Article by Michael Ross
Many individuals that are in search of clearing their minds from daily worries and stress turn to meditation. But is there a 100% efficient meditation technique? The facts are that there can be found various meditation techniques – some of them quite specialized and detailed – but there are a few steps that need to be followed regardless of the chosen method: the breathing, the relaxing and the meditation itself. Here they are
How to Breathe
The first thing you should know is that there is no effective meditation technique without a proper breathing. Basically, you need to focus on your breathing, to breathe in slowly, yet deeply and to let the air out as slowly as you can, but without making effort. Try to think that the air is clean and pure, that it comes straight from God, from the perfect nature or from other positive, ideal sources. Furthermore, try to feel that the breathing is cleaning your entire body and that it is helping your body loosen up. Some individuals find it useful to try to breath as slowly as possible and, at the same time, as quietly as possible – try to think like you are “whispering” your breathing.
How to Relax
Meditation and relaxation go hand in hand and depend on each other, so make sure that you are committed to begin a complex and unite meditation exercises program, a program that is based on a previous relaxation and detachment from worries and problems. But how can you make sure that you reach the needed level of relaxation? Well, first of all, you need to be surrounded by a welcoming, appealing and intimate decor that can permit you relax and meditate. Select the place where you feel most comfortable and at peace.
How to Meditate
The wide range of meditation tools and techniques permits you to find the one that is most suitable for you. But there is one meditation technique that seems to be very popular and easily applicable: the visualization meditation practice. The only question here is: “What should y ou visualize?” the answer is quite simple: you should visualize the one thing that makes you feel relaxed, happy, satisfied or that induces any other feeling you enjoy. Basically, it can be anything: a moment that happened, a moment that you expect to happen, an activity that relaxes you, a fantasy, a trip to an exotic island or, why not, to your own room or home (the place where you feel safest and best), a natural element, your loved ones and the list can go on and on.
When you are imagining or picturing the selected moment or element, you have to let all its beauty invade you, you have to be receptive to all the stimulants that it offers you, to enjoy it in all the ways you can. Observe your selected element carefully, slowly, be attentive to the details. Live the emotions that it creates with intensity and you will live the meditation experience at high standards.
Once you have started to meditate, make sure you practice your meditation technique every day or at least every other day and make sure you follow the above tips, in order to get to the desired results. Remember that meditation is a key to a better health, a better sleep, a better focus and, in general, to a better life, so those 10 minutes every day are worth it
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