Thursday, 1 November 2018

Principles of meditation

So you're here searching about the basic principles of meditation, so that you know that you are doing it right. You must be a beginner or a meditation aspirant. If you are an advanced meditator I would like you to suggest additions to this post in comments below. Also if you are a newbie then you can post your questions about meditation in comments.

So let's begin, meditation is your thing by now and you want to know everything from A - Z about meditation, so that you are assured that you are doing it right.

Principles of meditation -

Sitting Steady -

Sitting steady is MOST crucial thing during meditation. Your mind is an energy element that's connected to your body. And to make your mind still, your body has to first become steady. So whether you are a beginner or advanced meditator you need to be steady for the entire session of meditation.

And by steady I mean total Steadiness. You dont have to move your hands or feet or head. You cannot scratch, open your eyes, adjust your body once you are into your meditation session.

Make sure you don't have any bugs or flies or mosquitoes. Sort that issue before getting into meditation. Then later on you cannot complain that "its because of them...." that you had to move or scratch. Also know this insects and people bugging you at the time of meditation, is also because of a block/belief inside you. Not everyone is disturbed by people or situations or insects during meditation though they might be open to such possibilities.

Still body helps in making the mind still. And thoughts will decrease when mind gets slow or still.

Relaxing -

Sitting for meditation is important, and also to sit in a relaxed way is important. Yes you have seen pics of sages sitting with erect back, but that doesn't mean that they are not-relaxed. Sitting in a relaxed manner is very important. Especially if you plan to go deeper and prolong your meditation time in future, you need to keep your body relaxed. You need to be relaxed with a straight back.

And adjust yourself before you begin, no shifting or moving during meditation. Make sure you are seated in a way where you will be fine for next 20-30mins without moving.

You need not sit on a recliner or lie down. Try to be seated in the most comfortable position, and just let go that control over your body. You are not living because you have control over your body. You are living because God is making you survive. (if you'd like to join my Prayer Power course, related to connection with God then go here)

To relax you just need to loosen up your joints and muscles. And your body will begin to relax automatically.
Focus on breath -

So now you are sitting steady and are also relaxed, what's the next thing you need to do? You need to keep a focus on your breath. Breath is the key, its going to take you to great spiritual depths and amazing experiences.

It sounds quite simple right?

But, here too you will need to master this. Breath focus is easy, but to constantly keep focusing on it without moving your attention here and there is important. And this is what you have to master. And how to master? Well simple by watching on your breath. When you keep on practicing this again and again, your focus will get stronger. You dont have to alter your breath. You just have to watch it. It may be slow, it maybe shallow whatever it is dont try to make it normal. You just need to watch it. When you observe it without judging it, it will automatically get into normal mode.

Hand Position -

Hand positions are equally important during meditation. You may start by simply placing your hands palms down on your knees or palms facing upwards towards the sky. Mudra's that you form by your hands play a huge role in your meditation practice. Mudra's help you to connect to the spiritual world, and different aspects of it.

Also you can form Gyan Mudra, or Aakash Mudra. Check here for details here. Also cosmic mudra is also good if you are comfortable with it.

Which mudra is best and which mudra gives lesser effect?  Well in spiritual world there is nothing more or less, everything has its own importance. And so every mudra is equally important. The one which you feel like doing, is the right one for you for that moment!

Sitting Position -

Meditation is mostly done in a sitting position, and so the way you sit is important. To sit in a place that's not going to be disturbed for next n number of minutes you are going to practice, is important. And so try to figure out where you gonna place your butt.

And how to sit? you might again ask this. As you see a number of different positions by people everywhere. There are different sitting positions like -

- Lotus position

- Squat flat on floor

- Sit on chair

- Sit with a pillow below your back.

- Sit with special meditation equipment

What type of seat you choose to sit, also decides how deep you'll be able to go. So try to find a lovely, not so cozy seat where no one will disturb you, which has less noise(I cant say 'no' noise, there's isn't any place in this world like that  ) and where you feel pleasant. A place you love in short.

Become an Observer -

So its a phenomenon that you need to experience. Meditation is not a compulsory strict practice where you try to catch hold of your mind and ask it to shuuushhh. Mind is of air element and it will need a little time to become quiet, after you begin your meditation. Sometimes the time to quieten your mind might take more time, sometimes it will happen in a snap.

When you close your eyes and focus on your breath, your mind will start popping thoughts one by one. And your job is not to run after or run away from those thoughts. Your job is to just focus on your breath. If thought pops up, then just watch it dont chase it. It will go away. What comes in has to go out. If one goes, another one might pop up soon after the first one left. So what to do now? nothing you were concentrating on your breath right? so keep doing it.

When you continue focusing on your breath despite of your mind making attempts of reminding you with different thoughts, slowly mind will get bored and will stop giving new thoughts.

Attention in between the Brows -

Keep your attention in between your brows. I mean see in between your brows with your minds eye. Is it too much or difficult? Well yes it will seem like that in the beginning darling. But when you keep trying, you will be able to master it.

Its important to do this, as this will help you in developing your intuition. You will be able to use your 3rd eye chakra for getting guidance and directions.
Tongue up -

Tongue needs to touch the top palette of your mouth. This will help you in focusing and remembering that you are meditating when you are deep into a session. Sometimes while in meditation you might get confused what's happening when you see your mind getting totally still. And so this position helps you to make you aware about what you are doing currently.

Also it helps to build awareness and expand it during meditation.

Discard all leather clothing or accessories -

This is very very important. You should NEVER meditate with leather on. This is to assure that you go deep into meditation and get cosmic energy shower while into depths of meditation.

Animal products and leather absorb cosmic energy. And act as energy leaks. You will not be able to enjoy the full abundant energy that's getting showered upon you. So keep away that belt, wallet, shoes, oh yes don't sit on leather sofa's, and anything that has leather in your clothing or accessories.

Sit on an Aasana, and not directly on bare ground -

(Aasana is a special mat that's meant for sitting)

Meditation needs to be done sitting on something. It can be a mattress, an aasana, or chair. If you sit on a chair make sure you don't lay your legs bare on floor. Ground or floor acts like grounding energy resource. And will absorb all energy that you are receiving during meditation.

You are meditating so that you receive the abundant energies to make you abundant. And expand your awareness, you are not doing it just to put it into the earth. Earth can absorb its own energy. So better sit upon something.

Its necessary that you follow all of these principles, if you want to gain mastery in meditation. As a beginner to do all of these might sound difficult. But remember your mind is super quick at thoughts, and to keep it occupied you will need to do all of this. You are new to meditation, but very well accustomed with thinking. You've been thinking all these years. And so you need to follow these steps to help tame your mind. Mind cannot be actually controlled, you can just direct its energy to right place.

To slow down your mind you need to tell your mind what it needs to do. Be steady, focus on 3rd eye etc. If you dont give instructions, then it will run in 1000 different directions during the sitting and you will have no meditative feeling.

These principles are not just meant to bring your mind under control, but to bring your mind and body under control is a huge step. When mind and body are under control and disciplined you are under control of your mind, body and soul. And with this self control you can go to great heights of spirituality.

Spiritual world is vast, mighty and infinite. So for you to be a healthy spiritual aspirant you need to discipline your your body. Coz its the finite body that's going to help you go explore the infinite spiritual world.

Structures that are random, irregular and shapeless can be disrupted or shaken easily. But systematic and disciplined blocks stay strong and are difficult to be moved.

Free Chakra Balancing Meditation

Chakra balancing is the very basic and necessary requirement for every spiritual enthusiast to perform daily. You need to keep your chakras balanced inorder to keep your life in balance. Chakra balancing meditation can be done by beginners as well as advanced spiritualists. You need not attain a certain mastery and then do them. This meditation will help you to attain Spiritual Mastery.

There is no point that you can reach, and then say "okay Im done" in meditation. You have to keep on doing. And the more you practice, the more mastery you achieve.
Advantages of Chakra Balancing meditation -

- This meditation will balance your chakras, and in return keep your mind, body and soul balanced. Which in turn will keep your life balanced. And keep you on positive thinking mindset.

- Chakra balancing meditation will keep you away from negative energies, and negative people. When you have all chakras balanced, your aura becomes strong and bright. And so it will attract people who have these kind of auras. And aura becomes strong only with positive thinking.

- A balanced chakra system gives you an expanded aura. Also it gives you a strong aura. A strong and thick aura cover protects you against all negativity from the outside world.

- Chakra balancing will also help you to awaken your kundalini energy and rise it. Kundalini energy is the inbuilt power reserve inside you. It gets tapped, when you start working upon your chakras and meditation.
Preparing for this meditation -

- To prepare for this meditation you dont need anything special, you just need a nice and comfortable place. Where you will not be disturbed for the next few minutes when you practice the meditation.

- You must be ready, with all your phone on silent. Ask someone to attend to doorbell or calls while you are in your session.

- Go to the loo, drink enough water. Be sure you are full, your stomach should not start churning during meditation.

- Inform your family not to disturb you for next n minutes.
Best practices with this meditation -

- This meditation is great all by itself. But if you want to add to enhance the meditation benefits, then you can do the following.

- 7 Chakra crystals, 7 chakra colored candles, or anything similar that matches the seven chakras can be worn to help you with this meditation. This should not be taken the other way, that having 7 chakra crystals and 7 chakra candles will only help you to do this meditation. As I said before this meditation is great all by itself. But you can ADD enhancements to better your experience.

- You can also add aroma oils to help you during chakra meditations.
Free Chakra Balancing Meditation -

Things to keep in mind: you might not be able to see clearly in the beginning, but still try to imagine or visualize it the way its being told here. Once you do this regularly, you will have experiences based on what's said here. Remember it might take you months to master to actually "see" how the actual chakras appear and work.

- Take deep breaths and slowly close your eyes. And keep your mind focused on your breath. Keep breathing normally. Once you are relaxed then slowly begin the technique. If you are not relaxed then slowly relax your body from your top of the head to the tip of your toes.

- Then first start focusing on your Muladhara Chakra(root chakra), this chakra is red colored and when balanced it will glow with bright red color. You may or may not see the petals. It usually is said to have four petals. You might not see the color as pure red before balancing as it needs to be balanced.

See that a bright white light from above enter's into your body through your crown, and goes into your Muladhara chakra. This light starts clearing the chakra, and you'll see any impurities lying in it coming out as black tar or smoke, muddy color, dirty liquid etc. Keep imagining that white light till the muladhara chakra starts getting clear and color red only remains.

In the beginning you might not be able to see the colors clearly or at all. Its doesnt mean you are not doing it right. You are doing it perfectly, but just that clear vision through mind's eye isn't developed. In that case try focugin the white light for about 7 minutes on each chakra. And then move on to next chakra.

At times you might notice that a certain chakra needs only a little energy, whereas other chakra might take a long time to balance. Its just because not every chakra is imbalanced, and not every chakra has equal amount of impurities. Also duration depends from person to person.

- Swadhisthan Chakra, has six petals. And as I said earlier you may or may not see petals. That doesn't mean that you are doing it wrong or inapropriate way. It just appears different to different people. For this chakra also see that a white light is entering into it and balancing it. Slowly it will start shining with bright orange color.

- Manipura Chakra has ten petals. And it has bright yellow color. If a chakra is over active then it will appear brighter then the other chakras. Whatever, the white light will balance excess too. So continue your procedure with all chakras Anhata, Vishuddhi, Agna, Sahastrar Chakras. The Anhata has twelve petals and is green colored, Vishuddhi Chakra has sixteen petals and is Pale Blue colored/ turquoise blue colored. Agna Chakra has two petals and its Indigo colored and Sahastrar has thousand petals which is sometimes said to have violet or white colors. Both describe something that makes sense in its own way. So let it be that way. You may consider whichever version you like.

Note - I have written several benefits of chakra balancing, they apply when all chakras are balanced. Chakras can go imbalanced with a negative thought and become balanced again when you think positive thoughts. So in short the balance and imbalance keep on happening continuously. But that should not make you not practice this meditation. This meditation itself will help you to keep your chakras balanced for longer time. The more you practice, the more your chakras will become powerful and stay balanced for longer time.

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Do you balance your chakras regularly, or you are knowing this info for the first time? do let me know in comments if you have any questions. Also do share your experiences after practicing this meditation!

Love you, see you again next time with another mind-blowing informational post. Take care.

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