Meditation is the practice of turning one's attention to a single point of position. It involves focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations. In other words, meditation means turning away from Negative thoughts to Positive thoughts and focusing on
self-understanding. It is a natural method to place the human soul in conscious contact with God.
Meditation gives peace and quiet against the stresses of everyday life and opens the door to the deepest and divine part of ourselves.
Research has confirmed that physiological and psychological changes take place in the body during meditation. The goal is to attain an inner state of awareness and intensify personal and spiritual growth.
TYPES OF MEDITATION
a) Chakra Meditation
b) Tratak Meditation
c) Kundalini Meditation
STEPS TO DO MEDITATION
Step 1. RELAX
Inhale deeply with left nostril closing right one & than Inhale deeply with right nostril closing left one.
Inhale slowly, counting to eight. Hold the breath for eight more counts, then exhale slowly to the same count. Without pausing, inhale again — hold — exhale, each to the count of eight.
This is called the Measured Breathing Exercise. Repeat it three to six times.
Start chanting OM 3 times with relaxed mind.
Step 2. PRAY
Begin your meditation with a prayer. This will help you remember why you are meditating!
Step 3. SIT STILL
Moving your body even slightly sends the energy into the muscles. The purpose of yoga is to withdraw that energy inward and upward, to the brain. Thus, any physical movement during meditation will counteract your meditative effort.
To keep yourself from twitching, try to think of your body as a rock — solid and unmoving. Refuse to move for the first five minutes of meditation, and you will find that your body will grow calm of its own accord.
Your physical and mental restlessness will subside the longer you sit still.
Step 4. CLOSE YOUR EYES
Your eyes should be closed and held steady, concentrate on middle portion of the eyebrow.
HOW LONG TO MEDITATE
It is entirely up to you. Make sure, however, to allow enough time after the technique to sit still and enjoy the calm meditative state. For beginners 5-15 minutes a day is plenty, but as you become more experienced and get into the habit, 30 minutes to an hour and a half will give you a much greater benefit. You can even do this twice a day if you like!