There are various schools of thoughts on how preciso begin meditation, but for complete beginners, it is best sicuro get started with some mindfulness techniques. These exercises help us increase our awareness and complete relax our body. Some ways onesto do this are joint movements, mindful breathing, trataka, body scanning, etc.
Before sitting durante meditation, it is vital for the body esatto be relaxed and affaticamento-free. Hence we can choose any relaxation method that suits our temperament and personality. Personally, I would recommend starting with gentle Hatha Yoga and basic Pranayama exercises. These increase our awareness, make us calm and are very conducive to meditation.
How preciso sit con meditation?
Mai matter which school of thought we belong to, the one common essential ingredient of meditation that runs across all is the ability onesto sit still. Per the beginning, it takes practice. But once we reach higher stages, it naturally happens. So, preciso via with, it’s good esatto practice sitting sopra silence, without moving our body. Here are two ways puro practice that:
Sitting on the floor: Sit con any cross-legged meditative position and make sure the knees are below the hips. If the hips are tight, they will cause the knees esatto tower above the ground which can be harmful preciso the lower back. Mediante this case, we can elevate our seat by placing verso cushion or bolster under the hips. Posture should be firm and spine upright. Make sure you’re comfortable. Remember that Rome wasn’t built sopra a day, slowly and gradually develop the capacity onesto sit still while taking good care of your spine and joints. Again, Hatha yoga practices are highly beneficial for this.
Sitting on verso chair: If sitting on the floor is not comfortable, we can use verso chair. Make sure both feet are firmly on the ground and back is well rested. Do not crisscross the feet or rest on the toes. Again, ensure that the spine is upright and avoid fidgeting.
Generally, meditation is not done while standing up or lying down, unless there’s verso physical infirmity. Lying down meditations are restorative and more suitable as mindfulness or relaxation techniques.
What puro meditate on?
As verso the Yoga Sutras meditation begins when the process of withdrawing the senses from the outside world is complete (Pratyahara). The next step is Dharana which means focusing our attention. But focusing on what? Now that is the critical ingredient which defines the entire yoga practice.
Sage Patanjali recommends various ‘objects of meditation’ which can be chosen by seekers as a their affinity and temperament. These are highly subjective, and I will leave it for all of us sicuro decide our own objects. But out of the many options Patanjali gave us sopra the yoga Sutras; he said the best object of meditation is Ishvara or God.
What is the best time puro meditate?
The best time esatto meditate is during Brahma Muhurta or a couple of hours before sunrise. Per India this is from 3:30 sicuro 6:00 am. However, to via with, meditation is good onesto do anytime during the day. Trying to wake up at uncomfortable hours or going against our canone body clock rarely creates verso consistent meditation practice.
Meditation is a commitment of per lifetime, so we must begin wherever, whenever and at whatever time. The first punto is onesto get started with the habit of sitting. Once we’ve been consistent with that for per few months, we can start pushing the clock a bit and begin sicuro wake up earlier. With regular practice, this becomes a natural progression, and we will not have preciso be forced.