Meditation has become more and more popular over the years because it is a proven way of reducing stress, reaching deep levels of relaxation and can provide you with a deeper sense of well-being. Although basic meditation is quite simple it can be useful to know certain tips and tricks so you can learn how to meditate more effectively…
Relax Your Body First
Our body often suffers from tension and aches from the stresses of the day. So it’s a good idea to de-stress your body before meditating:
- Go for a 15 minute walk in nature. Very simple and can work wonders!
- Practice the incredibly simple Corpse Posture from the world of Yoga. Lay down on your back, spread your arms and legs out to a comfortable Starfish position and simply relax. Feel the pull of gravity.
- Simple sit in a comfortable position and begin to breath a little more deeply. Just sit with your breath for several minutes and notice yourself relaxing more.
Certain music and sounds have an instant and powerful effect on our state of mind. By listening to meditation sounds we can relax our mind down into the lower brainwaves:
Matt Coldrick – Music For A Busy Head:
“Music For A Busy Head comprises seven works, each piece is written in a key that resonates with one of the main chakras or energy centres of the body. So, by listening to the album from start to finish the listener is given a subtle sonic massage. All the tempos on Music For a Busy Head are below 65 beats per minute, the average heart rate at rest. This will help draw the listener towards semi-consciousness where much of the body’s best self-healing work takes place.”
White, Pink & Brown Noise Generator:
“White Noise – Contains sound across all frequencies. White noise is the most effective at blocking distractions because it covers the largest spectrum range.”
Silva Method Centering Exercise (Starts at 4:25):
“Just press play and relax as the meticulously engineered sounds of the Centering Exercise guide your brainwaves into a deeper state of consciousness known as the Alpha Level. Your brain automatically enters this level as you fall asleep, but achieving it while conscious puts you in a blissful state where stress melts away, intuition and creativity peak, and physical and emotional healing are accelerated.”
Visualising automatically lowers our brainwaves down into the Alpha level. So if you want to enter deeper levels of meditation it’s a good idea to do some visualising:
Imagine you are surrounded by glowing golden light. Maybe you can imagine yourself melting into this golden glow!
Most people enjoy relaxing in a bath. Imagine you are in a one of those hot tubs with a bubble generator. Feel the warmth all the way up to your neck.
Imagine you’re in the most beautiful summer garden. Or imagine you are next to a tranquil waterfall. Or how about sitting next to a majestic mountain lake.
By following these simple meditation tips you will be able to enhance your meditation sessions and enter deeper levels of mind more easily, more quickly. Meditating regularly is one of the best and free things you can do for your health and well-being, so why not give it a go today!