Article by Dr. Rose Windale
A lot of people are familiar with the concept of meditation and its tremendous benefits. A lot of people know a lot, but perhaps not enough as even though there may be books or CD’s or magazines to get information from, determining the right technique or approach that will suit you is not that simple. Deciding to do meditation on your own will most likely be disappointing as you may not attain the results that you desire. If you choose this path, there is a possibility that you will eventually be disheartened and frustrated. This article does not mean to antagonize meditation.
It only has to do with the considerable possibility that if you do it on your own, there are less chances for you to be satisfied. Meditation works for anybody. But the thing is, to get the optimum benefits from meditation, you need to have the right teacher, one that will constantly be behind you to ensure that you get the best out of meditation. Guided meditation may well be the best option that you can take. Considering the vast sources of information out there about the basic principles, practices and philosophies of meditation, it may seem that you are standing before a hundred crossroads.
Chances are that you will take the wrong path despite all the information you have acquired. Neither will joining a group prove completely effective. Most likely, you will not entirely grasp the essence of the whole procedure as you are not individually taught. Guided meditation by far is the best choice that you can make. The first thing to do when you decide to go for guided meditation is to find a teacher that would willingly work with you on an individual basis. In this approach that you opt to take, be sure that the teacher wants to modify his/her program to cater to your personal needs and help you go from there.
Consider these guidelines before you decide to take the path of guided meditation: 1. What do you want to achieve from meditation? Be specific about your goals. 2. What is the suitable guided medi tation c ourse or program for you? 3. Confer with the teachers of guided meditation. Inquire about a program that will cater to your needs. 4. Ask about the duration of the guided meditation course as well as its cost. Consider, too, the guarantees and if there is a refund policy. 5. Find out of the guided meditation course provides continuous and ongoing support and guidance. See to it that your teacher will work with you to ensure that you get the results that you desire and deserve.
It is more than just a set of exercises for you and then to just leave it at that. Furthermore, make sure that guidance and support will go on as part of the guided meditation program for you to progress in the future. Paying for a guided meditation course is paying for a service. And if you are not satisfied, say so and expect to get a refund of your payment. An effective guided meditation teacher should be capable and confident of his/her capacity to give you the benefits that you expect from meditation. It’s totally out of the question when somebody says “It’s all up to you”.
About the Author
The author of this article Rose Windale is a Health and Wellness Coach who has been successful with several natural health programs for many years. Rose decided to share her knowledge and tips through her website http://www.healthzine.org. You can sign up for her free newsletter and enjoy a healthy and happy life.