Meditation is a useful practice which will help you gain mental strength. You will be able to focus, as well as detach yourself from your problems or overwhelming emotions. If you are dedicated to meditating you will see that after a while you will grow mentally stronger, and you will really see the benefits of meditating.
However, a lot of people don’t know how to meditate, or are not sure how to meditate or what should they really do. Therefore, in order to help I will just give you some ground rules and basic rules of meditation which should help you get going in meditation practice.
Before you start to meditate, you should get into a position. Some people believe that you can only meditate sitting in the Lotus position, and if you cannot see it in the Lotus position, you cannot meditate. This is not true. The only thing which is important about position in meditation, is that you are in a comfortable position which will allow you to relax, but at the same time that you are alert, so that you don’t fall asleep or get drowsy. Therefore, sit with your back straight in the most comfortable position you can find for your body and allow yourself to focus on meditation. Also, you should close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
Meditation is about controlling your mind. While you meditate and you will find that your thoughts come and go. You can get attached to them, and get involved in an entire story, or start thinking about something in particular, but you should avoid this. The point of meditating is that you do not dwell into your thoughts, you should not think about anything in particular. You should clear your mind of all the thoughts that might arise and focus. You can focus on your breeding, or you can focus on a mantra, but it is important that you focus with a clear mind.
Whether you choose to meditate for an hour every day, or just 20 minutes, you should respect your time for meditation and avoid being interrupted. Sit in a quiet place, in a comfortable position, preferably by yourself, and set the timer or alarm clock that will go off in 20, or 30 minutes. For the first couple for minutes you will probably try to get into a comfortable position, but once you do, you will start to meditate. You should practice meditation every day in order to see the real benefits of meditating.
- Benefits of meditation
Some benefits of meditation have been scientifically proven. With meditating you will be able to increase your focus, your well-being, as well as your immunity. Also you will experience less depression and anxiety. With medication you will be able to increase your self-esteem, optimism and relaxation. Also, some issues such as emotional eating or smoking, can be solved with practicing meditation.