Beginner’s guide to meditation

About meditation Osho said:

Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand ~ relax.
If you relax it comes, if you relax it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it.

Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
You will have to understand one of the most fundamental things about meditation: that no technique leads to meditation. The old so-called techniques and the new scientific biofeedback techniques are the same as far as meditation is concerned. Meditation is not a byproduct of any technique. Meditation happens beyond mind. No technique can go beyond mind.”

One of the major misconception about meditation is that you need to sit down in a particular position, and empty your mind, but actually this is not a necessity for meditating.
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All one has to do is to choose any comfortable position or time suitable, and just breathe in and out while letting the body relax and acknowledge the thoughts, feelings and emotions.

An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks, which is known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection.


QUICK TIPS FOR MEDITATION:

  1. Position yourself into a comfortable position.
  2. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths ( start breathing in at 7,6,5 … hold at 4 and exhale at 3,2,1)
  3. While you breathe out , exhale all the stress and tension, feeling better and relaxed.
    Repeat to yourself “I am calm, safe, happier and I live in the present moment.” (Five times)
  4. Acknowledge your present emotions and become aware, feel them, know them.
    Get in touch with your surroundings, feel the calmness and enjoy the relaxed state of mind.
  5. Then, end the meditation by repeating step no 1

NOTE: try this meditation along with meditation music playlist available under videos tab of the author’s page. For queries use contact form.

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