Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Meditation 101

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Let’s get straight to the point that if you have tried to meditate before them you probably have found you mind going from here to another direction and all of those thoughts seemed to be screaming in order to be recognized.

Although there may be truth to it, some of the most interesting and satisfying moments of stillness and silence still occur in between your thoughts even if you are trying to focus on one object.

Due to this, you must be able to create a space for peace and stillness even in between your thoughts to manage meditation accurately and effectively. You must not allow yourself to dwell on your thoughts, but you have to imagine and breathe as you are gently releasing those thoughts or putting them aside.

When your mind begins to react to these thoughts, you will find yourself honouring the healing effect between your thoughts as you are now breathing to help access that stillness within you, eventually energizing and renewing your whole being.

After this, you will now begin to observe that the space between your thoughts are widening as you keep on going deeper into that kept silence within yourself, thus, leading to the communication with the Divine Presence which is already within your body. This will put you in a state of peace, hope, and love.

The Divine Presence will be within you as these words where found also in the Bible as proof. It states that with God alone a person’s soul waits in silence because his hope is on him (Psalm 62:5).

Our soul is already within us that is only waiting for us to arrive when we reach that silence and stillness because of meditation. In a similar way, your soul will arrive each morning you wake up and seek for a moment of solitude before facing the day ahead.

Bear in mind that the practice of meditation is a way to help you get into your moments of silence and solitude that come between thoughts. Remember that your brain can automatically sense the time when you will get into the state of being in love, joy and peace that are already living within each one of us.

Meditation is only a way on how we can get to know ourselves better through moments of solitude and peace that it can provide us especially if we are going to perform it on a daily basis.

How does Meditation Work?

There are many reasons why people practice meditation such as to reduce stress and anxiety, improve concentration and promote good health. All these are achievable when meditation is practiced regularly.

Meditation works by slowing the brain waves down from the usual Beta state to an Alpha or even Theta state. Both sides of the brain tend to synchronise in these states so heightened learning and and creativity is possible. It also encourages the production of beneficial hormones such as DHEA and melatonin and reduce harmful ones such as cortisol. These effects may in turn help slow the ageing process.

Meditation also helps people relieve their stress through clearing out their thoughts from negative feelings such as anxiety and depression.

Meditation can also help a person live longer as it promotes happiness within them. You can also experience the wonderful effects of meditation in your life once you begin.

You can get through a hectic day if your thoughts are free from the obstacles of negative feelings that can eventually cause you to perform poorly at work or in school. Taking time to devote to meditation is such a healthy way to perform at a higher level. It is a very relaxing method that can have long lasting effects on you.

Take some time to research different types of meditation and how it can help you fight off stress and keep yourself away from illness. Make sure that whatever type of meditation you choose is suitable for your lifestyle, and remember that it must be a method you resonate with.

Guided Meditation Tips

Guided meditation is a valuable technique if you have been wanting to incorporate meditation into your daily life. In this article, I will provide you with tips on how to meditate especially for beginners.

In answer to the many questions we get from people who are curious on how to start with guided meditation or how to start meditating, I have listed steps below that can help you.

Here are the tips:

  • Be consistent with your breathing. Inhale and exhale at regular intervals and maintain this pattern all throughout the session. If you are going to breathe in slowly, it will feel like a chore while breathing quickly will cause you to lose your concentration, thus, preventing you from meditating more efficiently.
  • Meditate with your eyes closed. Do not attempt to meditate while your eyes are open for they will just be prone to seeing distractions in your surroundings, thus, preventing you from slowing your mind down into a meditative state.
  • Sit on a pillow or comfortable upright chair. Have yourself positioned in a comfortable manner by placing a cushion or a pillow on your seat. This will let your vertebra stay aligned and will keep you from being disturbed from the aches and pains your back can cause by your bad posture while meditating.
  • Listen to a guided meditation CD. You can try different meditation CDs to find out which suits you best and what type of music/rhythm can help you meditate efficiently. You can try using the Holosync audio technology which aims to bring you to a deep meditative state without any conscious effort on your part.
  • Never meditate on an empty stomach. If you are hungry, then you should not meditate. Hunger can obviously distract you from meditating because your stomach seems to be growling. On the other hand, if you meditate immediately right after eating, you may also be unsuccessful with the activity as you may feel sleepy minutes after a meal.

These are only some of the many useful meditation tips that you can follow. You may read more information about meditation on this site if you want to learn more before trying out this beneficial activity.

Bella
My name is Bella and I am a weight loss retreat leader who runs retreats around the world. Often working alongside well-known retreat leader Sophie Jones. I lost 30 pounds and have kept it off by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. My blog posts are about how I did it. Please note I am not a medical doctor and my advice is what has worked for me and my retreat clients, try it out, maybe it will work for you too! Contact me on: bella@cleanseplan.com

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