5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Meditation
It is when the mind is quiet and the body still that the real truth may be revealed. In this space we are primed to receive messages with regards to our purpose and how to proceed in manifesting our fullest potential. Our minds are like a turbulent body of water, only in the stillness can one’s reflection be seen. Meditation is a powerful tool for spiritual awakening and personal empowerment. I hope you enjoy these simple meditation tips to support your personal journey.“Meditation is the mysterious ladder which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to truth, from darkness to light, from pain to bliss, from restlessness to abiding peace, from ignorance to knowledge, from mortality, to immortality.” ~ Sivananda, Bliss Divine “Science has discovered that the physiological state of meditators undergoes definite shifts toward more efficient functioning. The most significant conclusion is that the hormonal imbalance associated with stress and known to speed up the aging process is reversed – long-term meditators can have a biological age between five and ten years younger than their chronological age.”~ Dr. Deepak Chopra
1. MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE
Making sure that you are in a comfortable position is very important. If you are uncomfortable during meditation, it will distract you. This can make it hard to clear the mind and relax. To help you sit in an upright position, use pillows and props to support your posture. To maintain a comfortable body temperature, use blankets and warm clothes as needed. Make sure to use the bathroom before meditation. Avoid stimulants, such as caffeine and sugar, before meditation.
2. PREPARE THE SETTING
Choose a private and calming space to practice meditation. Adjust the lighting or use an eye pillow to block out external light. Choose a time of day when you feel most relaxed, before bed or when you first wake. Try your best to minimize external distractions by turning off computers, phones and television. Use earplugs as needed.
3. MAKE THE SPACE SACRED
Creating an Alter of sacred objects and peaceful images will help invite a deeper meditation practice. Using scents, such as incense and essential oils, can also be very calming. Candles sometimes help to set the mood.
4. CLEAR THE MIND
Utilize breathing techniques to clear and calm the mind. Focus on following the inhale and exhale, visualizing the ebb and flow of a gentle wave with each breath. As you go deeper into meditation, focus your attention on your “Third Eye” space, the point between your eyebrows. This is a gateway to inner peace.
As you have moments of stillness, your mind will wander. This does not make you a bad meditator, just simply recognize that your mind is wandering and bring it back to focusing on your breath.
As your meditation journey comes to an end, take a few moments to give thanks to whatever or whomever you are grateful for. This is a beautiful time to send blessings to loved ones, situations, people in need of love, support, prayer or healing. May these tools help enhance your meditation practice and your journey towards spiritual awakening. If you have any questions about meditation or would like a private consultation, please contact me through www.shamangelichealing.com.
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