Why you should Meditate
Meditation is well researched, a simple google search will tell you of many different health benefits from lowering blood pressure to expanding one’s spiritual awareness. The mere act of breathing deeply and mindfully during the day and being more mindful of how we are breathing fosters our mind and body connection.
Meditation is one way of us connecting our minds to our bodies.We aren’t just a brain attached to a body but actually a whole being and our body is as much “us” or “I” as the brain is.
In order to make the mind still make the body still. Sit in a chair with good posture or sit on the floor in whatever way is comfortable. Stance or positioning here does not matter, the key is that you are totally comfortable and relaxed; the position you assume is one you should be able to stay in for at least 30 minutes.
Once you have found comfort, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Focus only on breathing.
You may notice crazy random thoughts pop up in your head and that’s okay don’t berate yourself. Instead, observe the thoughts and gently let them go.
Breathing technique should be slow, soft, and rhythmic. Breathe until your lungs are ful and exhale, letting all the air out of your lungs and repeat. This pattern of breathing calms the body, the extra oxygen means your body isn’t working as hard.
You might find after you are totally relaxed that you will naturally return to a slightly shallower breath and that’s fine. I’ve been meditating for a while and I’ve found that sometimes, when I’m already relaxed, I feel better by taking a deep, lung-filling, breath and follow by a regular shallow exhale. The key is making it work for you and not fitting into any, one mold.
Do this for 5 minutes or however long it takes for you to relax and… your done!
“Wait, aren’t we suppose to transcend the physical plane and astral-project into an alternate universe when we meditate?”
Well, that’s not the intention of our meditation. The intention was to relax and foster self awareness. Things like Astral-Projection, are quite advanced and often times the people that do pull off the feat have meditated for years.
The vehicle that we use to reach heightened spiritual awareness is our minds. In order for us to reach new heights we must quell the chaos of the mind and tune into our bodies.
I meditated just before I published this article. My state of mind is one of calm and power, like the ocean. Whatever you set your intention to before you meditate is usually what you will get from the meditation. If there is a state of mind that you want to achieve, then set your intentions appropriately and tune into your body.
Find a quiet place and go meditate. 10 seconds, 10 minutes, 10 hours, it doesn’t matter, seek out the state of mind that you want to be and be it.
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