Yesterday we talked about how to meditate successfully.  There are all forms of meditation, we just have to find the one that works for us!

Lets answer a few question about meditation and why it is so important to do it everyday.

  • What is meditation?
  • Why should I meditate, especially everyday?
  • How do I meditate?
  • What type of results should I expect from my meditation?

What are some clues that I had a successful mediation?

What is meditation?

A practice in which an individual trains the mind to induce a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit. We don’t have to sit in a uncomfortable position while trying to reach a higher state of consciousness. We want to train our minds to find a place of peace quickly. If you desire to reach a state of higher consciousness, this is a good place to start.

Why should I meditate, especially everyday?

The goal with meditation is to train your mind to reach a state of harmony. We must be able to quiet the beast inside. The ones who have too much scheduled in one day, our boss or spouse (for you stay at home people) seems to always project his/her bad day at me, my kids see me as the worst parent ever, or everywhere I turn is a negative situation. We have so many reason to meditate, to find a quiet place in our minds.

  • Many times we are in situations where we are not give a room to decompress.
  • Home is not as relaxing as we like.
  • It is raining the day we need the long walk.

If you practice everyday to calm your mind, find the happy place or get the stress out. You will have a better life. You will be able to close you eyes, take a deep breathe and be there. Heaven on earth.
How do I mediate?

Part of successful meditation is knowing thy self. Are you a thinker and you need to know how to clear the mind? Are you a physically hyper person and you need to know how to clear the body? Are you a audio person who is are aware of every noise around you (you swear you were a dog in a past life) or at least it feels that way sometimes; you need to be able to turn the noise off in your head? Are you an all the above person, like me and have to find a way to target it all? You need to suit the meditation to compliment how your mind and body operates already.

  • Do you need to sit back and listen to music to quiet the internal noise?
  • Do you need to work out everyday, made twice a day?
  • Do you need to do brainteasers to calm the mind?

Once you have satisfied your mind body needs, then you can meditate and create ques to get there fast. An example might be a particular song which relaxes you immediately, or closing your eyes and thinking of the serenity of the stars and/or nature. Find out what works for you.

What type of results should I expect from my meditation?

Remember to set a goal as to what you want from the meditation. The simple answer is to get to your original goal.

  • You will be calmer.
  • You will have a decrease in stress (if you have high blood pressure, mediation will help decrease it).
  • You will be making better choices and decisions.
  • You will be able to sleep better.
  • You will have more energy during waking hours.
  • You will be able to enjoy life to the fullest.

What are some clues that I had a successful mediation?

You notice that you are handling stressful situation better (an example is your hormonal child, doesn’t bother you as much).
You feel lighter, like you have lost a few pounds.
You could feel your skin tingling.
When you are having conversation, you will have a better connect with that person.

Hope this helps, Nameste