Meditation in yoga is a great way to calm down the mind. A calm mind can help you live a happy, successful, and healthy life. It can heal diseases and accelerate healing. Below we describe the simple technique called prana–dharana. Prana in Sanskrit means the air we breath. It is the simplest act of living, and it begins at birth. It continues on to death. The truth is that we do not become conscious of the breath until our eyes are drawn closer to it. Dharana translates to awareness. Prana–dharana can be described as applying your mind to the flow or air when you breathe. The following is the method:
You should sit in a pose that allows you to meditate. Siddhasana Padmasana Swastikasana is the most commonly used position. Sit cross-legged if it is impossible for you to do so. Your back should not be bent and your eyes must remain closed. Your knees should be well placed on the floor. Keep your shoulders back and not stoop. You want to relax the entire body and hold it still without any pressure or pull on the thighs, feet or spine.
The abdominal wall should be straight and free from tension. The abdominal wall should be allowed to move back and forth with each breath. Keep your jaws closed and relax the facial muscles. Your tongue should touch to the palate. Its tip should touch back the upper front teeth. Keep the lips, tongue, or lower jaws still. Your eyeballs as well as your eyelids should stay steady, and the forehead muscles should be relaxed.
Your posture should be steady, relaxed, and comfortable throughout. The body should not feel strain. The awareness of breathing is now possible. The flow of air should be uniform, steady and smooth. Do not exert any control. Never hold breath. Never say or see a word. This will calm your thoughts and help you to find peace.
Yoga and Meditation address all levels in your being. This includes your relationship to the universe and your relationship within it. It addresses your senses. Your body, mind, breath, all levels of your mind, and what is beyond your mind. Sometimes called spirit or soul, consciousness, self, or self. Transcendental Mediation, a relaxation tool known for its ability to reduce blood pressure in people with heart disease and coronary complications, can help lower insulin resistance.
Meditation in Yoga Step by step
Here are some guidelines for meditation:
* You should clear your mind before you begin the meditation session.
* You should find somewhere quiet where you are unlikely be disturbed.
* It is highly recommended to use the same hour of the day and the same location for your meditation routine.
* Do not lose sight of meditation.
* When you breathe, be sure to use a consistent pattern.
* Head, back, and neck must be placed in a perfect straightline.
How to Meditate using a Mantra
Commentators claim that politicians repeat the same promises over and over, creating a “mantra.” Journalists understand “mantra” to be a meaningless phrase repeated over and over again. However, yogis define mantra as a phrase or group of words that is capable of liberating an individual from all of his/her limitations.
How is it possible that repetition of just one or two words can bring about such remarkable results? It all boils down to a simple psychological principle: “As much as you think, so will you be.”
If someone tells you that you are stupid, it is an insult and can hurt you. You can get worse if your thoughts start to turn into “I’m stupid”, and you repeat the phrase repeatedly. A negative inner-suggestion is when someone tells a person that they are stupid. The moment you start to think about this, it is an auto-suggestion. If you continue to think negatively, your personal development will be affected.
Meditation mantras carry a positive message. They remind people that their true nature is pure consciousness. You’ll find yourself more confident when you focus on the best part you have, and you will see it in your actions.
Many people have read books on spirituality, philosophy, and self-help but never apply these truths to their daily lives. You can’t just have one good idea, then forget about it. To achieve results, it is important to think in a structured and focused manner over a prolonged period of time.
Meditation mantras have a special ability to help with positive, focused thinking. The vibration of the mantras has the power to focus your attention and allow you to focus. Some sounds like the sound of a power drill tearing up a sidewalk can upset you, while soothing music can transport to another world.
Meditation mantras contain words and syllables chosen according to their sonic ability. These words are very helpful in concentration and contemplation.
Regular meditation with a mantra that has positive meaning is key to reaping the benefits of mantra mediation. This should be done on a regular basis. Sit silently for 10-30 minutes at a time.
Although it sounds simple, many people have found that when they sit down to try and think about one word, or one phrase, their minds are quickly filled with other thoughts. They may be thinking about work, financial problems and other issues. This can happen, and it will, so you must bring your mind back towards the mantra. Meditation is a meditation that involves focusing your attention on the mantra or its meaning for as long you can. When your mind wanders from the mantra, you bring it back.
Keep at it. You’ll improve your concentration and inner peace.
This may sound too good for true and some intellectuals dismiss the alleged power behind a mantra. A famous Indian yogi once visited America to deliver many lectures on this topic. One of the lecturers challenged him and said that it was impossible for even one word to bring the results that the Yogi promised. The man was a respected professor.
The professor became angry and shouted at yogi. The yogi calmly sat back and watched the professor unwind.
The yogi then addressed him and said, “Now can I understand the power a single Word has? Just uttered the word “fool”, and you were transformed in a flash!