3 Proven Meditation Practices
How often do you hear “Get out of your comfort zone!”, “Test and expand your boundaries!” Meditation is one way to do it. You don’t need to climb Everest to test your limits. You can also do it in your body. And the benefits of practice are reflected in all areas of your life.
In order to become what you want and have the life you want, you have to control the kind of thoughts that you hold most often and longest in your mind. This is where meditation helps. To be an architect of your life. And your mind is a drawing board while your body is the contractor.
The benefits of meditation are numerous. A real weapon for achieving goals.
Some simple tips for starting a meditation:
– It is advisable to meditate every day, if possible at the same time, in order to be able to create a new habit.
– Do not drink coffee before meditation.
– Do not meditate after eating and choose a time of day when you are not full of energy. When you are full of energy, it is better to use it in a creative or training process involving your body.
– Prepare the place where you want to meditate, open a window to change the air, and if you want you can use aromatic oils/sticks. This is not necessary, but it is useful because you are changing the environment and it is easier to break the model you are in to enter the new meditation model.
– Choosing a not very bright place and comfortable clothes is a tip similar to the previous one – optional
– However, it is extremely important not to be interrupted during meditation, so switch off your phone, close the doors, and put a warning signal to others not to disturb your peace of mind.
3 Types of Meditation
1. Transcendental Meditation or TM
This is the perfect exercise to pause to recharge your body and calm your mind. It’s like breaking the “reaction to the world” model. Even after waking up, we are able to interact more with the world than with our inner world. This is a moment in your daily life where you take your complete control over your mind and strengthen its connection to your body and mind.
So you are more in tune with the world. The practice is very simple. This is the easiest meditation that pays well for the effort you will make. Choose a mantra to repeat in your mind. The mantra must be a word or expression that has no meaning or value to you.
The idea is that your mantra does not trigger specific thoughts or states. You can also use sound like Ommmm, Mmmmm, or whatever you want. Your job is just to repeat it and come back to it when you feel you are thinking about something. And this is done for 20 minutes. 2 times a day. It is a good idea to do this meditation and visualization once after waking up and once between 1 and 3 hours before going to bed.
To prepare for the daily life and the goals we want to achieve. Ideal for goals, high productivity, unleashing potential and achieving “The Flow” (when the things you want to achieve happen with ease). Some call it “good luck”.
According to the ancient Tibetan meditation arts, luck comes when the body and mind are harmonized. When thoughts and actions become one. And the visualization helps with that. Luck is a natural state of mind, so we are all deeply drawn to it and happy when it comes to us. It is in each of us and is just waiting to be discovered. And there is a way to bring it into our lives.
However, if we seek it in an unreasonable way – selfishly – we are raising obstacles ourselves. A simple example is when we judge the things that come into our lives, even the good ones. In our selfish desires to receive more, often our attitudes towards the small riches in everyday life are neglectful and arrogant.
Yes, each of us deserves to have more, but that does not mean exercising a great ego towards the little things. In this way, we ourselves begin to train such behavior towards greater goods. And ultimately, we reject all good opportunities in our lives simply because they are not in line with our great selfish fantasies.
Be humble and accept everything you receive. Luck never comes as you expect it, so open your hearts to happy surprises. We never know where or how our greatest happiness will come. For example, the people we fall in love with. They just appear from somewhere, without planning in our lives.
Tibetan masters also advise that you can keep your luck by sharing it and learning from it instead of showing off with it. Use it by showing others how to get lucky referring to your own experiences and practices that helped you.
The idea of visualization
The idea of visualization is to have control over your states, through imagination, by presenting pictures in great detail and adding to the sounds, colors, smells, and specific sensations and feelings. And to intensify these feelings so that they are permanently installed in you.
The way to practice visualization is to imagine the desired result as if it were already a reality. This process sets your body into action to realize this reality. If you imagine the ideal workplace or position, your body will be more prepared to respond constructively or create situations that will trigger that reality.
This means that if anxiety or insecurity has prevented you from having this job or position so far, then they will gradually disappear from your behavior and in their place will generate more confidence and creativity.
This effect is made possible by the inner feeling that you know exactly what you want and have a strong desire to achieve it. And to such people, the environment responds with support to help them achieve what they want.
3. Zen meditation
It helps to find a solution to a problem … and not only. This meditation trains the willpower extremely well. What actually does this meditation best when we have a problem and are looking for a solution is that it helps us not to think about the problem for a while. Thus, the decision is more likely to catch us fast.
Here’s how to apply it:
– Close your eyes and count from 1 to 10.If you feel a passing thought before reaching 10, go back to 1. And when you reach 10, start counting again. Interestingly, very few people can get to 10 for the first time. And the second time is even more challenging.
– Another way to apply this technique is by focusing on your breathing. Inhale for 3 seconds and exhale for 5 seconds. Do it 3 times. Then inhale for 4 seconds and exhale 6, again 3 times. Then 5 and 7. Do as long as you feel comfortable.
Exercising control of breathing in this way is an ideal practice for instantly calming the body, getting out of stress, and recharging energy for a short time. It only takes 3 to 5 minutes of practice to feel the effect and feel ready to do anything right now.
It’s also ideal when you catch yourself postponing. Do the exercise and you will have the power to be activated.
Of course, there are a number of other types of meditations that improve brain function, the respiratory system, and successfully combat insomnia, fatigue, anxiety.
Don’t choose the easy or fast path to your desired life!
Choose the CORRECT ONE! Meditate!
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