Many beginners get discouraged if in a short time meditating they still do not manage to reach that dramatic or blissful experience. It is true that some people have a wonderful experience at the very beginning of meditation; however, most people need to diligently practice meditation for months or years before reaching that higher state of consciousness.
Meditation is a slow, easy, but sure process of inner growth and expansion of consciousness. Changes often occur deep within us, which cannot easily be seen. How quickly they occur and to what extent they notice, it is an individual thing.
There are three main styles of meditation, purely depending on the origin.
By focusing on breathing, you will slowly become aware of the present moment. Try to accept what is in the present moment without thinking about future plans. Comfortably seated, close your eyes and allow thoughts to come and go freely, not fixing is not one. If your thoughts wander, return attention to the breath. The result is a pure and peaceful mind.
By repeating the word, sound or mantra (phrase) can develop a degree of concentration that will help prevent distracting thoughts that are going through your mind. Try repeating either quiet or loud the sound of “a” or any other word that suits you, such as “peace”. After many repetitions you will feel that your mind and body into a state of deep peace.
Meditation in Motion (yoga, tai chi, qigong)
Graceful movements combined with proper breathing helps calming the body and restoring energy. The aim is to achieve harmony between the spiritual and physical energy and calm the mind and the body under exertion. In any case, you practice physical activity with focusing the intention of the mind, which is dedicated to every move.
How to meditate
Step 1- find a perfect place
To begin with, you need to find a peaceful and quiet place in your house. If you dedicate a special corner for that intention, meditation can much easier become a habit. All you need is a place in your favorite room. In the beginning, making sure that no one disturbs you while meditating, and then, when you have more experience, you will be able to find spiritual peace anywhere.
Step 2- Sitting
Sit so that you can completely relax and close your eyes. Sit on the floor and cross your legs. You can sit in positions other – leg to leg, lotus, or in chair. It is essential that your spine is straight and if you sit on the floor, that the knees touch the floor. Therefore, try to sit on something, say on a pillow or blanket. If you are still uncomfortable, do not hesitate to lie down on the floor.
Step 3- Do not rush
Begin the exercise with ten breaths, which is excellent way to mitigate eventual unrest, concerns or anger. Slowly breathe in for a count themselves; Inhale for a count one, exhale, inhale again, count two, breathe out … Do not affect breathing, be only witness to his flow. Repeatedly continue doing these ten to twenty minutes, once or twice daily.
Step 4- Indulge yourself
Do not expect great results right away; be satisfied with whatever you feel. Be patient and curious at the same time. You should not feel guilty if you sometimes miss meditation.
Step 5- Make it a habit
Try to meditate in the morning after waking up or in the evening, when all the obligations are finished or simply find the time that suits you best.
Step 6- Consult with the teacher
Even if you can meditate alone, after a while there will be inevitable questions. For help, contact the teacher of meditation. As in everyday life the best it can for some delicate questions please consult a specialist, so is meditation. Special techniques of meditation are best to learn from a professional.