Meditation for Beginners
Published on Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 11:52 am and is filed under Sex and Relationships
Meditation for Beginners
Meditation is one of the easiest ways to relieve stress.
If you always thought that the art of meditation is available only to Buddhist monks, this is misleading. Everyone can learn to meditate. And it is a huge benefit for mental and physical health.
Beginners meditation will help:
- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and cortisol (stress hormone) levels;
– To develop the creative abilities;
– Get rid of unfounded anxiety;
– Strengthen the immune system.
Meditation leads to biological and psychological transformation of man. Brain and nervous system begin to work more efficiently, new areas of the brain are activated. A process of optimization of thinking, mental energy is stored, rather than dissipate. Our habits depend upon how neural pathways in the electrochemical charges move in the brain and nervous system. Through meditation it is produced a host of new ways of neural and mental energy is distributed differently, allowing malware to close the neural routes. Therefore, one easily gives up smoking, drinking, overeating, etc.
Many people think that during meditation a person closes his eyes and “flies”, he sees a lot of images, published in the “astral plane”, etc. Hence comes the disappointment when they start practicing and do not receive the expected value. ”I guess I have no aptitude for meditation,” – think yoga novice and do not try to meditate. But the value of meditation is not in receipt of occult experience (rather, they are the side effects often hinder the advance), and to purify the mind. Meditation is an exercise to develop the ability to concentrate on calming and clearing the mind. Therefore, if the person performs the technique and does not feel anything, it does not mean that meditation does not work. The transformation process is gradual, and after a while it becomes clear that there have been positive changes in the mind and body. Progressing through meditation, a person begins to experience a whole new set of feelings. The more the mind is cleared, the stronger the feeling of love and compassion is. Building on the concentration, the person becomes more focused and purposeful. By excluding from their lives “extra traffic” mind, he easily achieves social success.
The benefits of meditation:
1. Life dynamism: more stamina, creativity.
2. Relaxation: deeper sleep, reduced anxiety and fear.
3. Empathy: solidarity and the ability to communicate with everyone.
4. Inner peace and happiness: a healthy balanced life, a sense of well-being, harmony with oneself.
5. Spiritual growth: expanding the mind, developing intuition and higher levels of consciousness.
6. Confidence: willpower, self-confidence.
7. Clarity of mind: the rapid assimilation of information and creative approach to solving problems.
8. Reducing the effects of stress: rapid recovery after stress, decrease blood pressure.
9. Health: successful rehabilitation after serious illness (ex. heart attack), the treatment of psychosomatic illnesses (such as asthma).
Meditation technique of Yoga Tantra
1. Sit in a position with your legs crossed. The back should be straight, hands clasped in castle, tongue wrapped and lightly pressed against the sky, eyes closed. Take a few deep breaths. Completely relax and imagine that you sit in a quiet, secluded location – in the desert, on top of a mountain or somewhere else, there is no one around you. Try to consider it the more clearly you can. Now imagine that the earth was slipping from under your feet, leaving only an infinite space. Ordinary world with its problems had gone too far. You soar into infinity. Breathe with deep diaphragmatic breathing, deep and measured. Imagine that you are the only living creature in this universe, except you there is no one else.
2. Begin to meditate using the universal mantra that everyone can use. The mantra consists of three Sanskrit words: “Baba nam kevalam.” The word “baba” means “favorite” and refers to a higher (cosmic) consciousness, ”nam” – “name” and “kevalam” – “only”. The value of the mantra literally, “Only the name of my beloved” or “Everything in this universe is an expression of a single infinite consciousness.” It is important to recognize the value of a mantra during the repetition. Having completed step number one, begin to chant. Repeat to yourself, on the inhale mentally pronounce the “baba nam” on the exhale – “kevalam.”
Imagine that each millimeter of space in which you are, begins to emit lights. It is a shining everywhere, it permeates and dissolves your body. You dissolve into the ocean of the world and lose your sense of personal identity. There is not your body nor your mind, but the ocean of cosmic bliss, the ocean of blinding lights. When repeating a mantra, concentrate on its idea: everything is a higher consciousness, all is bliss. Perform this meditation technique for 10-15 minutes.