Meditation is a practice wherein there is constant observation of the mind; meditation brings awareness, harmony and natural order into life. It helps you dig deep into your inner self to discover the wisdom and tranquility that lie within.
Principles of Meditation
The basic points to be kept in mind in practicing meditation are:
- Have a special place and specific time for meditation. Try doing it daily.
- Sit up straight with your back, neck and head in one line. Facing north or east.
- Regulate your breathing. Start with 5 minutes of deep breathing. Then gradually slow it down.
- Initially let your mind wander. It grows more restless if you force to concentrate.
- Hold your object of concentration at this focal point throughout your session.
- Choose a time when your mind is not clouded with worries.
- Condition your mind such so as to remain quiet for the duration of your meditation session.
- Follow a rhythmic breathing pattern - inhale and exhale.
- Then slowly bring it to rest on the focal point of your choice.
- Meditation happens when you reach a state of pure thought. Even while retaining an awareness of dual self.
This style of meditative exercise will help you control your mind down to a finer focus, teaching the principle of single point concentration.