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Meditation Exercises
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Meditation Exercises

If you're looking for a change in your life, meditation exercises are a great way to improve your focus and general well-being. You’re probably thinking; ‘So what? That still doesn’t mean that I have hours a day to sit around and search for inner peace.’ That’s o.k., you don’t need hours. There’s more than one technique that you can choose from. It only takes 20 minutes out of your day, and you can start noticing a change in only four days. I’m going to go over a few steps that you can take to bring more balance to your life.

If you are just learning about meditation, then it can be confusing by all the options out there. Fortunately, meditation exercises are so numerous that with enough searching, you can find one that ‘makes sense’ to you. Simply put some people straight up just feel goofy chanting, while others have no trouble at all. It’s about finding the method that works for you.

Breathing is important. Whatever meditation exercise that you choose for yourself, breathing is going to be a major part of it. Your breath should be deep slow and rhythmic. Just focusing on your breath can be enough to take you into a deep trance state. Your breathing has a direct link to your nervous system. Don’t believe me? The next time your angry notice your breathing. Most likely it’s going to be shallow and fast paced. The next thing you should ask yourself is; have you ever been breathing deeply or calmly when you’ve been angry? (Without forcing yourself;)) If you can seriously answer this question ‘All the time.’, then you may want to talk to somebody.

Relaxation is another important meditation exercise. Now there are a couple of different ways that you can do this. You can isolate, tense and then release each individual muscle. Start with the feet, then the calves, and the thighs and work your way up the entire body. Try to pay extra attention to the neck and shoulder area, because this is where most of the tension is stored. Another way to relax is to bring your awareness to different muscle groups on your body. Imagine an invisible set of hands pushing the tension down, like you’re getting an invisible massage. You are now visualizing your muscles into relaxation.

Concentration is another meditation exercise, and often one of the more difficult ones to master. There are many different techniques but assuming that you’re a beginner, I’m going to list one that I found really easy and worked for me. Draw a black dot on a piece of paper big enough to see from a distance. Now stare at it, for about 30 seconds or while doing your other meditation exercises. Close your eyes and hold the image of the dot and only the dot in your mind. As soon as a thought worms its way into your mind, shift your focus back to the dot. When you can do this for 20 minutes then use 2 dots.

Breathing, relaxation and concentration are the base components of every meditation exercise. There are slight differences that distinguish the different forms of meditation from one another. For instance some rely on chanting a word or a phrase, where others focus more on visualization. Let’s not forget some of the interesting names they come with as well


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Jane Eyre  

I'm new to meditation also and it has completely transformed my way of being. It's become a blessed sanctuary to visit again and again yet it was always inside me, waiting for me to give up the worry and busyness and just visit.

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C4rmen  

i am starting to understand the great peace that comes with meditating. i only do it 5-10 mins 'most' days and am really grateful i do, nice article.

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  about 7 years ago
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