Simple Candle meditation techniques
Light a candle in a wind free environment.
Gaze at the candle for as long as you can. When thoughts distract you visualize air passing through the mind and then return your gaze to the candle. Do this for at least 5 minutes.
Simple Mantra Meditation
Take a moment to clear your mind. Then begin to repeat a small peaceful sentence such as, "calmness in the mind", or something short and soothing but make sure you stick with one. It will gain momentum and power as time goes on.
Repeat this sentence verbally. If you get tired repeat internally.
After 3 - 5 minutes begin to repeat your short Mantra only when thoughts arise.
Simple Aum meditation
Begin a humming sound when you exhale. Make it deep so that its waveforms are longer. Try to sense a sound that is occurring in the universe when you do this. Make them both the same. You are now tuned in to a different vibration.
If you can do these techniques for more than 10 minutes a day consistently you are on your way to a good start when beginning meditation.
Beginner Meditation Tips
1. Proper seated posture is important in meditation, incorrect posture suppresses the lungs and blocks vital energy flow. Use a cushion or support when sitting.
7. Pass across from inhalation to exhalation without strain. Trying to inhale too deeply is a common mistake that strains the nerves and causes pressure and force in the mind.
8. Allow the air to exit the lungs gracefully. The natural elasticity of the lungs will force the air out during the initial stages of exhalation. Then a light force is added from the diaphragm during the final third of the exhalation.9. Allowing a little air to remain in the lungs after exhalation requires less effort and as a result is calmer on the mind. The mind begins to panic if no oxygen is present. Relaxing after exhalation leads to a calm nervous system.
10. When the diaphragm changes direction after the exhalation there is a lot of change within. The order of flow is changing during this time. Make the transition smooth so that it does not disturb the mind.
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