Meditation isn’t becoming a new person, it’s a skill to develop. When a man intensely desires to reach a higher radiant life then he engages in aspiration. Without intense aspiration, there can be no meditation. If you have anxious, worry, tense, fear then you should try meditation. Meditation is a simple and fast way to reduce stress.
How does Meditation help? (Benefits)
Mediation will help you to create a space. Space between you and the body, between you and the mind – there will be the end of suffering. Once the fear of suffering is taken away, only then you will keep your instinct of self-preservation down. Otherwise, you won’t keep it down. Once you master the meditation process it will give calm, peace & positivity around you.
- Better Self Awareness.
- Improve Immunity.
- Headache Relief.
- Improve emotional well-being.
- Increase Concentration.
- Help you to be in the present moment.
Process of Meditate-
There are different types of medication and may be different ways to do it. But we’ve come up with ‘ ’ basic steps which will help you to start making a habit of Meditation.
Step 1: First of all get comfortable. You need to be in a position where you have to be for the complete meditation. You can’t take a rest or move in between.
Step 2: Close your eyes, focus on your attention. Focusing your attention is what helps free your mind from the distractions that cause stress and worry. Focus on what you are feeling at that particular moment.
Step 3: Relaxed breathing. Take a deep breath from your nose. Then let your belly push your hand out. And slowly breathe out through your mouth. The purpose is to slow your breathing. It reduces the use of the shoulder, neck, and upper chest muscles while breathing so that you breathe more efficiently.
Step 4: Do not try to avoid or suppress your feeling. You have to be an open attitude. Do not try to judge your thoughts. Let your thoughts pass through the mind.
Step 5: Don’t go too hard on yourself. As a beginner, you may feel uncomfortable after 5 minutes. Then it’s a signal that your body can’t take it more.
Read more: Proning breathing excersize and it’s importance.
If you are a beginner then you just need to start slow. Begin by doing 5 to 10 minutes a day, and slowly you can increase to 20 to 30 minutes. Set a schedule. Try meditating at the same time each day. It will help you to make a habit of Meditation.
Now there is a common mistake we want to talk about. Don’t reverie (kind of daydreaming) while meditating. It’s easy to mistake reverie for meditation. This is a greedy fictional world where our mind tends to send our thought while meditation. Meditation is a strong purposeful thought, where reverie is easy and pleasurable. Where reverie is a lack of self-interest, Meditation can increase your possession of self-control.
When you should avoid meditation-
There are certain places and time when you should completely avoid trying meditation. And when if you try also it will be difficult.
When you should avoid:-
- During your meals or immediately after meals.
- In crowded places.
- While walking rapidly.
- While lying in bed in the morning.
- When you are smoking.
- While using an electronic device.
When it’s difficult:-
- When in company.
- Lying on couch or bed.
- When you are extremely tired.
- When you are getting sleep.
Then let’s see when & what are the best places to meditate:-
- Very early in the morning.
- Immediately/little before meals.
- In an open-air & a silent place.
- While sitting on a hard seat.
- When your body is strong & vigorous.
All the conditions above stated are of the utmost importance in the early stages of meditation. These should be noted carefully and observed by all who are striving to acquire the practice.