Five Tips to Having a Successful Meditation

Five Tips to Having a Successful Meditation

Five Tips to Having a Successful Meditation

The satisfaction and pleasure you derive from a perfect meditation can be an awesome experience.
Meditation has been widely regarded as being hard and challenging. However, this notion is not entirely true because meditation has been proven to be easy once it is done under necessary conditions.
The meditation capability of young Buddhists has shown that even the young can learn meditation successfully.
tips you must observe.

Peaceful Scenery

If you want to engage your mind in meditation, a peaceful scenery is the first condition you need to have. No matter the duration of your meditation, having the right kind of environment where you will be able to focus perfectly and avoid external disturbance is the first condition you must satisfy. Any disturbance will set you off the track.

The perfect environment does not necessarily need to be a big place. You can perform a meditation successfully in your office restroom or even a walk-in toilet.

One of the best places to have an outside meditation is under a cool tree.

Be In a Perfect Posture for you

A perfect posture is another important condition necessary for having a good meditation.

Bad postures can lead to an interference with your breathing and can also cause uneasiness. The comfort of the body is directly related to the comfort of the mind. If you want to have a good meditation, ensure you are in a perfect posture.

Sometimes, you may have to go through different postures before you can discover the one that is best suited for you. Whether you enjoy crossing your legs or sitting down on the chair, follow the pattern that suits you most.

Wearing good clothes is also very essential to being perfectly comfortable during your meditation sessions. You should consider wearing light clothes and also put off your shoes.

Try Breathing Meditation

Breathing meditation is one of the most widely used among meditation techniques. If you notice that you are getting carried away with thoughts, start counting your breath though not for a long time. A natural breath is one of the key steps to perfectly training your mind. Don’t try to control your breath whenever you are having a meditation, let it be natural.

Eyes

Though meditation can be performed with your eyes closed or open, it highly recommended for beginners or people who are just trying to perfect their meditation skills to start with closing their eyes so as to avoid visual sights that can cause distraction.

With closed eyes, you will be able to focus on your meditation.

As you perfect your meditation skills, you can try opening your eyes especially when you are feeling sleepy. Just don’t focus your opened eye on any particular thing.

Calm your Mind

This is very important for beginners. Before you start meditating, it is advisable that you free yourself from all thoughts and problems. There are various techniques such as affirmations “All problems resolve for me with ease” or “I take the time for me now” the latter can also be thought of as programming. After all, it takes a healthy lifestyle to take some time for yourself, because when you are rested and fit, you can best help your loved ones.

However one can put oneself into a state of rest, it does not do any good to meditate with rattling thoughts. Maybe you also help thinking of passing clouds and to pack the thoughts in there.

A small tip would also be, if you are awake at night, instead of annoying and getting even more nervous and excited, try to do a meditation. In this meditation you can get in touch with your spirit guide …

Final Thoughts

Being successful in meditation is not a one time success experience and will certainly not come over night. This all depends on the persons ability – exceptions excluded, there are always natural talented for everything! It all depends on your mood and the ability to letting go in the moment of meditation. Meditation can be seen as an exploration of your inner self, the more you get in contact with your soul, the more interesting it gets.

Wishing you heaps of fun with this “exploration adventure” to your inner worlds.

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Signs and Symbols about your Soulmate Meditation

Signs and Symbols about your Soulmate Meditation

Manifest your Soulmate into your Life

Did you ever meet your soulmate? We have many soulmates that we can meet in our lifetime, you can recognize a soulmate very easy and I am sure, you have met a soulmate before. Have you ever felt so familiar with somebody, maybe you could finish the sentence of this person as you had the same thought, over and over, or you just thought every time she/he said something, man, this is just what I wanted to say or what I thought and this vice versa…or you feel, as if you knew each other for a long time, maybe forever?

Isn’t this interesting, even more, fantastic? It feels so wonderful and gives you such a sense of warmth and security to have such a kind of relationship, if it was a good friend as a friendship or a partner.

I have dealt with the topic just recently and would like to share with you this beautiful meditation.

I would be glad to receive any feedback about the experiences you have made with your soulmates and / or what you have received in the meditation.

Enjoy the meditation and just let it flow 🙂

Christa

“Signs and Symbols about your Soulmate” Guided Meditation

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Science proves the benefits of meditation

Science proves the benefits of meditation

 

“Wenn der Grundzustand eines Menschen gelassen und ruhig ist, dann ist es möglich, dass dieser innere Frieden eine schmerzhafte körperliche Erfahrung überwältigt.” ~The Dalai Lama

Meditation kann bei gesundheitlichen Problemen helfen. Das ist ein toller Satz und es scheint zu einfach, um wahr zu sein, speziell wenn Sie schon so viele Dinge ausprobiert haben, die am Ende nicht helfen konnten.

Es lohnt sich sicher, anzuschauen, warum Sie Ihre Symptome haben, manchmal helfen Änderungen an Ihrem Lebensstil wie Ess- Gewohnheiten oder vielleicht bei Ihrer Arbeitsumgebung.

Okay, leichter gesagt als getan, Sie würden vielleicht in der Lage und bereit sein, Ihre Essgewohnheiten zu ändern, wenn Sie wirklich ein positives Ergebnis in der scheinbar endlosen Kette schmerzhafter Tage dabei haben, aber das Ändern der Arbeitsumgebung ist für die meisten Menschen etwas schwieriger.

Was ich empfehlen würde, ist zu sehen, wo man etwas in der Arbeitsumgebung ändern könnte und von dort Schritt für Schritt zu gehen. In den meisten Fällen besteht keine Notwendigkeit, den Arbeitsplatz zu wechseln.

Es liegt vielleicht an der Art, wie Sie die Dinge sehen, also an der Einstellung zu einer bestimmten und belastenden Situation, und mit einer anderen Bewusstseinsqualität würden Sie viele Dinge anders sehen können.

Meditation kann der erste Schritt zu mehr Bewusstsein sein

Die Vorteile der Meditation sind wissenschaftlich bewiesen, wie Sie unten lesen können. Die gute Sache ist, können Sie sofort damit beginnen, müssen Sie nicht irgendwo hingehen. Alles was Sie brauchen ist einen ruhigen Platz für sich selbst, schließen Sie die Augen und atmen Sie tief ein.

Über Meditation gibt es viele Artikel, sehen Sie diese als Empfehlungen, Sie können wählen, was am besten für Sie ist.

Beginnen Sie zum Beispiel mit einer kurzen Minute bei der Arbeit, wo Sie das Gefühl haben, es ist ein guter Zeitpunkt und wenn Sie merken, Sie haben wieder Schmerzen oder Stressgefühle.

Mit  kurzen Meditation zu beginnen ist ein guter Weg anzufangen, auf diese Weise sind Sie eher bereit, auf längere Meditationen wie 5 – 10 – 15 Minuten oder sogar mehr zu erhöhen.

Die Wissenschaft hat viele Erkenntnisse bezüglich Meditation erworben:

1. Verbessern Sie Fokus und Gedächtnis

Eine 2013 UC Santa Barbara Studie veröffentlicht in Psychological Science hat festgestellt, dass Achtsamkeitstraining, einschließlich Meditation, unsere Fähigkeit, spontane Aufgaben zu lösen und sich an Details zu erinnern, verbessern.

Für diejenigen von uns, die hektische Jobs haben und feststellen, dass Ihre Aufmerksamkeit ständig von Ihrem Handy – zu Ihrem Telefon am Schreibtisch – zu Ihrem E-Mail-Posteingang springen – zu der Person, die an Ihrem Schreibtisch steht – oder zu den Millionen anderer Büroablenkungen, können nur schon ein paar Minuten der ruhigen Meditation am Morgen unsere kritischen Denkfähigkeiten positiv beeinflussen.

2. Stress und Angst reduzieren

Forscher an der Harvard Medical School haben festgestellt, dass Meditation die Physik im Gehirn in der Amygdala ändert, der Teil unseres Gehirns der im Zusammenhang mit Stress und Angst steht, und dabei unseren Stress senkt.

So scheint es, tönt dies wie ein “Hirnloser” (definitiv lustig gemeint) aber das könnte man wohl im weitesten Sinne sagen. Das Hirn oder besser gesagt den “Denkapparat” für einen Moment ausschalten.

Aber für alle Skeptiker da draußen, ist es beruhigend zu wissen, dass die anekdotischen Beweise für die Meditation, die unsere Stressniveaus reduzieren, jetzt physische Veränderungen im Gehirn als dokumentierte Beweise haben, um sie zu unterstützen.

3. Reduzieren Sie das Risiko von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen

Eine 2012-Studie veröffentlichte Studie über Herz-Kreislauf Erkrankungen hat festgestellt, dass die Erkrankungen reduziert sind und die allgemeine Herz-Kreislauf Qualität sich verbessert durch tägliche Meditation. Meditation kann also nicht nur Stress abbauen, sondern kann auch das Risiko von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen reduzieren.

Die Patienten in der Studie, die alle koronare Herzkrankheiten hatten, wurden in zwei Gruppen aufgeteilt: eine Kontrollgruppe und eine Gruppe, die ein transzendentales Meditationsprogramm durchmachte. Im Laufe der mehrjährigen Studie zeigte die Gruppe, die die Meditationstraining erhielt, eine Verringerung ihres Blutdrucks und ihres Stressniveaus, dabei hatten sie niedrigere Herzinfarkt- und Schlaganfallraten.

Herzkrankheit ist nach wie vor ein globales Problem und könnte viele unserer Leben beeinflussen, wenn wir altern. Aber Studien wie diese zeigen, dass wir zusätzlich zu den Werkzeugen der modernen Medizin eine einfache Waffe in unserem Arsenal haben um unser Herz-Kreislauf zu verbessern.

4. Stärken Sie Ihr Immunsystem

Ein weiterer großer Vorteil der Meditation, zumindest nach einer 2003 in Psychosomatic Medicine veröffentlichten Studie, ist, dass sie die Fähigkeit unseres Körpers verbessern kann, Chronische Erkrankungen und Krankheiten zu bekämpfen. Während der Studie wurde eine Kontrollgruppe mit einer anderen Gruppe von Teilnehmern verglichen, die Meditationstraining erhielten. Danach wurde festgestellt, dass die Meditierenden eine signifikant höhere Anzahl von Antikörpern im Blut im Vergleich zu der Kontrollgruppe haben, die helfen, Krankheiten abzuwehren. Das bedeutet, dass regelmäßige Meditation uns helfen könnte, gesund zu bleiben, weniger oft krank zu sein und damit mehr Zeit und Spaß zu haben und mit unserem geliebten zusammen sein, anstatt im Bett zu liegen und sich miserabel zu fühlen. Lassen Sie uns daran erinnern, wenn das nächste mal die Grippe Saison heran rollt…

5. Verhindern Sie körperliche Schmerzen

Laut einer Studie von 1975 von der Wake Forest University, die im Journal of Neuroscience veröffentlicht wurde, hat Meditation die Fähigkeit, Schmerzempfindungen in unserem Körper zu reduzieren. Während des Studiums erlebten Patienten, die Meditation und Achtsamkeitstraining durchgemacht hatten, weniger Schmerzen, wenn sie heißen Flächen ausgesetzt waren, im Gegensatz zu denen, die keine Meditationserfahrung hatten. Dies trifft auch für eine Gruppe von “meditierenden” Patienten zu, denen Injektionen gegeben wurde, um die Produktion der Körpereigenen Opioide, also unsere Körpereigenen schmerzlindernden Stoffe, zu unterdrücken.

Die Autoren folgerten, dass dies das Potenzial hat, um zu helfen, chronische Symptome abzuschwächen und Abhängigkeiten von verschreibungspflichtigen Medikamenten zu reduzieren, und dass zukünftige Arbeit dazu beitragen könnte, den genauen Mechanismus zu bestimmen, wie Meditation Schmerzen lindert.

Meditation ist nicht mehr nur eine mystische Praxis, die hinter den Mauern der tibetischen Klöster verborgen ist. Es wird von einigen der angesehensten Gesundheitsorganisationen der Welt studiert, die nun in der Lage sind, die Wissenschaft zu beurteilen, um schon seit Tausenden von Jahren Ansprüche zu beurteilen. Die physischen und neurologischen Vorteile, die Meditation bieten kann, machen es zu einer wertvollen Begleitung der modernen Medizin zur Heilung oder Linderung von gesundheitlichen Problemen.

Wenn Sie unter Stress leiden oder Schmerzen haben, warum versuchen Sie es nicht mal mit Meditation? Es ist natürlich und frei. Ein einfacher Weg zu beginnen ist, zuerst eine bequeme sitzende Position zu finden. Halten Sie Ihre Augen und Körper entspannt, und konzentrieren Sie sich auf Ihren Atem. Versuchen Sie nicht, alle Gedanken zu bekämpfen und das Geschnatter, das durch Ihren Kopf läuft, zu bremsen. Bleiben Sie entspannt. Beobachten Sie sie einfach was kommt und konzentrieren Sie sich dann wieder auf Ihren Atem, sobald sie vergangen sind, so wie vorüberziehende Wolken.

Sie können Sie mit einer Minute beginnen und dann immer längere Sitzungen einbauen, wenn Sie anfangen sich zu wohl zu fühlen wird es auch immer leichter werden zu meditieren. Die positiven Effekte, die Sie von Ihren täglichen Meditation erfahren werden, könnten Sie überraschen. Was gibt es da noch zu verlieren?

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Stress reduction and other important reasons to meditate

Stress reduction and other important reasons to meditate

Stress reduction brings many people to meditation in our fast pace time, but there are more reasons to decide for regular meditation how many positive results show. In this article we look at the most common reasons to meditate.

Stress Reduction

Meditation reduces stress. Not only the mental practice, but also the physical rest plays a role. Mentally, meditation has a very direct impact on your entire nervous system by decreasing the production of stress-related chemicals such as cortisol. Meditation on the other hand, increases the production of mood-enhancing chemicals, such as serotonin.

Better Health

Meditation will improve your health as it strengthens the immune system. It reduces blood pressure and lowers your cholesterol. Meditation can never be used as a substitute for proper medical care, but it can certainly contribute to fast recovery.

Better sleep

Sleep is a perfectly natural human function, and it’s something we need every day. But if you have a busy mind or if you are stressed you will notice that your sleep is not effective anymore. Meditation can help you improve the quality of your sleep. It is also another one of the most powerful natural cures for insomnia.

Meditation slows aging

Studies have shown the effects of meditation on aging. The regular practice of meditation may slow the aging process. The biological age of prolonged meditation is generally less than that of people who have never meditated. It is believed that the physiological cause is due to the fact that meditation helps to reduce the production of free radicals in the body. Free radicals are organic molecules that, among other things responsible for aging.

Better Memory

At least 12 small studies showing a positive effect of meditation on memory, concentration, speed of information processing and the ability to absorb knowledge and processes. The studies used various meditation techniques and because there is very little material, we know not what the best method is. But probably be elderly (and young people )  brain functions keep is kept in  shape by meditation.

You become more efficient

Look, meditation will save time here! People who meditate regularly often work with much greater efficiency and get more work done in a day. You will experience sharper focus and concentration.

Your creativity increases

Meditation brings about easier connections, outline and through the relaxation, of the whole brain your work increases creativity.

Makes you young and sexy

Another hormone that increases meditation is DHEA. DHEA contributes to a reduction in stress, it has an important anti-aging function, it strengthens the memory, it is important in maintaining a healthy weight and it keeps the level of sexual functions.

Maintaining your health

Meditating helps incredible processes that keep your body healthy. Just the stress-reducing effects are very healthy. For example, your hormones and blood pressure becomes balanced

Luck!

People who meditate are less stressed, healthier, sleep better and have a more positive outlook on life. Simply say, meditation makes you a happier person!

 

 

 

 

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Meditation Techniques – Find out what suits you best

Meditation Techniques – Find out what suits you best

One of the most frequently asked questions about meditation techniques is the best or the most effective way of meditation. In order to be successful with meditation, it needs to be simple, comfortable, relaxed to show the full benefits of the practice. Depending on your beliefs, as far the details go, whatever works for you is usually the best approach for you. The only key is giving a commitment every day to sit, breathe and connect with yourself. Here are some ways of meditation that can be suited for you.

Primordial sound meditation

Rooted in the Vedic tradition of India, primordial sound meditation or PSM for short is a silent practice that uses a mantra. A personal mantra that was created only for you by the vibrational sound the universe was creating at the time and place of your birth. It’s personalized and calculated by following mathematic formulas and is very personal and specific to you.
PSM is practiced by sitting down in comfort with your focus on your intellectual side of the brain. By repeating your personal mantra, it will help you to enter deeper levels of awareness. During meditation, you silently repeat the mantra, which creates a vibration that helps you slip into a place below the noisy chatter of the mind, and into stillness and pure awareness. This method can only be taught by Dr. Deepak and Dr. David Simon, the founders of the method. And only is available at the Chopra centers and Chopra center certified instructors all over the world.

Mindfulness-based stress reduction

Founded by Jon Kabat Zinn in 1970. This method is now offered in over 200 medical centers, hospitals, and clinics around the world. Short for MBSR, classes are taught by only medical professionals like physicians, nurses, and psychologists. This is to create a connection in care between the patient and the medical team.
The method mainly focuses on your breathing and body awareness. From breathing, as simple as it may be, you’ll be focusing you attention on the inhalation and exhalation. And the body awareness is your focused attention on the physical body starting at the toes and working its way up to heighten your awareness.by doing this it releases a lot of tension and gives relaxation to the practioner. This maybe be done by sitting, laying down or even walking depending on the focus of the practitioner.

Zen

This is one of the most popular methods of meditation and often referred to as Za zen , which literally means “seated meditation” it comes from Buddhism that describes it more of a philosophy than a religion. An interaction with a teacher is a must here. And being one with the mind by breathing is needed. There are scriptures or teachings or often called sutras are taught through the whole interaction. Chanting are involved as well. This method focuses more on the attainment of enlightenment and the personal expression of insight in the Buddhist teachings.

Transcendental meditation

Beatles are one of the famous followers of this practice. Which was founded by maharishi Mahesh Yogi, it uses a mantra made out of Sanskrit words to help the practitioner focus during meditation in lieu of just following breath.

The student will be given a personal mantra that is determined by different factors such as the date of birth and even the gender. Not only has it depended on the student but also in the teacher and the year that the teacher was trained. This is a seated meditation, and the list of mantas varied depending on the year where they received their instruction.

Kundalini Yoga

Founded by Yogi Bhajan, this method was passed on hundreds of meditations tailored to specific applications. Also connected in Yoga practice and ways. Kundalini has a lot of specific tools that are personalized and precisely used to support the mind and guide the body through breathing, using mantra, hand positions “Mudra” and focus. This method has the largest meditation techniques and varieties. There are meditation practices that only caters to certain needs like reduce stress, work on addictions, and clear chakras and more. This is often practiced with a teacher, because everything is pretty extensive to practice alone.

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Meditate in the Morning

Meditate in the Morning

We all have our own ways and routines in starting our day! As we wake up each morning, we got programmed rituals like making coffee, drinking a glass of lemon water, eating, reading the newspapers before we rush out to the door to head out to our workplaces. There is one routine that I suggest you to put into your morning schedule: Meditation. This is the only thing that will make yourself mentally and emotionally prepared for the day. Apart from that, the following are the main benefits of morning meditation

What the Morning Meditation can give you

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  • Brighten your day up!
    We just wake up, just to wake up. You’re even going to feel heavier when you need to have some more sleep and pressing down the snooze button for time just won’t cut it. After a while you wake up, rushing everything from your breakfast to shower to head out for work. Give yourself 15 minutes a day first thing in the morning to do meditation. For starters, start with five minutes then work your way up. By doing this, it would gave your mind and day a more focused, content, optimistic approach. It would help you to get through the day with ease!
  • Heightens Awareness
    It’s normal for our mind to be polluted with thoughts. Things popping up from nowhere and the things that’s happening around us makes us think excessively sometimes. In Buddhism, there’s a concept that’s called monkey mind. It the tendency of our mind to jump from one thought to another randomly. Like a monkey jumping from tree to tree. The benefits of meditation to this is being able to detach yourself from your own thought patterns and spiraling down thoughts as well. It helps you to gain control of your own mind and thoughts. Which in term will help you to be more reactive rather than passive with the world.
  • Drop Stress and Anxiety
    Stress is one of the main culprit to our mental and physical health. It gives us a hard time in dealing with the things that are arising from our day to day lives. May it be a simple obligation, work deadlines, a love problem it always comes hand in hand with stress. Research shows that by doing meditation, stimulation in our parasympathetic nervous systems occur, which slows the heart rate and breathing rate that improves blood flow. This is the reasons why you feel so relaxed when you are meditation.
  • Mindfulness
    While you are meditating, you give your mind a rest, a break from the daily world, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to detach yourself from chaos and seek shelter in silence and peace. By giving your mind space, it gives you a broader perspective about everything in our lives. These means stepping back and seeing everything with more clarity with a balance perspective. A useful tool for living a meaningful and fulfilling life.
  • Total boost to your well being
    Having more perspective and having a great mindfulness will give you a sense of wellness. Not only when you feel good, you do good. And if you mind feels good then your body will feel good too. Morning meditation will leave you the feeling of appreciation, feeling of present and empower your life in all ways possible.

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How to do practice Meditation:

  • Be comfortable. Avoid wearing tight fitting clothes. Be as comfy as possible with your clothing, as this will help you to stay focus instead of doing unnecessary movements.
  • Choose a place of sanctuary. If you are able, pick a place in your home to be used only for your meditation. This place should be your sanctuary, you can personalize it the way you wanted to. Try to have a pillow so that you’ll be able to sit comfortably with a nice, tall spine. This will help you to stay aware while being relaxed in your body. If you must then you can sit against a wall for support.
  • Deep breath should move through you. Always take deep breathes and let your thoughts drift in and out of your mind.
  • Be indifferent. Thoughts would always be thoughts. They come in and out of our minds. Let it come and pick which is to detach yourself into and not. Meditation requires practice. There would be days when you just want to lie in bed the whole day and don’t give into practicing meditation. You should commit yourself in doing so, and you’ll see the benefits unfold.

 

 

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