Meditation is not often easy especially when you’re just beginning to learn it. But this is not a viable reason to not learn it. Today, were going to talk about why. Meditation have so many health, emotional, physical and psychological benefits, therefore, it’s something you don’t want to miss out on. The problem is, most of us can spend a lot of time trying to meditate but not really getting the results they want. That is because meditation has more to it than just sitting with your legs cross and start worrying about life.

So here are 3 techniques that will help you meditate with an optimize result…

Optimize Result Through Breathing

To be effective, the first thing that you want to be better at is breathing. In breathing, there is what we call rhythm. The rhythm is like a guide or pathway towards stillness and peace. Now, just to give you an example, when our minds are not still, or experiencing the hustle and bustle of life it is in the Beta state. Beta wavelength happens during our waking hours.

Now, if you’re meditating and need to relax, what you want is to dial it down. Meaning slow down the wavelength to Alpha and even deeper to the Theta state. This is when breathing is truly essential. Because of lack of experience and knowledge about different kinds of breathing technique it is usually undermined by beginners. Not a very good move when you’re trying to reap the benefits from meditation practice.

So practice slow and rhythmic breathing to take control of your muscles. Because that’s what going to help your mind relax and generate calm and peaceful thoughts.

Letting Go Both Mentally and Physically

One of the greatest obstacles when meditating is our inability to let go of our physical tensions. When we have lots of tensions in our body because of a stressful day, it blocks the flow of energy or chi or qi.  When the energy cannot flow, we cannot achieve effective meditation, because it requires relaxation and stillness.

So what can we do while attempting to meditate? Simply let go of the tension of each part of your body, slowly and one at a time. You can start from head to toe by focusing your attention to each part such your forehead, eye brows, jaw, shoulders, arms and all the way down to your to.

Remember to focus on the tension while practicing your slow rhythmic breathing and then, slowly and gently say some words of affirmations such as, “Let go, relax, I am calm, tranquil” or whatever words that generate calming effect on your mind and body.

Reaching and Staying In The Present Moment

One of the common challenges in meditation is the attachments in this life. When we are mentally and emotionally attached to people, things and events of this world we tend to think about them during our meditation sessions.

It works like this, just seconds after we start meditating thoughts in our minds pop up. We think about the thoughts of the past, the events, the things we should’ve done and the regrets that we have and so forth, as if there’s really a chance that we can change what happened.

And then, if that’s not enough, we think and worry about the future and run mental dialogs like, “How am I going to make my wife happy tonight, where can I get money to pay the bills, what should I make for dinner, where can I go to have a nice vacation?”

That is not the way to get optimized result when it comes to meditation. To effectively meditate, we need to have control over our minds and direct it to the present moment. Focus on the now. You might have heard the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

To be honest, I have not read it yet, but I heard its highly related to this topic, which is about being in the now or the present moment. So if you’ve read it please share some thoughts in the comment section below, coz I’d love to hear from you and your success.

So that’s about it for now. I really appreciate that you’re spending time to visit and  read my blog. I hope you got some great value out of it. Because that’s what The Rigorous Project is all about. So If your answer is yes, please, share it on your social media, on Facebook, Tweeter and Pinterest, so we can also help others learn how to meditate effectively. Thanks again, wish you the best!