Meditation

When you hear the word “meditate,” what images come to mind? Sitting cross-legged on a pillow, eyes closed, possibly chanting? A religious group engaged in deep and mindful concentration?

WHILE THESE ARE FORMS OF MEDITATION, THE PRACTICE COMES IN MANY OTHER VARIETIES:

Mantra/ Chanting Breathing Asana/ Exercise Art/ Creative Endeavors

There is nothing more important than beginning. Stressing on doing it “right” is just a way we keep ourselves from doing what will make us feel better. The mind will always fight change it will work to stay in charge, to survive in the way it has been, it will chatter, talk to you, distant you. Just observe your experience. You are not your feelings. You are not your thoughts.

The Human being is of three minds. The positive mind, The negative mind, and The Neutral mind. Each has a useful aspect, but if there is not the ability and awareness of each we can get stuck and then life becomes very uncomfortable. The Negative mind can keep us safe and alive and out of danger as we judge our environments for survival purposes. But a look around the world and we see how the negative mind can destroy harmony, attack others, and lead to globally destructive instances.

Meditation is a tool for clearing out the debris for our lives, quiet the mind, and bring the body out of defense. Mantra added to Meditation can give an active mind something to occupy it on the surface level while ancient blessings and prayers clear your fields and vibrates sound current through the body purifying it. Asana added to Meditation can move nervous energy, and unlock the Kundalini energy stored within you.

Meditation for beginners

For beginners, the simplest form of mediation is breathing. Breathing can be done each day for only a couple minutes at a time. The goal of a breathing meditation is to allow the mind to rest from thoughts, which means allowing thoughts to pass through, rather than tending to each one as it enters the mind. Learning to “be” with the present is the goal of meditation.

There really is no right, or wrong way to meditate. In the beginning, you may find it difficult to slow your mind and tap into your inner consciousness so it may be beneficial to begin your meditation first thing in the morning, before you’re distracted with the tasks of daily life. Or at the end of the day just before bed.
For breathing meditation find a comfortable seat, and allow the spine to be tall. Simply concentrate on the breathing, both the inhale and exhale, bringing each to the same length. Breathe from the stomach, rather than the chest, and allow the belly to go soft, rising and falling with each breath. If a thought enters into your mind, acknowledge it, and let it go. Allow your mind to grow still.
Once you’ve strengthened your meditation routine, experiment with practicing at other times, such as at your desk before a long meeting, after a workout, at bedtime — really, whenever it is safe to close your eyes and allow your concentration to move inward.
Meditation works most effectively when practiced every day, so start simple but stay consistent. It is more effective to meditate for just five minutes a day, at the same time every day, than for 20 minutes once or twice a week. Just as long as you begin.

As you experience the benefits, experiment with new meditations. Meditation will help to slow your mind from the fast-paced nature of today’s environment, allowing your intuition to show itself more strongly and aligning you more with your intentions.

IN ADDITION TO MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL BENEFITS, MEDITATION MAY HELP WITH:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Binge eating
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Substance abuse

Kundalini Meditation for Mental Purity

Kryia

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