Meditation is a simple practice that has the potential to change your whole life – from the inside out. Science has proven the many benefits of meditation – from better mental health to happier relationships and improved work performance. Many potential new students are deterred, however, by a few persistent – but wholly untrue! – myths and misconception about meditation – so let’s debunk them one by one.
Most of us are familiar with the ancient Chinese concept of yin and yang – two opposing forces in harmony and balance. Yang symbolizes the masculine principle and qualities such as movement, heat and activity. Conversely, the feminine principle of yin represents stillness, coolness, passivity and simply “being”.
Warm-up; 3-5 minutes: Sit in a comfortable upright posture. One part at a time, feel your body parts from the feet to the head. Feel your feet, but in such a manner, that you don’t do it from your head down, but rather are present in the feet and let the feet feel themselves. Then proceed to the lower legs, the upper legs, and so forth. Spend as much time each place as is needed to feel the presence there. When you done the head, then feel the entire body. Notice the body is breathing by itself. Don’t interfere with the rhythm, simply observe it.
Below are great tips which will allow you to focus on yourself throughout meditation rather than the internal chatter in your head.
There are actually a lot of reasons why individuals don’t consistently reflect, but the most common reason provided is: “meditating is not for me. I don’t have the persistence to sit still for 10 minutes with my eyes closed.” The good news is there is a style of meditating for everybody. Try things out until you find what really works.
Meditating is the practice of concentrating on something or a single point of awareness. It’s the process of soothing the mind allowing one to get enveloped with their real elixir; the real self that is one with all (source, world, divine awareness, universal awareness or any other given name meaning the same).
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