Many people who want to master meditation may have difficulty at the beginning. Because meditation requires the presence of certain conditions, especially at the beginning of practice, it may be useful to follow some advice.
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To succeed meditation, it is important to keep in mind several things. They will improve your meditation skills, especially if you are a beginner. Good luck and study well!
What is meditation?
Meditation is your way to freedom from the continuous whining of thoughts and worries to inner force, calm, the feeling of benediction, to the higher levels of meditation - spiritual awakening and enlightenment. Meditation is more than just a way to have rest for the body. It plays an important role in religions and spiritual practices but in reality it is not related to any religion. It is practiced all around the world since ancient times till now.
There are lots of methods and forms of meditation. It is practiced for many reasons: inner calm, spiritual growth and awakening, rest, health, success, development of psychic and inner capacities. Meditation calms body and mind, diminishes stress and anxiety, normalizes blood pressure and cures the body. It improves the work of your mind, contributes to concentration and improves intuition. Regular practice of meditation shortens the flow of disturbing thoughts, it brings emotional calm, joy, felicity and enlightenment.
For meditation to take effect, it is important to practice it every day, at least one time a day, or, better, two times, and for at least 15 minutes. But you can also start with 10 minutes.
There are two types of meditation. The first type is about concentration on some activity, for example, breathing, on an object, on a psychic image, words or thoughts, another type supposes inner silence, inner concentration or emptiness. The second kind of meditation can only be experienced when you have significant experience in the first kind.
What makes meditation effective
- Meditate every day.
- Positive attitude, patience and open-mindedness will be of great help.
- If you are tired, you'd rather not meditate.
- Find a solitary place for yourself.
- Stay in a comfortable position, with straight back.
- Inhale slowly and deeply - several times.
- Pay attention to something positive in your memory. Enjoy this souvenir for several minutes.
- Think during some time about the benefit of meditation, how it will improve your health, your concentration, how it will calm your mind and relieve stress and tension.
- Tell yourself that all your thoughts stop now and cease to disturb your mind.
- Meditate calmly but very attentively. The more your attention is concentrated, the easier you are able to overcome the stream of thoughts and other disturbing factors. Start with something simple: pay attention to your breath and ignore all the incoming thoughts. Think of some inspiring quotation.
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