Thursday, March 25, 2010

Meditation for Beginners

In meditation the first thing is the posture. You may sit in any posture and must be very comfortable and still. You can meditate on the floor or on a chair, you can meditate anywhere you want that you feel comfortable. it helps if it is a quiet place - no music, TV, phones, etc. to interrupt what you are trying to do.

Sit comfortably with your legs crossed and relax your fingers. Now close your eyes and relax. When we cross our legs and our hands are together it creates an energy circuit around us and gives us more stability. Eyes are doors of the mind, so the eyes should be closed. Any chattering inside or outside are the activity of the mind. Let the thoughts come in, but also do not concentrate on them, let them move out of your mind. The mind is nothing more than a bundle of thoughts. There are always thoughts coming to the surface of the mind. Whenever there are thoughts, we may get many questions known or unknown.

Observation is the nature of the cell, so one should just witness the breath. Do not inhale and exhale consciously. Let breathing happen on its own. Don’t go behind the thoughts, just observe normal breathing, and be with your breath. The density of your thought reduces. The breath becomes thinner and shorter. Finally the breath becomes the smallest and separate like a flash between the eyebrows. In this state one would have no breath and no thought. One would be totally thought-less; this is the state of meditation. The more you meditate the more cosmic energy you receive.

Meditating can bring you a sense of calm and relaxation which people find refreshing and energizing in their lives. Use these basic guidelines and give meditation a try. With time and practice, you will experience what I have written about here.

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