I’m going to show you 3 vital steps to effective meditation. 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 going anywhere. That is because meditation has more to it than just sitting and not talking as if your parents put you on a time out. So lets get started.
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 is Theta and lastly Delta.
Now, to get to Alpha, Theta or Delta what we need to do is to have slower rhythmic breathing. The slower we breath, the more relax we become.
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? 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 parts such eye brows, eyes, jaw, and so on.
Remember to focus on the tension while practicing your slow rhythmic breathing and then, slowly and gently say some affirmations such as, “Let go, relax, chilax, calm down, tranquil” or whatever that commands and guides your mind and body to stillness and deeper relaxation.
What’s happening there is your giving instruction or commands to your mind and body that will serve as a guide to follow. When we are tense we cannot effectively meditate. So one of the key is to relax.
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 effective 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.
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