Welcome to the first Meditation Method. In each issue of this newsletter, you will learn valuable information that will help you understand the various methods of meditation and their benefits. In this issue, we are going to talk a little bit about learning to meditate and why you should consider trying it yourself.
With most of us living fast-paced lifestyles trying to balance work, family and social lives can take its toll on our mental and physical wellbeing. Learning to meditate can bring a sense of calm and inner happiness to our lives and help promote feelings of peace and tranquility that often get lost when we are busy trying to juggle everything we have to accomplish daily.
The practice of meditation is a gateway into your inner consciousness, resulting in an enhanced awareness of your existence and your overall relationship to the universe.
Whether you are looking to answer the age-old question, “Who am I and why am I here?” or simply to implement simple relaxation techniques to help ease your mind meditation may just be the answer for you.
Meditation has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years and it has many different cultural contexts, some of which transcend the boundaries of any one specific culture. There are hundreds of established techniques on how to meditate and it’s up to you to decide which method will fit best into your lifestyle. You can have your choice between many different schools of thought and it may take you a bit of testing to find a technique that best suits your personality, so be prepared to try out several methods before you find the right one.
According to Eastern philosophy, to meditate means to think on the eternal, or rather to expand your consciousness until you are at one with the universe as a whole. This philosophy is based on the belief that transcendental emotions like grief, euphoria, or even love can fade away, but the universe is forever.
Even if you’re not interested in the metaphysical implications of meditation it has undeniable health benefits. It incorporates many relaxation techniques that can help you erase the negative feelings that come with the stress of leading a hectic lifestyle.
Learning to meditate can have positive effects on stress-induced illnesses like heart disease and high blood pressure. In conjunction with traditional approaches to medicine, meditation can target the root causes behind stress-based conditions by helping you to calm and clear your mind.
You don’t have to have any special tools or your private own meditation garden. You can meditate anywhere you feel comfortable. You can meditate sitting, standing, or lying down, in a chair or on the floor. Learning how to meditate isn’t difficult either.
There are many products like books and DVD’s available. There are also online programs that can teach you the basics and chances are good that there may be classes and instructors in your local area that can guide you through each step of the meditation process, provide tips on appropriate posture and teach you how to create the ideal setting for your meditation session.
Make sure you look for your next issue soon. We will be talking about unlocking your hidden potential through meditation.