Today we tell you how to learn the meditation! Meditation is a technique that can be mastered by everyone and these tips will help you to master the technique of meditation at home! That will be necessary to warm up yourself good before meditation.
It can be anything – yoga, qigong, jogging, gymnastics or dance. It is also good to take a shower and put on clean, cozy clothes. Some people use special clothing for meditation as well as the constancy of place and time, it helps to tune in. The candles and incense will help to create the right atmosphere.
Some people like to meditate in silence, for someone quiet music helps to meditate – you can experiment with this by yourself. You can build a home altar, where will be flowers, portraits of saints, objects of beautiful or sacred places where you have been.
The main thing is that everything should be informal: whatever you put on the altar, it should reassure you. Do not be amiss to also download Lissa Coffey’s book Ayurveda Experience. With the help of this guide, you will reach the unrealistic highs in the field of meditation.
Different traditions recommend different times of the day. The Qigong says about the moment the balance of yin and yang at midnight and noon, yoga advises sunset and sunrise. In general, it is not so important. The main thing is that at this time you will be able to fully retire and you will not be distracted.
They say that the true master does not come out of meditation even in the center of Market Square. But that is the master, and the beginner needs an ideal condition for meditation. It is believed that it is easier to meditate, facing to the east – you can check it out for yourself. Place and time should be as quiet as possible. It is always better to meditate in the same place and nearly at the same time. Then you will have a persistent habit, and you will be much easier to dive into practice.
Traditionally, the best position for meditation is considered “padmasana” when both feet are looking up, but there are few people, who feel comfortable in such a position. You can also use “half lotus”, and cross-legged legs position. The posture should be comfortable and stable.
But most important is a straight and relaxed back. To do this, beginners usually need a cushion of medium hardness (eg, stuffed with buckwheat). If you find it difficult to sit cross-legged, you can sit on a chair.
When the body is resting, blood circulation slows down, and you may feel cold. So take cover blanket – you should be warm and feel cozy. The arms should be put hands up or down on the knees, the chin should be slightly lowered, eyes should be closed. The face should have the “smiling of Buddha”, the tongue lightly touches the upper palate.