Meditation for beginners — how to practice correctly
A huge interest in spiritual practices is not accidental — humanity has realized the benefits of self-development and its importance in life. Meditation is the right path to a successful life, a harmonious state of mind and a sense of the joy of being.
Through meditation you can gain health, financial well-being and love. Learning to meditate is not difficult, you need to know — how to do it.
The practice of meditation in everyday life
What does meditation give a person? First of all, awareness.
A spiritually developed person goes through life with the eyes of the soul open, realizing himself in the process of existence. Many people are accustomed to live “automatically” — to think patterns, choose things for advertising, take dietary supplements on the advice of a friend.
Meditation helps to realize true needs and desires, freeing thoughts from vanity and negativity.
During the practice, the energy components of the human subtle bodies change, which is expressed in the improvement of the body’s health. Mastering the Vajrasana posture improves the body’s metabolism and activates the digestive processes.
That is, by learning to sit in this position, you can get rid of many health problems.
The position of the fingers during the practice is also important — they are called mudras. Mudra changes the flow of energy in the body, thereby changing the energy characteristics of a person and his state. That is, the practice of meditation is useful for a person in all areas:
In meditation, a person can realize what is important to him and what is secondary or unnecessary. This is the path to self, to self-knowledge and harmonious existence in the universe.
This is achieved through the discipline of the thinking process, the ability to concentrate on the goal, relax the muscles of the body and harmonize mental processes.
For several centuries of meditation practice, many works of spiritual content have been written that there is not enough life to study. A beginner of his spiritual path should not learn transcendental meditation, one should master the basics and basics:
- correct posture;
- ability to concentrate;
- the ability to free the mind from extraneous thoughts;
- the ability to visualize;
- ability to breathe correctly.
This is the beginning of everything. In the future, the practitioner will be able to choose other types of meditations, more complex.
How to choose the right posture for meditation? The choice of posture depends on your goal in practice.
If you need to relax and calm the psyche, you can lie on the sofa or sit in a chair. In all other cases, you should meditate while sitting, with the exception of dynamic visualizations.
The main thing in the pose is a comfortable state. The back should not ache, and the legs — to numb. Classical poses of yogis are desirable, but you must first get used to them!
Therefore, the first classes of meditation spend sitting on a chair with a straight back.
Straight back — the basis of the correct posture in meditation.
Why is it important that the back was straight? Because only through a direct spine can cosmic energies enter the human body — through the crown of the head.
This is all closely related to the chakras, which can be read in special topics. If the back is stooped, the cosmic energies will not be able to flow freely through the chakra pillar.
What should be the position of the hands and fingers during meditation? Usually the fingers fold into the wisdom of knowledge — they connect the big (first) and the second finger with a ring.
But you can use other mudras in practice — it depends on the purpose of meditation and its purpose.
Apply the following mudras:
Further, the muscles of the body must be completely relaxed. Why is it important? Because the muscular clamp speaks of a mental block, and this is not permissible in meditation.
Remember how fists begin to clench fists? This suggests a direct influence of the psyche and emotions on the muscles of the body.
Therefore, at the beginning of the practice, it is necessary to free the mind from all extraneous thoughts and experiences and relax the body.
The next useful skill in meditation is the ability to concentrate on one question. To keep one goal in mind, one must be able to free the mind from the flow of thoughts.
This is achieved with the help of special exercises on concentration, for example — meditation on a candle, breathing or a pendulum. Therefore, the first exercises for beginners should be the practice of relaxing the body and freeing thoughts from the hustle and bustle.
What is visualization? This is a mental representation of the object in pictures. That is, you said «lemon» — and should be able to present it in front of you with your eyes closed.
This is visualization. Why is it needed in meditation? There are numerous practices in which it is necessary to represent things in color and movement.
For example, you will need to visit an imaginary place to get some kind of result. This is impossible without visualization skills.
About proper breathing. No need to breathe in any special way — quite enough even breathing with the stomach. Do not accelerate, slow breathing or stop.
Breathe naturally through your nose.
Stages of meditation
First you need to prepare for the practice — take a shower (preferably), ventilate the room and rid the room of dust and dirt. This is important because the dirt prevents any connection with cosmic energies — any.
Mental or physical dirt should not be present in the practices.
To tune in to the meditative mood, it is useful to smoke a stick with the smell of sandalwood. Frankincense will come too — it also tunes in spirituality and cleans the mind and the surrounding space well.
Sandalwood or incense helps to concentrate the mind on an important issue.
Next, you must sit comfortably in a chair or pillow on the floor and bring thoughts in order. Along with the elimination of unnecessary thoughts, the muscles of the body will relax.
These processes are interrelated.
To tune in to the subject of meditation, concentration is required. This can be achieved with the help of breathing techniques — just watch your breathing process.
Notice how you inhale the air, how it fills the lungs and how it comes out with an exhalation. Take this a few minutes.
Another simple exercise to achieve the necessary concentration will be tracking the movement of an imaginary ball through the spinal column. Imagine that when you inhale the ball rolls down from the top of the head to the tailbone, and on the exhale — rushes up.
This is quite an interesting exercise that helps to get rid of unnecessary thoughts and concentrate on one goal.
As soon as you feel that you have entered a working state (relaxed, removed mental noise, concentrated on breathing or a ball), proceed to the main meditation. Now you will be easy to achieve results in practice.
What should be the way out of meditation? In fact, you must return from the world of calm and contemplation to the world of vanity and anxiety.
When you were in a state of contemplation, the flow of energy flowed at a certain pace. In everyday life, they are much more active and more impulsive.
A sharp way out of the state of contemplation in the usual mode of wakefulness may adversely affect the well-being.
To return to normal, do a “dry wash” — rub your hands intensely and wash your face with them. To turn off the flow of cosmic streams, comb your hair with spread fingers — movement to the back of the head. Stand up and wave your hands, shake your relaxed fingers.
You can knock your teeth and rotate the eyeballs with closed and open eyelids. These simple actions synchronize your energies with the surrounding space.
We looked at how to meditate properly. Practicing meditation is good for everyone and does not depend on religion or its absence.
Feedback from practitioners is always positive. The only thing is to properly follow all the recommendations and not to neglect the study of material on this topic.
Over time, meditation will become an integral part of your life.
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