How to Master “An Art of Living” through Meditation.

What is meditation?

It is often defined as thinking on one object of thought. Meditation is a process in which we convert our thinking into feelings.

The practice of meditation should be consistent and out of your true feelings for oneself, someone or something. Here you cannot lie to yourself, it will not degrade anything but always uplift you as human being.

Why should you practice meditation?

There are many things you can achieve from doing meditation. Some are listed below –

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  1. It helps in reducing stress.

Being quiet for 15-20 minutes and only thinking about yourself helps in reducing stress and you overcome your worries regarding something.

It helps in calming your mind. If we can reduce stress, many health benefits follow.

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  1. Helps in concentration.

Many things come in your mind and go when you want to think or do something. And it gets pulled away in different directions and you’re not able to concentrate on that one thing. Meditation helps you in focusing and achieving your target. It gives you a direction to work.

(One of the techniques in meditation is TRATAK. It is a beautiful thing to do. In this you fix your eye gaze on the flame of the candle and can start your affirmation. You can start it by doing for 30 seconds and increase your sitting power.)

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  1. It helps you in sleeping better.

If you’re having a bad day or not able to sleep properly or lying in your bed for hours and not able to sleep because of thoughts coming in and out. So meditation is ideal for you. If you practice meditation regularly you’ll gradually cherish the present moment. You will forget the worry of tomorrow and have a nice and pleasant sleep.

  1. Knowledge of oneself.

Meditation helps in knowing and getting deeper understanding of our inner self. Any medical problems we are tackling with gets reduced if we practice meditation consistently.

How to meditate?

To achieve something it requires practice and you must be invariable. Meditation requires a place and time when you’ll not be disturbed at all. You can meditate for as much time as you want. It can go from meditating from 15 minutes to 1 hour or more.

It all depends on YOU. If you want to change something in you do this practice

  1. It requires you to sit with a straight back or you can lie on a bed (Not advised majorly not to meditate lying down because you can fall asleep anytime, otherwise it is your choice).

  2. You can meditate while sitting on a chair as long as your back is straight.

  3. The best time to meditate is in the morning. It can be done before the sunrises.

  4. Having an empty stomach before you practice is very good, but if you’ve eaten something than also it is fine. It will help you to digest thr food.

When we meditate our vision is not clear. Several thoughts and things will come in our mind. We need only one thing at a time. If we want to meditate for peacefulness, only that thing should be going in our mind. Slowly and slowly other thoughts will start to vanish away. Your focus will improve.

Other way you can meditate is through MANTRAS. Mantras can be from the Hindu customs. Several Mantras we know.

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  1. The best way is to repeat AUM. It is the sound of the universe and powers everything else.

  2. You can use GAYATRI MANTRA.

Om bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ prachodayat

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥

  1. The RUDRA MANTRA or MAHAMRITYUNJAYA MANTRA

oṃ tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭi-vardhanam urvārukam iva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya mā ‘mṛtāt

AUM NAMA SHIVA …… Mantras should be repeated 108 times to get the best out of it.

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