Meditation

Meditation, not to be confused with mediatation, is an ancient art form that has been practiced for centuries, with origins in the Eastern part of the word; India being a prime example. The basic use of meditation is as a form of healing which does not require the ingestion of any medications, relying only on the individuals mind and how it may be finely tuned to achieve the desired effects on both mind and body. The purpose of meditation is to transcend “normal” thinking and elevate oneself into a higher state of awareness and consciousness, achieve a relaxed state of mind, and be able to clearly focus. Meditation covers a wide range of spiritual and psycho-physical practices and is not limited to religious traditional practice. The common denominator among all types of meditation, however, is the discipline involved – The practice of meditation can take one of several forms including the focus natural gateway clinic on a single object or process such as a mantra. Meditation can also be performed while walking or performing or engaged in a simple repetitive task.

Types Of Meditation

Our busy life generates stress and anxiety time and again; as a result our unhealthy and impatience mind lost its control, functions erratically. Had you learn how to meditate in any corner of your life? If you had and if you have been honest in practice and patience both, you will be one of the greatest minds of the world. You have to just wait and trust. Today I am experiencing the results of seeds that I had sown some years ago. There are mainly three types of meditations worth to mention here according to our Buddhist philosophy. Tranquility meditation:  The fundamental objective of tranquility meditation is to calm down the mind, remove all anxiety and hypno therapy-london timidity and increase concentration. Skill of this type of meditation is useful for achieving following four ideal stages. Insight Meditation:

The purpose of this type of meditation is the realization of truth, specially the truths of impermanence, suffering and “no-self.”  This type of meditation is superior to the former one as it liberates us from the false confirmation of this cosmic world and its synthetic beauty. This is primarily practiced by Buddhist followers but anyone can learn this regardless of any creed or religious faith. This insight meditation focuses on the concept of mindfulness. Here, mindfulness is not meant to concentration.  Concentration means giving your total focus at a single object or matter without any deviation.  On the other hand, mindfulness is to think about it and comprehend its entire concept.

Love, affection and kindness are central virtue of mankind.  A man’s identity as a divine creature relies on these parameters.  And meditation also needs these pleasant virtues because these are complementary to all types of meditation.  The need of loving meditation is to develop the mental habit of true love for the self and others. It is said to ‘bliss of life’.  In loving meditation, love is radiated not only towards nears and dears but also for neutral person and even for your enemy.  Paradoxically, love is only one winning weapon to fight against our enemy. And this is utilized here.

Guided Meditation – On The Breathe

To begin with this guided meditation you will need to find a quite space where you can relax and not be disturbed for around half an hour. Now to dont worry, if you can follow a guided meditation even for a few minutes then you are doing well. So please remember practice makes perfect and the more you meditate the more you will be able to focus on the task at hand, which is to be able to focus on one thing without any external influences or thoughts entering the mind this is deep healing meditative practice. This guided meditation is exactly what is needed to reach this goal. I do recommend using a program or video guided meditation series, or even better go to your local temple and meditate with the monks there. They will be more than happy to mentor and teach you how to meditate.

Sit in a comfortable position with your legs crossed on a cushion supporting you lower back take time to get your self comfortable. If sitting crossed legged is to uncomfortable then sit on a chair that supports you back to be in the upright straight position. Sitting up straight without being rigid or in conflict with you body and feeling comfortable allow your eyes to close slowly and gently. Take a few seconds now to remind your self that if any other thoughts come in you will simply ignore them just for this time. Now take a deep breath in counting to three slowly and a long breath out slowly counting to 6. repeat a few times just until you feel more relaxed.

As you breath out just feel your body start to relax even more and feel the tension in your body start to decrease and disappear into the floor on every out breath. Feel the tension release from you head as you breath out. Now imagine and feel the tension on the out breathe releasing down your face concentrating on the face, just feel the tension release and focus your mind there. Stay with the feeling just concentrating on the tension leaving you face.