How to do meditation at home

During my early days of childhood, I misunderstood that meditation is just chanting OM in the lotus position at the banyan tree. What to say about this great mistake, that many people thinks same way like this. But now in the presence of the master, I realized that meditation is more than that.

Meditation is the process of the silencing the inner and outer self which can be done at any place and at any time, however I want to talk here about the common place of everymen; that is home.

Home is such a beautiful space where there is no bondage upon a person.

How to do meditation at home

Meditation Preparation Steps:

 

  • First of all to perform the meditation at home, you must find a place which is peaceful and noiseless at home. It can be your garden, or your worship place. If your home is shared by cute but noisy creatures called children, even then you can do find the solace of quietness. You can buy the earplug for meditation, which are specially designed for the blockage of any external sound. They are easily available on your local medical stores or Online E-Commerce Site. You can also achieve the silence by choosing an appropriate timing. Normally the wisest timings are the morning or in the midnight, because it is the only time when outside noise is lesser than other time.

 

  • Second thing you have to choose is the posture in which you have to sit for meditation. The wise old one suggest that Padmasan or Lotus position of yoga is the most suitable position for meditation because it helps to straighten spine and helps to concentrate. But I suggest even Shavasan(Corpse Posture) or Normal Lap fold posture is even better for meditation. You can just use corpse posture at midnight before sleeping for meditation. You just have to take breathe in and out and focus out everything which is happening outside. Hence your can achieve meditation with just simple sleeping like position. Remember that posture is not needed for meditation, only the control of breathe is needed.

 

  • Third thing are Task before meditation, Always Perform meditation on a mattress made of cloth or a wooden plank. This will help you to cut off from the ground which will not let your energy to channelize into earth. Also you must perform meditation, without eating something. The reason behind this is that if a practitioner is performing with a full belly, then he can face problems like vomiting or stomach disturbances. However there are some yoga postures which can be performed even after taking meal like Vajrasana(Diamond posture) or Shavaasana(corpse posture) etc.

 

  • Fourth step is to focus on the inhaling and exhaling of the air. Just forget about all things in your life for only 1 minute. Just inhale and exhale the air. Let all the worries, argument and questions got dissolved and only the voice of breathing can be hear by you.

 

  • Perform this for 1 minute first. You will think that I can easily do it, just I have to focus on inhaling and exhaling but that’s the toughest task. You will find it difficult to focus on breathing because there is so many drawing on your mind’s canvas even during the breathing process. If you can focus on your breathe only for 1 minute or more, than congratulations the whole meditation process is working for you. If you are facing difficulty in focusing then you can try counting the breathe technique. Just count 1 and onwards whenever breathe goes in or out. It will help you building focus and increasing meditative stamina.

How to start using stress relief meditation techniques

Today is the 21st century. An era of growth in every aspect you can count, an era of development you can’t even think about. But in this era of minute changing picture, mankind needs to get ahead of the rat race which demands increase in effort. And simultaneously which also increase stress and tension in everyday life. Stress alone is so fatal to the body that it causes many diseases like hypertension, migraine, hair loss, low blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, weight loss and much more to originate in the body. Today from high school student to a professional working in a MNC are equally victim of this mental illness.

According to some surveys and reports, approximate 60% of Female and rest of Male half had admitted to having strain during their daily routine. This report also shows that age group of 15-30 have more count of stress level than other age groups.

There are many ways trelease the stress level down; meditation is one of them, easy and handy. Stress relief meditation techniques which you can use, all of them are for one purpose; to block the ever running thoughts by the mischievous mind of ours. You can use any of them, but I prefer that you only try one of them, and try to focus only on that particular one. In the end, you will find that only that one has made you achieve that goal and eventually reduce your strain level.

Stress relief meditation

  • First of all, we talk about the popular method used everywhere. For this technique, you will need a space to sit. Try to sit on the floor with a mattress. Then calmly close your eyes and breathe normally. Just relax and focus on your breathing. When you inhale or exhale air, then count it. Hence all your body and mind got focused and your thoughts will get diminished.

 

  • Vipshayana is the oldest and simplest meditation technique discovered by Gautama Buddha himself. Sometimes it is considered as a medicine for the mind which is too wild in its manner. For vipshayana, you don’t need to sit down or attain a particular posture or have to close your eyes. Wherever or whenever you want to practise vipshayana, just focus on the breath. Count your exhaling or inhaling, and watch calmly everything which is happening outside. If your mind takes interest in these sights, then let it be but you let yourself aside from what your mind does.

 

  • Mantra meditation or Chanting meditation is an oldest prayer meditation technique which you can use if your mind is too undisciplined. In this meditation, practitioner chant a word( often a holy word like Om), with the exhaling or inhaling. This can also perform with any time prayer chant you can. Just you have to focus on the mantra and just exhale and inhale air in meantime.

 

  • You can also practise movement meditation in which you have to move or practise postures with your body while having a steady and calm breathing. This type of meditation is practised in the tradition of Yoga and Tai’chi.