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Why Meditate?

The reason why you need to meditate is because of all the positive life changing benefits you can get from meditation. Studies have shown that people who meditate on a regular basis have dramatically reduced illness, stress, and need for rest.

But one of the most important reasons to learn how to meditate is that the act of meditation itself is sublime.  Meditation is not solely dependent upon the effects, but the act of meditation itself is a wonderfully blissful one, transporting you to an increased state of contentment and tranquil awareness. Actually, because the means and the end are pretty much the same thing, the training has no beginning and will never end. Read the rest at Friamins Blog


Tips On Learning How To Meditate

There are many similarities  among many of the various cultures and religions when it comes to learning how to meditate. This holds true in many aspects of practicing meditation, from learning how to breathe properly, proper posture, when to meditate, choosing the correct environment, mapping out your meditation and understanding your thoughts and emotions. It is important to take all these things into consideration but don’t get too overwhelmed with perfecting any one thing when you begin to learn how to meditate. To experience the incredible benefits of meditation it will take a commitment and desire before you begin to unwrap the layers that have defined your existence for so many years. It is necessary that you learn how to meditate the correct way to get the most from your meditation experience.

Pick Your Environment

Find a room that is quiet and free from distractions and noise. You may choose a place in your house that fits this criterion as long as the room gives you a good feeling and is private enough to allow you to spend at least fifteen minutes uninterrupted. Do not overly concern yourself with finding the perfect spot it will come in time and as you continue to use the same meditation spot you will be changing the vibration of that spot so that it will hold the vibrations you are emanating. As you continue to program your energy into your meditation area you will start reaching deeper states of bliss

When To Meditate

It’s a great idea to choose a consistent time each day to meditate. I find that the morning works best for me because I haven’t been overwhelmed by my daily chores and obligations. These mental and physical demands place a lot of stress on our minds both subconsciously and consciously and they become harder to let go of when we try to relax and calm both our bodies and minds. Be consistent with yourdaily morning meditation and you will notice that your day will unfold in a much different joyful pattern.

A Meditation Plan

Planning your meditation is important when you begin learning how to meditate. To have a productive meditation it is important to be in the right state of mind. Meditating as soon as you get home from a long day is not a good idea because it will take the better part of your meditation just trying to calm down. A good idea would be to take a short walk to decompress from the demands of your day. If you are tired than maybe you can take a cool shower or even an energizing fresh fruit drink. This is a good way to prepare yourself to have a joyful and relaxing meditation.

Proper Meditation Posture

There are many different positions you can use when you are meditating but when you are just learning how to meditate it is best if you began in a seated position. You can sit in either a chair with a straight back or on the floor on a cushion. Imagine yourself as one with the surface you are sitting on and let the energy travel through your body from the floor to the top of your head. Picture your body being pulled upright by an imaginary rope that is attached to the top of your head. This technique will help allow the energy to flow through your body unrestricted

Put your hands on you thighs and relax your fingers letting go of all the tension in your arms and hands. Relax your jaw as you bring your chin towards your chest. Rest your tongue against the top of your mouth or up against your upper teeth while keeping your mouth open slightly. With half open eyes look out and relax your vision by seeing but not really focusing on anything. Put yourself in a state similar to that of a trance where you are aware but not aware at all. It is the same way in which we deal with any sounds: you hear the sounds but you don’t focus on the sounds. They become a background symphony for the experience of the meditation, having no more significance than the background noises we hear and ignore all day long.

Using Your Breath

When you begin to learn how to meditate you will notice that your mind is moving wildly from thought to thought as our minds struggle to gain control once more. By focusing on your breath you will learn to let go of these thoughts. Counting your breaths is a good way to stay focused. As you breathe deep into your belly and then breathe out this will be a count of one. Try counting 15 to 20 breaths or how ever long it takes to train your mind to be quiet. Breath in prana energy and breath out tension and anxiety. Pranic energy is the all pervasive universal energy. Learn to tap into the universal source of energy by visualizing breathing in prana energy.

Rejoice in the Benefits Of Meditation.

As you start to master your thoughts and your body you find that you are in that place where you are now in control of your emotions and health. That area within where the mind is no longer the controller of your destiny and master of your fate. You begin to realize what it’s like to be in control of your life and only accept peace and goodness in your life. A profound understanding of the unlimited being you are meant to be. All your former illusions of self are now breaking down and you are on a journey to discover the truly divine being you are.

Use these meditation techniques everyday for the best possible results.
Benefits Of Meditation