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Yoga Meditation Complentary Therapies
we pray, we talk to God. In meditation, we listen to God's response
in the stillness of our heart.
we talk of God, we refer to That inside ourselves, our Higher
Self, Higher Consciousness, Cosmic Mind, The Creator, whichever
term you prefer to use.
cannot be taught, just as sleep cannot be taught - one falls
into it. In the same way that we fall asleep, meditation eventually
comes by itself when one is ready. To be ready, the mind needs
to be still. To still the mind and enter silence requires daily
practice. There are certain steps that one can follow to establish
a foundation and thus ensure success:
Regularity of time, place and practice is important
At early dawn and dusk the atmosphere is charged with
a special energy, this is the best time to practice
If possible have a separate room or space that should
be used only for meditation.
Sit in a comfortable, preferably cross-legged position,
with spine and neck erect but not tense
Consciously regulate the breath, then slow it down to
an imperceptible rate
Do not force the mind to be still, simply disassociate
from it and watch it like a movie
Select a focal point: generally the space between the
eyebrows (third eye/ajna chakra) can be chosen by a
more intellectually inclined person, and the heart (anahata
chakra) by one who tends to be more extraverted with
an open and demonstrative nature. Never change this
Repeat a mantra (like "soham" - "I am
That I am") or focus on an object of choice - e.g.
the breath/a flame/ a flower - something positive and
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meditation there is a constant observation of the mind. The
meditative state transcends all limitations and there is the
consciousness of I AM in the eternal NOW. This is possible
only when all the mental waves are stilled and the mind ceases
to exist. The purpose of meditation is to create new, positive
channels in the mind, and to eradicate those that are destructive.
It is an absolutely scientific process, but the goal is spiritual.
Don't worry if the mind starts to wander, as it will, that
is the nature of the mind. Just bring it gently back to the
can help treat even serious health problems, as new research
shows. Mind over matter is a fact, and this power can be harnessed
for the good of our health, to eliminate stress, mental and
of what happens in our life starts in the ocean of our mind,
which changes constantly - sometimes wild, angry, playful
or peaceful. Thoughts rise like waves and then disappear.
When we meditate, we can see, hear, touch and taste our thoughts
without drowning in them. As the mind relaxes and thoughts
start to settle, the whole being feels wonderfully harmonious
and peaceful. We want to experience this again and again,
and when we meditate regularly we see our whole life improving
in every way.