The benefits of meditation are manifold. It is an essential practice for mental hygiene. A calm mind, good concentration, clarity of perception, improvement in communication, blossoming of skills and talents, an unsaleable inner strength, healing, the ability to connect to an inner source of energy, relaxation, rejuvenation, and good luck are all natural results of meditating regularly.
Meditation is globally recognized as an essential tool for stress reduction and mental peace. This increase in its awareness in the society is beneficial for everybody on our planet as the very process of meditation brings unity and brotherhood among people. As more and more people recognize their true identity through meditation, there will be an increase in the awareness to recognize the presence of same supreme consciousness in everybody.
Make it a reward:
Meditation should be fun and easy, and it should feel good for you. Whenever I take 100 breaths, it’s kind of boring for the first 59. But then I hit 60, and for the next ten seconds, it feels like nirvana. I don’t know if it’s a rush of oxygen to the head, or just because I finally relax then, but whatever it is, 60 is good.
Sit in a comfortable position:
There are different recommendations on sitting positions, like the lotus position, sitting on a cushion, and so on .While there are probably good intentions behind each recommendation, mostly I found they just made the process a hassle, making me not want to meditate at all.
Use help when you need it:
When I need extra help in meditating, I use CDs. They’re like my own little personal guides into sweet-calm-space. Try out different CDs, guides, and meditation techniques, and see what works for you. And what works for you, make that the golden wisdom in your life. The lesson here is: Don’t think you have to go it alone. Everything’s easier with a little support.
Use of Meditation Music:
Some people may like to use meditation music while some prefer to just meditate in silence. Meditation music does help to shift into a higher consciousness, for two reasons. First, the music provides a focal point for you to focus on so you do not wander around in your thoughts. Second, meditative music vibrates at a higher level than normal music and this shifts you into a higher vibration than the one you are normally in. This is why meditative music can also be called ‘consciousness-raising’ music.