Article by Stephen Frost
Meditation has formed an important part of many cultures for thousands of years, the importance of its practice being noted as important on spiritual, emotional and physical levels. The practice of meditation has been widely documented to be beneficial to reducing stress levels, improving health on a physical level and to empower the individuals practising with a greater level of spiritual fulfilment. In regards to references that have been made with improved physical healing much of that can be further linked to improved emotional wellbeing and stress reduction. By reducing stress our bodies attain a healthier frequency of being, and as such creates a way of being that reduces physical dis-ease.Meditation can affect people over many different levels, with each person taking a varying level of effect from the meditation they do. In short we are all individuals, and as such achieve differing effects from the meditation we do. Though we do share common links through a diverse variety of things we do all react and behave differently to different stimulus. This is a strong point to note when you are first starting out with meditation, your results are likely to be different to other peoples. Some people take to meditation faster than others, and everyone goes to slightly different depths with it. Spiritual healers within the various cultures that still have them, go to a very deep level of trance and meditation when they are working, yet often they can so in what many would class as a waking state. Monks and others seeking enlightenment can reach levels where they go to very deep meditative states for days, free of the need for water or food due to the way they have shifted their energy levels. So whatever duration and depth you can go to and wish to go to with your meditation is totally ok, when you start out take it easy on yourself and be gentle in terms of what you do.Initially many people find that they go into a light trance, similar to the level that a person may experience whilst watching tel evision or fish swimming in a tank. So if you are feeling that you are still conscious that’s ok, the more you meditate the easier it becomes and the deeper you can go. Also you may find that using Guided Meditations, either via C.D. or mp3, are a very good way to start meditating. By using a Guided Meditation you can clear your conscious mind out of the way more easily as you just follow the words and voice of the person guiding you. This is the reason that meditation groups are a very good place for people to initiate their journey with meditation, being with a teacher who can guide you and share information with you as you begin meditating can bring you a greater state of ease and confidence with your practise. The main thing is to start off with something that is comfortable for you, be that Guided Meditation CDs and mp3s, a meditation group or just taking time quietly on your own as you learn to meditate is fine. Meditation is something that is meant to be easy, relaxing and beneficial for stress reduction, so go easy on yourself when you are learning to meditate. Then as you get further into you meditation practice you can take it further and go to greater depths, always though meditation is something to be enjoyed, something to bring you happiness and calmness. Whatever level you are and wherever you are starting from, be you just starting to learn to meditate or going to deeper spiritual places I wish you well with your journey. Enjoy your meditations and the calmness they bring to your life, Namaste
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