Whether you are a beginner or having trouble with meditation, you can meditate.
Here I will tell you what goes on in the mind when we are meditating and how to use it more effectively.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is powerful and a well-established technique.
Although with good intentions, many do not truly know what meditation is.
Meditation is a lot like sleeping.
It occurs when our brainwaves frequency changes from our waking state to the delta state.
Meditation is entering the deeper levels of consciousness consciously.
In other words, meditation is sleeping while being awake.
How Meditation Works
Every person carry a thought whether they know it or not. Thoughts are energy from the mind.
By consciously entering the theta or delta state, you practice taking control of your unconscious thoughts, hence, your mind energy.
To do that, we discipline the mind to stop the thought chattering and learn to use the mind constructively.
You are putting your mind and body in a focused way that will naturally make you healthier and stronger. For example, 30 minutes of meditation is as effective as a 4 hour sleep.
What can meditation do for you?
Here are some of the things meditation can do:
- Improve focus and high intelligence
- Raise your energy and productivity
- Increase compassion and kindness
- Reduce stress and keep you relaxed
- Open up spiritual insights and unlock hidden abilities
From mental clarity to physical health to spiritual awareness, learning how to meditate effectively gives you the doorway to taking control of your life.
How to Meditate:
There are thousands of ancient to modern techniques for meditation. However, this is the broad process of meditating that all meditations have:
- Intent: Have an intent on what you want to meditate on.
Maybe you want to practice visualization, reflection, concentration, or simple relaxation. You can look for the different types of meditation out there.
Knowing why you are meditating will give you better results.
- Preparation: Get into a comfortable position in a comfortable place – the more tranquil the better.
Preparation is necessary for meditation. A lotus position is not necessary though any position you choose should have your spine straight and erect. Close your eyes and breathe normally.
- Relax your Body: Relax all your physical tensions, directing your relaxation from head to toe.
You can breathe deeply on all physical parts of your body until you are totally relaxed.
- Calm your Emotions: Focus your attention to your emotions.
Notice how it feels and calm your emotions from all stimulation and reactions.
- Clear your Mind: Shift your attention to your mind and become aware of your thoughts.
Clear all thoughts and hold this focus for a short time. You can hold it for a longer time if you’re advanced.
If you lose focus, return to your center of attention. You can use Mantras or visualization of a single object to help clear your thoughts.
Meditation is like working out: the more you do it the stronger it becomes. Here are other quick tips to enhance your effectiveness.
- Start small sessions
- Don’t worry about doing it right
- Surrender all expectations.
Meditation does not replace working on yourself but is part of becoming yourself. As long as you are relaxed, you can meditate effectively.