How to do meditation
How to do Meditation:
Meditation is not a doing. We gain so much from our efforts in life, yet there are certain things that effort cannot accomplish. Meditation is the delicate art of doing nothing.—letting go of everything and being who, you are. It provides the mind with a much needed deep rest. When we take a walk outside, we notice other people around us. We are interested in observing their behavior, actions and emotions. Similarly experiencing our own body, mind, emotions and its source is meditation. It is experiencing the life force in us and being conscious about the essence of it.
It is essential to sit comfortably to begin with as getting into the water is the first step to learn swimming. So sit comfortably and easily but steadily with spine erect. Keep head upright and chin away from the chest. Relax the body and place hands on the thighs with palms facing upwards. Observe the memory, usually memory clings to something negative, but actually memories have both the power to make one feel sad or happy.
Begin by working with your breath. Take few deep breaths in and out. It can help to overcome painful and negative memories and thoughts. Slowly allow your awareness effortlessly transpose to the next. After few deep breaths notice that your body and mind begin to relax. Now follow the natural rhythm of your breath. Bring in to your awareness, the air flowing in and out of the body, the ether element occupied the mind. Slowly transcend the limitations of body and mind experience the true quality who you are.
In the beginning, it is common for practitioners to feel tired after meditation. It is because our body responds to meditation by releasing stress, toxins in to our blood streams which initially cause some tiredness. To overcome this, drink plenty of water and take proper rest. You cannot quickly meditate. Do not be in hurry. Just relax and take your time, to be with yourself. It is useful to remind our self and bring the mind to awareness about the ‘3 nothings’. At this moment I want nothing, I do nothing, and I am nothing.