How To Meditate

The Basics of Meditation Pt. 2


meditation techniquesIn the previous post, I discussed the basics of preparing for meditation and practicing meditation. Once you’ve covered the essentials, you might want to learn other more complex meditation techniques. At the same time, a relevant concern is how to put meditation in your everyday life.

Other Meditation Techniques

1.    Scan your body. You won’t realize that there are certain parts of your body that are too tense or tight, unless you scan your body and look at each individual body part. Focus on your feet, going up to your knees, tights, hips, abdomen, chest, and all the way to your shoulders to the top of your head. Relax and loosen the tense parts of your body

2.    Meditate with your heart chakra. Heart chakra meditation is a popular meditative technique where you focus on your heart chakra, the center of energy located right at the middle of your chest. Begin heart chakra meditation by rubbing your palms together to produce warmth. Place your right hand on top of your chest, then place your left hand over your right. Slowly say the words “yum”, a vibration that will complement your heart chakra. Imagine a glowing green energy emanating your chest as you do this; this energy is no less than love and compassion

3.    Do walking meditation. In walking meditation, the goal is to connect the movement of your feet with the earth as you take one step after the other. You need to be in a quiet place when you do this, then concentrate on stepping deliberately with your right foot, followed by the next. Do this as slowly and deliberately as possible, focusing on your breath as you go along.

Now that you’ve learned different variations of meditation, the next step is learning how to integrate meditation in your everyday life. There are certain ways for you to make meditation relevant in your everyday life.

1.                  Practice mindfulness all throughout the day.

Whenever you feel like drifting out of focus or losing your cool, the key is to be mindful of your emotions, and clear yourself of negative emotions.

2.                  Be healthy.

It’s not enough for you to be healthy mentally and emotionally. Physical health is by all means necessary. Proper diet, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep will contribute to that.

3.                  Attend guided meditation classes.

As much as meditation is a personal activity, you can also learn a lot from an experienced teacher or a spiritual retreat.

Meditation is a journey. You will experience ups and downs. Sometimes, you won’t produce the results you want. What’s important is that you never give up; by practicing meditation, you will eventually achieve the calmness and peace that meditation promises.

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