If you learn proper meditation and progress on your practice, You will benefit from the healthier body with improved immune system, energy levels, a sharper mind with increased mental strength and memory recall. These are the guides to help you learn on how to meditate properly.
1. Proper Posture
It is important to hold your head up, back upright, while cross-legged while sitting on the chair or the floor. Since the mind and body are intimately connected, a well balanced and proper posture will reflect itself upon your mind.
2. A Quiet Place Of Your Own
It is advised to find an uncluttered, well ventilated and tranquil place where you can sit undisturbed for 20 minutes to 0ne hour on a regular basis. It is important to set up a schedule you can stick to and live with it by letting your personal comfort guide you. You can create an altar where you will face while meditating with something like lighted candles to strike a chord with you and have a relaxing and calming effect.
3. Eyes( Half Open Or Closed)
The choice of keeping your eyes half opened or closed while meditating is your choice. This varies between different meditational teachers and methods. Others prefer closed eyes during meditations to help them focus better while others argue thoughts tend to drift when you keep your eyes closed.
Meditation is a wake call that fine-tunes your mind, body, and spirit to realize the true essence of life. Concentration equates to focus where we use our mind as a focused beam of light to achieve our mundane goals. In meditation, focus means careful attention to what you place at the core of awareness.
It is important to pay close attention to your natural breathing when learning meditation. Your abdomen expands and contracts as you inhale and exhale. Your breathing starts to slow effortlessly, and then you experience a state of tranquility, well-being, and peacefulness.
The best results are achieved when sitting in complete silence, but you can try practicing with the aid of meditation music. When practicing meditation the inner and outer silence come together, giving way to profound kind of healing.
Sit anywhere you feel comfortable as long as it is quiet if you happen to think of meditating. When you are learning how to meditate, do not force yourself to sit for long, you may experience restless or discomfort. You can start with 10 minutes and gradually increase to 20 minutes as you progress.