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How Do You Meditate ? Back to top
Find a peaceful place inside or outside that where you wont be disturbed. You can sit on the floor or on a chair, A sitting posture rather than lying down because lying down could send you to sleep. If you are not a person who easily goes to sleep you can meditate in a reclining position on a sofa with the back of your head supported, the important thing is to keep the spine straight because energy flows up the spine, also avoid large dinners before meditation.
To meditate you need to focus on energy centers of the body, or concentrate on an image, chanting and breathing exercises are also used. You have to try different techniques to see what works for you, don't expect it to work first time meditation takes practice.
Chakara Meditation Back to top
This form of meditation involved concentration on the energy centers they are called chakras, these chakras are found along an invisible energy tube called sushumna which runs along side the spine and ends between the eyebrows called the third eye. There are seven chakra points found along the sushumna. The energy which flows along the sushumna is called Kundalini or chi, during meditation the energy is pulled up along the sushumna to the third eye. In advanced meditation when a large amount of energy is created in the third eye it is said to jump to the seventh chakra called the crown, when this happens it is called samadhi, once you can enter this state it leads to a state called enlightenment. Concentrate on each area for an equal amount of time and it might help you to place your fingers on the area of concentration.
Chakara Meditation Sequence
Start concentration on the third chakra, one inch below the navel- the center for strength and willpower.
Next go to the fourth chakra the heart, in the chest area-the center for balance and happiness.
Next move to the sixth chakra the third eye, the middle of the forehead between the eyebrows slightly above them- the center of wisdom and psychic seeing.
Mindfulness Back to top
This is another form of meditation, it is using meditation in your everyday life. It is based on the Buddhist theory that whatever you focus on you become, for example if you focus on unhappy thoughts you will become unhappy and if you focus on happy thoughts you become happy. So the essence of mindfulness is to have happy positive thoughts 24/7, replace every negative thought with a positive one, its not easy but with practice it will become automatic and you will not be dragged down with every negative situation you encounter.
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As you focus your
mind on breathing in and out slowly and deeply, your mind becomes absorbed in
the rhythm of inhalation and exhalation. As a result, your breathing will become
slower and deeper, and the mind becomes more tranquil.
Mantra is chanting meditation, mantras are sacred words repeated during meditation. You can chant a mantra out loud or just think of it, each mantra phrase has a meaning, focus on the actual words of the mantra. A few mantra words are listed below.
MANTRAS ah-nam, shi-rim, see-tah, sat-yam, ra-ma hush, at-man, peace, sha-lom, at-ease
Benefits of Meditation Back to top
Research has shown that Meditation can contribute to an individual's psychological and physiological well-being. This is accomplished as Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an alpha state, which is a level of consciousness that promotes the healing state.
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