Meditation involves silencing our mind. It is not an intellectually activity.Think of it as a tool to relax your whole self, and also for better health. It also can be a valuable tool to discover one’s self. The core of meditation is to focus and eventually quiet your mind. As you get better at it, you will find that you can meditate anywhere, anytime. Below are the easy steps to start:
Set a time
When you are starting to learn how to meditate, you need to set aside enough time in your daily routine for meditation. It can be any time of the day as long as you are ready to relax.
You may set time for meditation at the start of the day or you can put it at the end of the day as a means of relaxing. However, it is recommended that the easiest time to meditate is in the morning because your body is not tired and your mind is still fresh.
Find a quiet Place
Once you find the time to meditate, you need to choose a suitable space to meditate. This should be a private spot free from external disturbances. You should feel safe, at peace and comfortable in it. Your bedroom t is probably the most appropriate place to meditate. Create an environment that doesn’t have any noise or distractions and remove any pieces of clutter lying around. You can put some music on but make sure it’s calm, repetitive and gentle as so not to distract you.
Relax your body parts
Sit on a level ground and keep your back straight to help with your breathing. Remember to relax your arms and legs. They don’t need to be in a special position. The most important part is that you are relaxed. Now start searching for part of your bodies that are not relaxed. It could be face muscles or certain parts of your body. Try relaxing all of them.
It may be hard to control our thoughts through the power of mind. So to silence your mind, try to focus your mind on something. It may be a simple mantra or it may be concentration on a flower or a candle.
Silence your mind
Once you are focused, now you can clear up your mind. This requires discipline and it is alright if you are not able to master it immediately. It would take a while for you to be able to do this, but by practicing on a daily basis eventually you will master the technique.
Meditate for as long as you want until you feel cleansed, purified, refreshed and good to go. After meditating for a certain period, you will reach a point where your consciousness starts to shift above the physical reality when that happens, you become detached from your physical self and become an observer to your physical reality. The longer you meditate, the deeper the state you will be in and the higher the consciousness you will enter.
Most importantly, meditation is something done with intensity and focus, once you achieved that, you have reached the pinnacle of meditation. So try it at home today and you’ll find yourself feeling better than you have ever been before.