Why do we need to meditate?
Meditation is an art, and it is the best way to get hold of your thoughts and makes you self-aware. In a world where our thoughts often fluctuate and sometimes get the worse of us and make us believe nothing goes our way, meditation helps you calm down, take control of your thoughts, monitor your body and your breath, and connect to your surroundings live in the moment. Meditation doesn’t make you meet Shiva directly or give you a tour into the milky way. Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace, and balance that can benefit your emotional well-being and overall health.
How do we get started?
All you need is a mat or a carpet to sit on and the willpower to get started. Just sit in a comfortable place. Preferably the ground, to connect with the concrete, nature and yourself. Now, close your eyes, keep your back straight, your legs cross folded and rest your hands on your legs. You need to monitor your breath and slowly breath normally instead of taking deep breaths. Now, feel your body on the floor, feel the wind blowing your face, listen to the birds chirping outside and listen to your inner self. Meditation doesn’t mean diving inside a universe and finding all your answers in one day. It takes time and with practice, you become perfect and eventually get to a better place.
What is a hand mudra, and how do i place my hand while meditating?
Mudras allow us to go inward and recharge our energy levels. The term mudra applies to hand gestures during meditation that carries specific goals of channelling your body’s energy flow. Here are a few mudras that will help to improve your mental clarity and energy and to increase your overall health and which you can use while meditating.
The Gyan mudra is used to seek and gain spiritual knowledge. This is the most commonly used mudra. The Gyan mudra intends to improve your concentration and sharpen your memory. By using this mudra, you ask your spirit guides to shower you with knowledge and open the channel of receiving guidance.
This mudra is used for mental clarity. You perform this gesture when you need to understand intuitive messages from your subconscious. This mudra helps improve communication, such as improving internal and external dialogue.
Lord Buddha was pictured doing this gesture. The Dhyana mudra helps to bring you into more profound concentration. This mudra brings you tranquillity and inner peace.
You can use the Rudra mudra to energise your physical body and empower you to reach your highest potential or goals. It is said to improve clarity and concentration of thought. The word Rudra means ”lord” in Sanskrit, and the main benefits affect your power centre—the solar plexus.
What are the different types of meditation, and which one is the best to choose?
Focus on an object such as your breathing, thoughts, or sounds. This type of meditation focuses on concentration and awareness.
Use a recorded tape or in-person guidance. Eventually, the need for guidance will disappear. The teacher uses guided imagery to help put your mind at peace.
Opening your mind to what is happening around you without explicitly focusing on one particular thing.
Focus on a single object, such as an image, your breathing or a candle’s flame. When your mind steers off of the object, train your mind to re-focus.
Meditation brings peace into your life, and it will help you become self-aware, calmer and able to connect better to your present reality. It would help if you practised it daily to see the results. Meditation every day makes you more peaceful and keeps you stress-free always.