If you have been having trouble in focusing your thoughts and getting rid of stress, then meditation techniques for mindfulness is what you most probably need. Mindfulness is basically a relaxed state in meditation that lets you acquire a calm and stable state of mind thereby giving you some sort of inner peace.
According to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in this article, mindfulness greatly helps in enhancing the harmonious state of mind that later allows us to naturally feel peaceful, and yes, content. To attain this strong mind state, certain conditions have to be considered:
Meditation Techniques for Mindfulness
Creating a Favorable Environment
There are certain conditions that are helpful for the practice of mindfulness. When we create the right environment it’s easier to practice.
It is good if the place where you meditate, even if it’s only a small space in your apartment, has a feeling of upliftedness and sacredness. It is also said that you should meditate in a place that is not too noisy or disturbing, and you should not be in a situation where your mind is going to be easily provoked into anger or jealousy or other emotions. If you are disturbed or irritated, then your practice is going to be affected.
Beginning the Practice
I encourage people to meditate frequently but for short periods of time—ten, fifteen, or twenty minutes. If you force it too much the practice can take on too much of a personality, and training the mind should be very, very simple. So you could meditate for ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes in the evening, and during that time you are really working with the mind. Then you just stop, get up, and go.
Often we just plop ourselves down to meditate and just let the mind take us wherever it may. We have to create a personal sense of discipline. When we sit down, we can remind ourselves: “I’m here to work on my mind. I’m here to train my mind.” It’s okay to say that to yourself when you sit down, literally. We need that kind of inspiration as we begin to practice. Original here.
To make the most out of the journey, these meditation techniques for mindfulness need to be performed with great regard for proper posture, gazing, breathing, and thought-focusing as well.
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