Tips For Meditation
People try their hands at meditation at some points of their lives. But there are a very small number of people who can be actually successful in continuing the practice of meditation for a long period of time. This situation is very prominent and at the same it is very unfortunate also because meditation provides a lot of health benefits and people are unable to utilize the same.
One of the major reasons for this kind of situation is that the beginners do not cultivate a proper mindset and as a result after sometime the process of meditation becomes unsustainable for them and they quit. If people can follow some tips for meditation they can easily make meditation a part of their lives.
The first tip is to give meditation the requisite priority in your life by setting aside some time solely for the purpose of practicing meditation. Mediation should be continued till the moment a person enjoys practicing it. The moment you feel bored of doing meditation, and then you should immediately stop.
Before practicing meditation one should do some light stretchingso that all the energy of the body is focused on the body instead of the mind. Yoga can also be done as a precursor to meditation as it helps the muscles to loosen and relax, so that one can sit comfortably for sometime without feeling tired.
Yoga also helps your energy to circulate in the entire body. You should meditate in a place where there is dearth of activities so that your mind does not get distracted and make it a point to return to the same place for meditation everyday so that your mind gets programmed in such a way that your body gets ready for meditation at the very sight of the room, because our minds get accustomed to a certain thing due to the routine involved in it.
It is important for the people around you to understand that they should not disturb you while you are meditating as it can ruin your concentration. You should also avoid getting distracted by phone calls and try not to attend phone calls during meditation.
You must realize that meditation can provide the body with a lot of benefits and it will take a lot of time and dedication before the appearance of the results because then you will not quit practicing meditation due to frustration.
We can have different motivations for practicing meditation and if we find out the reason as to why we want to do meditation, and then it will be a lot easier to practice meditation without any kind of uneasiness. Finding a good teacher for meditation will help you to reach your goal systematically and you will not lose faith in the miracles of meditation.
During the initial phases when you practice meditation, then you can experience some uneasiness while sitting for a long time. It is necessary to prepare both the body and mind for such an activity or else one can find it extremely difficult to sit straight for meditation and when he is unable to do so then he will automatically call it quits, which should be avoided at all costs.
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