The great Hindu teachers call for meditation the medicine of the soul .
There is no objective when meditating, the purpose is to find independence and inner freedom, mental calm and become more human.
The meditation It is an extraordinary tool to develop, cultivate and organize our mind. With it we learn to be aware of what we think, to keep our attention on the now, to feel more mental clarity and to control our emotions. With it we create a field of calm, stillness and well-being that heals us mentally and physically and is contagious to others.
Buddhists believe that by meditating peace comes to the mind, we awaken, we evolve spiritually and mentally. They teach that thanks to meditation we become kinder, more tolerant and happier people. This renewal helps us to have better relationships with other people and create new, much cleaner and healthier bonds. Thus, when we change we also change our environment.
Benefits of meditating regularly
- Reduces stress, anxiety, panic and depression.
- Reduces cardiovascular and mental diseases (heart attacks, Alzheimer's)
- Produces welfare general mental, emotional and physical.
- Improves self-esteem, confidence and acceptance as people.
- Increases memory, concentration, mental capacity and performance.
- It changes our attitudes, consciousness and improves us as human beings.
- It helps us to know ourselves internally, think correctly and grow spiritually.
There are many techniques and degrees of meditation . Today we share with you the simplest and most basic points to get started in this ancient practice available to all people.
- Choose a quiet place where you can be comfortable.
- Leaves a soft light. If you feel like it, light some candles, incense or essential oil of your taste.
- It's a good idea to set a stopwatch or timer. You can start with 5 to 10 minutes daily.
- Choose whether you prefer to be silent or listen to music in the background.
- Sit with your spine straight, your head following the vertical direction of your back and your shoulders relaxed.
- Close or open your eyes, but gently. Simply notice how your eyelids rest.
- Hands on your legs or lap. Relaxed.
- You can do the exercises that are most comfortable and practical for you, such as: focusing on how your body feels, focusing on breathing, visualizing a specific point, concentrating on a repetitive sound or relaxing music.
- Breath deeply a couple of times. Continue breathing gently and slowly so that it becomes a steady, slow rhythm.
- Surely many thoughts and ideas will come to you in your mind. It is normal. Do not obsess over them, simply take action to observe them and most importantly without judging them and you let them go. Keep breathing fluidly and without realizing it you will be able to set your own pace.
- The thoughts will return, remember Don't judge , just observe and let them go. Feel how you enjoy the background music or the aroma you have prepared. Live in the moment, keep breathing and focusing on how the air enters and leaves your body.
- Trick: Consistency, as the saying goes “the habit makes the monk”
- The first few days we may encounter obstacles to concentrating, discomfort in the body due to postures, even getting bored or impatient to finish and move.
- In a few days, we will suddenly notice a new well-being, inner peace and it will be much easier for us to focus on the moment and get used to the new calm.
We will control our stress. We will learn to distance ourselves from thoughts and mental noise to focus on the thoughts that help us be happy, to connect with the present and feeling alive.
Each person has a better time to meditate and disconnect from stress and fast-paced everyday life.
In the morning when you get up, you can spend 10 minutes finding this inner calm, It will activate you and help you organize and order your day.
There are those who prefer to do it at night, before going to sleep. It is ideal to have a restful sleep , reflecting on the attitudes and thoughts of the day, learning from mistakes and accepting yourself, feeling better.