Meditation 101

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Meditation refers to a state where your body and mind are consciously relaxed and focused. Practitioners in this field report that their awareness, focus and concentration have been improved, and their views on life have become more positive.

Meditation is most often associated with monks, mystics, and other spiritual disciplines. However, you don’t have to be a monk or mystic to enjoy the benefits. And, you don’t even have to practice in a special place. You can even try it in your own living room!

Although there are many different methods of meditation, the basic principles remain the same. The most important of these principles is to remove obstacles, negative and wandering thoughts and fantasies, and calm the mind with a deep sense of concentration. This will remove debris and prepare for higher-quality activities.

Your negative thoughts are that noisy neighbors, bossy office workers, parking tickets and spam are considered to contribute to the “pollution” of the mind, while keeping them out is the “cleanness” of the mind. It can focus on deeper and more meaningful ideas.

Some practitioners even blocked all sensory input, no line of sight, no sound, nothing to touch, and tried to separate themselves from the noise around them. If this is your goal, you can now focus on deep and profound thoughts. It seems refreshing at first glance because we are all used to hearing and seeing things constantly, but as you continue this exercise, you will find yourself becoming more and more aware of everything around you.

If you find that the meditation postures seen on TV threaten those who cannot bend back-to-back, as well as distortions that look painful, then you don’t need to worry. The principle here is to be in a comfortable position conducive to concentration. This can happen when sitting cross-legged, standing, lying down, or even walking.

If this posture allows you to relax and concentrate, it will be a good starting point. When sitting or standing, your back should be straight, but not too tight or too tight. In other positions, the only taboo is slacking and falling asleep.

Loose and comfortable clothes help a lot during the whole process, because tight-fitting clothes can suffocate you and make you feel nervous.

The place where you meditate should have a soothing atmosphere. It may be in your living room, bedroom or anywhere you feel comfortable. If you intend to take on a more challenging position (if you are more focused on this, and if softly, you are screaming to release). You may need to arrange the location so that it can soothe your senses.
Silence can help most people relax and meditate, so you may want a quiet, isolated area away from the phone ringing or the washing machine buzzing. In this regard, pleasant scents also help, so buying aromatic candles is not a bad idea.

The monotonous sounds of monks you see on TV are actually performing their mantras. In short, this is a short creed, a simple voice, which has mysterious value to these practitioners.

You don’t need to do this; however, it’s important to note that focusing on repetitive movements (such as breathing and buzzing) helps the practitioner enter a higher state of consciousness.
The principle here is the point. You can also try to focus on an object or thought, or even focus on a single line of sight while opening your eyes.

An example routine is to silently name each part of the body in a meditation state and focus consciousness on that part. When doing this, you should pay attention to any tension in any part of your body. Imagine releasing this tension psychologically. It can work miracles.
There are also many meditation CDs on the market that have been scientifically proven to change your brain waves to help you achieve deep meditation. Find more information about these here: Meditation CD.

Overall, meditation is a relatively risk-free practice, it is worth the effort (or unremitting efforts, remember that we are relaxing), it is worth it.

Studies have shown that meditation does bring beneficial physiological effects to the body. There has been an increasing consensus in the medical community to further study this effect. So start creating your health and well-being now… and start meditating today!