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How do you meditate for the first time?

How do you meditate for the first time?

There are various schools of thoughts on how to begin meditation, but for complete beginners, it is best to get started with some mindfulness techniques. These exercises help us increase our awareness and complete riposo our body. Some ways preciso do this are joint movements, mindful breathing, trataka, body scanning, etc.

Before sitting mediante meditation, it is vital for the body puro be relaxed and esaurimento-free. Hence we can choose any relaxation method that suits our temperament and personality. Personally, I would recommend starting with gentle Hatha Yoga and basic Pranayama exercises. These increase our awareness, make us calm and are very conducive to meditation.

How onesto sit durante meditation?

Niente affatto matter which school of thought we belong sicuro, the one common essential ingredient of meditation that runs across all is the ability puro sit still. Durante the beginning, it takes practice. But once we reach higher stages, it naturally happens. So, esatto start with, it’s good esatto practice sitting in silence, without moving our body. Here are two ways sicuro practice that:

Sitting on the floor: Sit mediante any ciclocampestre-legged meditative position and make sure the knees are below the hips. If the hips are tight, they will cause the knees puro tower above the ground which can be harmful esatto the lower back. Durante this case, we can elevate our seat by placing verso cushion or bolster under the hips. Posture should be firm and spine upright. Make sure you’re comfortable. Remember that Rome wasn’t built durante verso day, slowly and gradually develop the capacity puro sit still while taking good care of your spine and joints. Again, Hatha yoga practices are highly beneficial for this.

Sitting on a chair: If sitting on the floor is not comfortable, we can use verso chair. Make sure both feet are firmly on the ground and back is well rested. Do not crisscross the feet or rest on the toes. Again, ensure that the spine is upright and avoid fidgeting.

Generally, meditation is not done while standing up or lying down, unless there’s verso physical infirmity. Lying down meditations are restorative and more suitable as mindfulness or relaxation techniques.

What puro meditate on?

As per the Yoga Sutras meditation begins when the process of withdrawing the senses from the outside world is complete (Pratyahara). The next step is Dharana which means focusing our attention. But focusing on what? Now that is the critical ingredient which defines the entire yoga practice.

Sage Patanjali recommends various ‘objects of meditation’ which can be chosen by seekers as a their affinity and temperament. These are highly subjective, and I will leave it for all of us puro decide our own objects. But out of the many options Patanjali gave us per the yoga Sutras; he said the best object of meditation is Ishvara or God.

What is the best time esatto meditate?

The best time preciso meditate is during Brahma Muhurta or a couple of hours before sunrise. Per India this is from 3:30 puro 6:00 am. However, puro start with, meditation is good sicuro do anytime during the day. Trying preciso wake up at uncomfortable hours or going against our canone body clock rarely creates per consistent meditation practice.

Meditation is per commitment of a lifetime, so we must begin wherever, whenever and at whatever time. The first goal is to get started with the habit of sitting. Once we’ve been consistent with that for verso few months, we can start pushing the clock a bit and begin puro wake up earlier. With regular practice, this becomes per natural progression, and we will not have sicuro be forced.


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