Stressed? Know How to Perform Mindful Meditation
Are you stressed? Is life giving you more reason to worry than to celebrate? Well, it’s all in the mind—and that’s why you have to learn the power of mindful meditation, a powerful technique that you can use to turn your life around.
Before we go into the nitty-gritty of things, what is meditation in the first place? Words like ‘concentration’ and ‘relaxation’ instantly come to mind, and they’re both good words to describe meditation. In sum, meditation refers to that holistic discipline training the mind and the body to channel energy on tranquility and calmness.
Some people shrug off mindful meditation as another marketing invention to get people to buy more stuff they think they need. The truth is that you don’t have to spend much—or at all—in order to meditate successfully. While a trip to the spa may seem like the perfect opportunity to do this, it’s not actually necessary to the process. You can meditate wherever you are, whenever you like as long as you know how.
There are several forms of meditation. Tratak meditation is one of the most popular. ‘Tratak’ literally translates to ‘fixed gazing’ so it’s easy to remember that this form of meditation requires you to concentrate on one point, be it a flower, a candle flame, or a tiny dot. Think that’s hard? Human beings are restless in nature, making it a challenge to concentrate on a single object for several minutes. But if you condition your mind and believe it can be done, you’ll be surprised at how easy you can pull this off.
Tratak meditation is in fact a prehistoric technique; it has long been used as a form of traditional exercise in many countries, although the term used to name it differs. It is a kind of yoga where your mind’s psychic centers are awakened by tapping the divine sources of energy. Your mind is constantly at work because you stare at a single object without blinking but because your gaze is focused, your thoughts are tranquil and calm.
One of the things you can do to meditate successfully is to use music in the background. These days, anyone can download free meditation music online. Choose music that is soft and fluid, something that can soothe, not excite, your senses. Another thing you can do is to get inspiration from meditation quotes. Reading them or listening to them through an audio can help you focus better. Finally, you can look for videos of free guided meditations so you can see for yourself how these are done. The internet is home to a number of websites you can use for reference.
There are many other forms of meditation. It really doesn’t matter what you choose to patronize. The fact remains that guided meditation has the power to change your life. It aims to reduce your stress levels, improving your ability to think rationally and calmly and encouraging you to act peacefully. Try it now and see the difference it can really make.
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