Meditation gives you a deep insight of yourself and helps in the flourishing of your innate faculties. The regular practice of meditation tune our lives to be more rational, as meditation enables us to let go off all the drama and give space to peace. In today’s world, it is impossible to avoid falling to stress and fatigue after a hectic work routine. Meditation would act best in such situation as it actively acts on our body and mind and makes it free from the clutches of chaos routine. It is to be kept in mind that we are more powerful than the negative emotions such as stress and anxiety that challenge us and it seems impossible for us to get rid of them. Most of the meditation specialist are of the view that that external situation often occurs spontaneously and we might not be in a situation to deal with them, but all we can do for our own wellbeing is to concentrate on developing a state of mind that is strongly under our control. It is believed that when you achieve the high level of mindfulness, you are better able to concentrate and challenge the emotions back that once challenged you by defeating them. Now the question is, are you ready to mediate? If yes then this article would enlist five easy steps for you that can help you gain the maximum out of the meditation exercise:
1.Concentrate on your breathing:
Breathing is the most basic and easy step to achieve the goal of deep meditation as a beginner without resorting to the difficult techniques. All you need to do is monitor deeply the inhaling and exhaling procedure. In this case, your focus point should be your breath. Focus all your concentration on how the oxygen travels and carries nutrients to different parts of your body. When you are powerful enough to concentrate on your breathing procedure with minimum distractions, you will successfully experience mindfulness or deep meditation.
2.Opt for walking meditation:
The principle statement for the beginners is to start from the basic tuning of their body parts, and once they have mastered the basics, they can try other techniques to experience deep meditation. The second easiest option that rests with the beginners is to opt for walking meditation. All you need to do is find a peaceful place for the walk. In walking meditation, your point of focus should be the sound of your footsteps. Focus your concentration and mind on the ups and downs while walking and the minor change of sound that comes with the change. It is normal for beginners to get distracted easily so don’t worry about achieving perfection. Every time you feel distracted focus back on your feet. This active meditation technique does double-duty as both a stress reliever and a low-key form of exercise.
3.Try practicing gratitude in silence:
The third easiest and simplest way to get tuned to meditation as a beginner is starting from simple exercise of paying gratitude to your loved ones and recognize what they have done for you. Pay them gratitude both from your mind and heart. Observe this step every morning you wake up and a positive start to a day is guaranteed.
4.Identify your comfort zone:
As a beginner, it is advisable that you take a start from your comfort zone or identify the position that you are more comfortable in. The logic behind the comfort zone is that you won’t be able to concentrate powerfully when you are uncomfortable. The most recommended meditation postures for the beginners is to sit tall and upright to facilitate the energy flow.
5.Observe don’t react:
As a beginner, you are just expected to sit and observe that is going on in your mind and surroundings. All you need to practice is self-control by not reacting to them. It is a false perception that you have to close your mind and thoughts to the mental and emotional thoughts. All you need to do is perform the role of a submissive observer whose mind has the ability to think, but he is least bothered about what’s happening. This, in turn, would help you in future when you aspire to experience deep meditation.
Odette Cecilia, originally from Venezuela, learned intuitively to meditate through creative visualization. Her depth of spirit led to her interest in and love of the healing arts, and most specifically, the use of sound frequencies and music to enhance spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being in others.
As a Sound Healing Meditation Therapist and Reiki Master, Odette has worked in the US and globally providing sound healing meditations. Odette Cecilia uses the harp, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, and other instruments in conjunction with guided visualization and meditation in the sound therapy that she offers to both individuals and groups. You can learn more about Odette at her website AwakeningSacredSpace.com.