The Benefits Of Meditation – How To Relax Like A Guru
The benefits of meditation are known to anyone who practices it, including me! Very early on in my life, I realised how the benefits of meditation made a positive impact on my psychic abilities, and have continued to do so even today.
What is Meditation?
Meditation can be used to achieve a state of relaxation where you can connect with your higher consciousness. When you meditate, you can detach from the physical world, and reach a state where your mind becomes open to your deepest spiritual potential.
It is in this pure mind state that your spiritual self is able to become open to the many healing vibrations around you. Meditation helps you achieve a sense of deep relaxation, the development of your internal energy, and the channelling of your psychic and spiritual energy.
Meditation Throughout History
Meditation may have been discovered millions of years ago by cavemen while staring into the flickering flames of their fires!
Some of the earliest recorded accounts of meditation date as far back as 1500 BC. Meditation has been practiced by enlightened, spiritual leaders from all over the world, in such places as India, China, Israel, and even the early Muslim world.
The Spiritual Benefits Of Meditation
Meditation can offer tremendous benefits – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Below are some of the many benefits you will receive when you meditate.
• Lowers your blood pressure.
• Helps conditions such as heart disease, asthma, allergies, and psoriasis.
• Reduces anxiety attacks.
• Decreases headaches, insomnia, ulcers, joint and muscle problems.
• Enhances your energy level.
• Increases your creativity.
• Reduces stress and anxiety.
• Improves your emotional stability.
• Develops your intuition.
• Sharpens your focus
• Helps you expand your consciousness.
• Relaxes your spirit.
• Gives you deeper insights into yourself.
• Develops your power of insight and intuition.
• Helps you to become one with the Universe.
• Opend your psychic ability.
How to Meditate
Meditation can be life-transforming. to Here is a mneditation technique you can use that is not only powerful, but will also help you to open and free your soul!
The First Steps
Before you begin to mediate, make sure that:
– You are alert.
– Your last meal was at least two hours ago.
– You are wearing something comfortable.
1. Choose your environment
Find a quiet room. If outdoors, under the shade of a beautiful tree would be a peaceful place to meditate. It is important that you meditate somehwere where you won’t be disturbed. If you are meditating in a room, draw the blinds, light some candles, or put on some soothing music to set the mood.
2. Sit comfortably
You can sit in a chair, or on the floor. It is important to be comfortable, but do not slouch. Then place both hands on your knees, palms up.
3. Watching Your Breath
Close your eyes and start taking long, deep breaths. Inhale with your nose, and exhale through your mouth. Your breathing will start off deep, but gradually will become more shallow.
4. Become aware
While you continue to breathe, you will begin to feel completely relaxed and calm. Continue to focus on your breathing. If your attention strays from your brathing, just gently bring it back to your breathing.
You will be feeling a calmness washing over you, as you find yourself slowly losing touch with your physical being.
How Long Should You Meditate
Meditation takes time, since your mind will be naturally active in the beginning. So know that it takes time to grow into a meditation practice.
Think of it like the seed of a beautiful flower. With enough tender loving care, that seed will bloom into a fragrant blossom. In the same manner, your consciousness is a tiny sapling within you, waiting to bloom, and nurturing it with meditation will help it flourish and grow.
I recommend starting out doing this for 10 minutes in the morning, and 10 minutes in the evening. Then gradually increase to 20 minutes, twice a day.
When you understand what are the seven chakras, you will be able to also use meditation to help to keep your seven chakras balanced and aligned.
Regular practise is needed for you to experience the fullest benefits of meditation. But in time, the benefits of meditation will start to manifest in every aspect of your life, as it has in mine.