Beginners often express frustration about being uncomfortable in the typical sitting position and with calming the mind and breathing. This article can help you move through those issues and begin using meditating techniques in a more effective way.
Meditation is truly a medicinal act for the mind and body. More and more people are aware of it since the practice of yoga has become more wide spread. Although many think of the cross legged position when doing mediation there are several poses one can use in order to achieve a meditative state. One way to think if meditation is as a conscious relaxation . A chosen preparation to relax the mind and allow for the process to begin.
Some beginner keys to focus your efforts on are:
1. Deep breathing
3. Committing a minimum amount of time to doing it everyday.
1. Relieves Stress
2. Helps Constipation
3. Speed Healing
4. Can Help Cure Insomnia
5. Helps to Calm, Lessen Anxiety
Once you have found a comfortable position for your mediation (i.e cross legged position, standing or dead-man’s pose) you can begin with breathing. Which ever position you choose, keep your back straight. Many suggest breathing through the nose. One common obstacle I hear is that they find breathing hard. It should not be a difficult act, you want to breath without forcing your breath. The easiest is to just keep breathing and transfer the exhale into releases in your muscles and areas of your body.
You may be thinking that the benefits of using meditation techniques are a bit overstated, but I assure you they are not. If anything they are understated, why not try it for a while and see for yourself. Just being able to relieve stress will have a domino effect on other physical and emotional issues that are related to stress.