Tips & Types of Meditation
There is a lot of different way of meditating and there is not set path on how to meditate. Mediation by definition is an intervention in a situation or relationship in order to resolve it. An intervention of peace and stillness in between the commotion of a situation or a relationship. An injection of peace and stillness to regain awareness of our present moment. You might want to experiment with the different types of mediation until you find the one that resonates with you the most or you might want to develop a variety of techniques. In all the different practices there is always the same encounter of the "Monkey Mind" which is the persistent thoughts that come you while you are meditating. No worries just recognize them without judgement that way you won't give your power again to the "Monkey Mind"
Thoughts are just cloud passing by...
Always find a confortable position if you are sitting down or laying always find a confortable position. Sit on a zafoos or a pillow and get ready for at least 20 min mediation.... well you can build up to it, but always challenge yourself. As you get to 20 minutes you will do it twice a day, eventually increasing your meditation time. Meditation will bring you clarity, peace, stillness, and patience. Its a sacred moment with yourself and an expression of self love. Here are some different types of meditations try them out and see which one you resonante with. You Can Do It !
Meditation with Visualization
Where you imagine that you live on a trip or you meet your spiritual guide. One of my favorites is to practice the law of attraction with visualization where you visualize what you want to attract to you and then FEEL as if you already have it. This tunes your thoughts to the right frequency of your desires ending all self sabotaging.
Meditation Focused on an Object
Meditation focused in an object: You can bring all your focus to the flame of a candle or looking into a crystal. Remember to be comfortable, relax your eyes and breath.
Guided Meditation is a great way to mediate in which you listen to a recording through Apple Music or even Youtube. One of my favorite things to do is laying down and place crystals over the corrupting chakras for a chakra balancing.
Trancedental Meditation is a practice that involves repeating a mantra for a certain amount of time. Much like the rosary, mandala beads work in the same way in keeping count of how many times you repeat the mantra. Make sure to be confortable and while holding the beads feel then between you middle finger and thumb.
Hearing Meditation is a technique where you listen to every sound in your ambient. You can do this with your eye open or close. The objective in the meditation is to stay alert and conscious of your surroundings. I love to do this meditation in a park, the beach or anywhere in nature. Try to have the city noise pollution to a minimum.
Buddhist/ Kundalini Meditation
Buddhist/ Kundalini Meditation, in this practice I combine two techniques from different background but same principle. In the Buddhist mediation you are suppose to focus on your breathing and observe the inhale and exhale of your breath. This is better said than done. Focusing can be the greatest challenge in meditation and focusing on the breath is very difficult. I created a way to breath more natural and bring more calming attention to my breath. I use the Kundalini technique of Alternating Nostril Breathing aka. Nadi Sodhan for balancing my breathing patterns, masculine/feminine energies, and to facilitate awareness to my breathing. It consists of using the thumb and index fingers of the right hand, make a "U" of the two fingers, using the thumb to close off the right nostril and the index finger to close off the left nostril.Close the left nostril, inhale deeply through the right nostril. At the end of the inhale, close the right nostril and exhale through the left nostril.Now inhale through the left nostril fully and deeply, then close the left nostril and exhale through the right one. Again, inhale through the right nostril and continue alternate nostril breathing. The breath must be complete and full on both the inhalation and exhalation cycles. Do this for the first 5minutes of your meditation then relax and concentrate on your breathing for the rest of the meditation.