When you meditate, you’ll be able to rise above the ‘thinking mind’. You’ll be able to get a deeper level of self-awareness and all sorts of engulfing sense of calm. In fact, with experience and exercise it is also possible to take a step back and meditate anywhere, even though you may are stuck in the midst of a traffic jam! Meditation of course, is focused on training your mind to detach and release all the negativity stored within. When you’re able to do that, no goal, whether it’s professional or personal will be very hard for you!
Do you want a flavor of this experience? Here’s an easy exercise that we recommend to all of my clients, when they are starting out:
- Choose a relaxing and quiet environment. Since you’re beginner, you will have to look for a place with minimum distractions. You can meditate in your own bedroom, family room or balcony, just be certain the place is clutter free, quiet and provides you with comfortable seating and temperature. You may choose to play soft music in the background as well (pick a gentle, repetitive, and calm melody).
- Decide on a level surface. You might sit or lie down on to the ground in the open, on the ground within a room, or if you if you prefer a cushioned chair, you might choose that as well. Make sure though that the back is always straight.
- Concentrate on your own breathing. You must eliminate the chattering and anything else going inside your mind. You might count each breath as you exhale and inhale, or you are great at visualizing, you could imagine yourself inside a beautiful place where you feel calm and secure. It could be a beach, a lush meadow, or even a snow- clad field surrounded by majestic mountains
- Silence your thoughts. While you’re figuring out how to meditate, you must clear your thoughts from every thought possible. This would take some time to master. Don’t label your thoughts as bad or good; just let them flow inside and out as if you are watching them from a distance. Keep your concentrate on just one mundane task, it may be your breathing, a chant or even the calming repetitive beats from the music playing in the background. It is a simplest type of meditation. Lots of beginners, however, would prefer to get started with Guided meditation. To practice this technique, it is best to seek the help of a coach.
Instead of silencing your mind and increasing your awareness, guided meditation involves going on a journey of self-discovery through creative visualization. The strategy is actually extremely popular among sportsmen; they normally use it to develop their mental resolve before important matches. Guided meditation can also be appropriate those trying to achieve specific goals (which include anger management, building emotional stability, migraine relief, etc) through meditation.
Whatever technique you decide to choose, you have a lot to look forward to in the event you practice the art with sincerity and dedication.