What Is Meditation?
It is a process for stilling the mind, releasing mental and emotional conditioning, increasing the vitality of the body and connecting to a universal consciousness. A variety of techniques may be used including: special postures; stillness; mental focusing on a word, sound, or the present moment; movement, dance and/or spinning; controlled or non-controlled breathing.
The Three Benefits Of Meditation:
- Building Energy
Why Is It Hard To Meditate?
For the average person meditation is difficult. When you first commence meditating, sitting still, staying awake and focusing your mind takes a lot of practice and commitment before it can occur easily.
The Five Enemies Of Meditation:
- Attachment – wanting it to always be enjoyable.
- Aversion – not wanting to do it because it feels uncomfortable.
- Sleep – not being able to stay awake during the practice.
- Monkey Mind – not able to stop the thinking, constantly thinking and analyzing.
- Doubt – In the teacher. In the technique. In yourself.
Types Of Meditation:
- Stilling the Mind – These are meditation techniques that primarily induce a state of relaxedness. Mantra meditation, TM, one pointedness looking at a candle, focusing on an object, walking awareness. It helps you let go of tension in the body and anxiety in the mind.
- Purification – Dynamic meditation, Rebirthing, Vipassana, certain moving meditations. Releases tension from the body’s cellular memory. Aids in the healing of most illnesses as it releases the stress in the body/mind and detoxifies the organs.
- Energy Building – Krya Yoga, Kundalini Meditation. Increases vitality in the body and the acupuncture meridians