Meditation is a mental exercise that allows one to go inside their mind and calm the stress and pain from daily life. But while many are aware of what meditation is many are unaware of how to do it properly. There are some specific exercises that can be used to calm the mind. These range from breathing exercises to deep meditation. But to those that have just started on the path of peace and meditation there are some basics that will help them get accommodated to this new process.
First you must find a time and a place to do your meditation. This will include being completely separated from all technology, cell phones, pagers, laptops, iPads, and Desktops. In today’s high tech world it may be difficult to actually do this but it is essential in order to really benefit from the meditation.
Once you are completed disconnected from the world you can then find the right place to meditate. Where you meditate should be your sanctuary, it should be clean, simple, and should inspire you to be reflective. Of course, you will also want to find the appropriate time to do your meditation during the day. Focus on a time that you are not exhausted or in a rush. Schedule a time during the day you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy what you are about to do.
After you have found the right time and place you also need to practice the right posture and meditate the proper length of time. When most people think of meditation they think of the traditional posture of arms and legs crossed in a quiet room. While this is ideal, it can also be done sitting in a chair on the floor or outside. The point is that you are sitting up straight and keep your spine aligned.
The goal is to allow air to flow freely in and out of your lungs. Don’t simply close your eyes and think to yourself. You have to really make the effort to calm your mind for a certain amount of time. The ideal length of meditation is at least 20 minutes a day. It can be whenever the best time is available for you during the day.
Once you have worked out the details, you need to breathe deeply and calmly focusing on the sensation.
Be aware of your breath and the emotion of being alive. Once you do this for a few minutes you can begin to relax your mind and empty it of all thoughts and emotions you have. After the allotted amount of time you can then bring yourself out of meditation and feel the full effects of meditation.
It is as simple as that. Meditation can literally be done by anyone. It is merely the desire that will make it so.