Learning how to meditate helps you achieve personal and professional success faster. With a clear, focused mind, and calm, relaxed body, you can access internal and external information to help you make wiser decisions. Moreover, the more you meditate, the more access you have to your intuition.
In many diverse cultures, many different forms of meditation have been developed over thousands of years. Meditation is a practice where you train your mind or induce a state of consciousness, to realize some benefit like relaxation, stress reduction, healing, strengthening your life force, or develop higher qualities like love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. By focusing on breathing, visualizations, mantras or meditation music, you bring mindfulness to the present moment, which sets the stage to calm your mind.
Meditation can also be used to access wisdom and insight from your own higher unconscious or Universal power often known as The Goddess, Universal Consciousness or Source.
This powerful tool can help you tap into own your creativity and inner wisdom as well as develop your intuition. One extremely powerful guided meditation technique called The 4-Part Meditation integrates for different forms of meditation into one simple practice. This is ideal for those who are first learning how to meditate. A highly effective way to enhance concentration and mindfulness, it can be practiced sitting in a chair, lying down in a bed or using a yoga mat on the floor.
4-Part Simple Meditation Technique
1. Find a quiet place, close your eyes, slow down your breathing. Find a quiet place, close your eyes and slow down your breathing by taking four long, deep, slow breaths. Now imagine a white or golden light starting in your left foot slowly moving up through the entire left side of your body and then down your right. Do this three times.
2. Repeat an uplifting word or phrase. For example, an uplifting word or phrase like “re-lax,” “so-ham,” “I am love,” or “I am in the universe and the universe is in me,” repeated silently over and over for about 4 minutes can work wonders.
3. Move into a quiet state. Stop your word or phrase repetition and just move into a state of quiet, receptive observation. Notice any thoughts, feelings or physical sensations that arise in your consciousness for 3 to 4 minutes. If you find yourself lost in thought, just return to that neutral witness position of observing the thoughts, akin to standing on a river bank watching the boats slowly float by. If you find yourself in a boat, just step back out onto the shore and start observing again.
4. Imagine being surrounded by a sphere of light. Spend a few minutes imagining yourself surrounded by a spotlight or sphere of white light. After two minutes, spend the remaining minute or two visualizing your life goals as already achieved. This step sends your intention out to the Cosmos, thereby attracting those people, resources and opportunities to you that can help fulfil your goal.
A Meditation practice is a natural progression! The notion of learning how to meditate can intimidate a beginner as there are several types of meditation, such as Mindfulness, Transcendental, Kundalini, Qi Gong, Zazen and Vipassana. As a new practitioner, do not get lost in the details.
Just focus on improving one session at a time. Whatever form of meditation you choose, you really can’t do it wrong. Whatever you are experiencing is fine. You will not have a totally clear mind or achieve enlightenment overnight. Meditation is a daily discipline that you practice for years, but the benefits you reap are so profound.
When you first start, 15 minutes is plenty. Over time, you will want to meditate longer, a natural progression of the practice.
A Daily Meditation Practice is a true blessing. Now if you do not have 15 minutes to devote to your practice, simply concentrate on the sensation of your breath for five minutes, by focusing on the sensation of the air coming in and out of your nose or the rise and fall of your chest.
Eventually, these instructions will become second nature and you will be able to easily calm your mind with these exercises. Be sure to focus on your breath and the sensations of inner peace and relaxation will follow closely.
Practice these methods to calm your mind
Practice for The Novice. You can also calm your mind by visualizing a peaceful scene like clouds floating by or the waves on a windy lake growing calmer and calmer. Do this for at least 5 minutes daily, then increase the time you spend meditating. Then, reassess how you feel mentally and physically after 30 days.
In a short time, you will notice increased clarity and energy in your life.
Note: You need not overcomplicate the process of learning how to meditate correctly. The well-documented psychological benefits will gradually grow stronger and stronger, boosting your emotional and mental health with each session.
Escape, Relax and Surrender through your daily meditation practice.
Tantric practitioners use meditation to mitigate stress, overcome anxiety, clear the mind and tap into their intuition in order tackle any life challenge that presents with ease, clarity and confidence.