Meditation, connecting with your inner self
Each person is as vast as the universe itself, reason why there isn’t a single meditative formula, there are different paths and tools to reach a state of peace, interior communion with the world.
The time flies, as if it were ephemeral, without contemplating death. Many human beings travel the life path as if the train will pass them by, as if they were on automatic pilot, without stopping to consider the available options that they have, noticing how abundant is the environment and how firm decisions can be. But, you know what, these crazy days can be changed by doing meditation when getting more attention and freely releasing vital energy.
Meditation is one of the oldest practices of mankind, considered as the most important exercise for the human being. To meditate is to know the mind, to focus on a thought, to be present, to find the tranquility and the inner peace that naturally comes. It is to learn how to stay calm and away from the mental, sensorial and emotional state in which we usually live.
Each person is as vast as the universe itself, reason why there isn’t a single meditative formula, there are different paths and tools to reach a state of peace, interior communion with the world. The current pace of life is dizzying, anxiety and stress are just around the corner. Do not be taken in by them, change and live your life freely.
Benefits of meditation: To control emotions. To reduce effects of stress. To remove those beliefs that prevent you from moving forward and making your dream comes true. To create a new “Me” according to who you really want to be. To improve your attention and concentration. To allow positive thinking to flow clearer.
Steps to meditate
1 Calm environment. Start in a quiet and silent environment, which will allow you to focus.
2 Comfortable clothing. Block any factor that may distract you. Therefore, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and take off your shoes, in this way you feel free.
3 Time to meditate. Define how long you will meditate. For beginners, it is advisable to have short period sessions of 5 minutes a day and then to gradually increase up to 20 minutes or more.
4 Do stretching. It is advisable to reduce tension or pressure before starting meditation. It is important to do light stretching for a few minutes.
5 Correct and comfortable posture. While meditating, it is essential to find the exact position in order to choose a posture that allows you to achieve the optimum balance that keeps you upright. You can be sat on a cushion placed on the floor while adopting lotus or half lotus position.
6 Close your eyes. Although meditation can be done with eyes open, it is better for beginners to try to meditate with eyes closed, which blocks any external visual stimulus avoiding any distraction.
Connect with your inner self
Once you start, you will see its benefits. Express any new emotion that come up. Stop needless suffering. It is time to prove yourself that you can get everything you want, to reach a balanced state fully connected with your inner self.
Types of meditation and its features
- Buddhist Meditation: It is the most common type, which consists of training the mind so that it can stay focused on the here and now.
- Zen meditation: It is a type of Buddhist meditation that focuses on the study of being.
- Transcendental Meditation: This modality uses the mantras, that is, to repeat a sound either in a low voice or in the mind.
- Qi gong Meditation: It is part of traditional Chinese medicine. When practicing, it combines meditation, relaxation, physical movement and breathing exercises to maintain balance.
- Tai Chi Meditation: This meditation technique is combined with martial arts movements, where slow postures are performed to the rhythm of breathing.
- Vipassana Meditation: Also known as insight, it comes from India, and consists of seeing things as they really are. Through self-observation of our body and mind, and the interconnection between these two, a greater balance of our mind can be achieved.
- Mantra Meditation: Consists of repeating a mantra or song while meditating. Focused on breathing, and through chants and their vibrations, we can switch off our thoughts and free our mind. The most basic and known mantra is the Om.
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