Meditation is a unique and different experience. Every meditative experience partakes of a deeply personal and individual spiritual adventure. It is an odyssey into the realm of one’s inner and mysterious beingness.
Everywhere we take turn, we are being limited. We are lost in our “external trips.” This external trip involves the collection of things, being the wealthiest and the best, but we remain too poor from within.
We have forgotten lost the inner contact. We have forgotten to be just “BE” , we have forgotten to be “TOTAL”. Whatever we do is just an action and not wholehearted involvement. Our thoughts, future plans are important, but the race we are in for the future we miss the present and we cling to the past which do not allow the present to be enjoyed full heartedly by us.
Situation and surroundings makes us dead man with suppressed emotions, we go to bed with loads of thoughts and things, we have no way to empty it all and thus creating an imbalance in our mind and body. The body is a vehicle and we need to respect it because it carries what is essential.
Meditation helps to relax our senses, create internal energy or life force, and develop compassion, love, generosity and forgiveness. You can meditate anywhere and at any time, allowing yourself to access a sense of tranquility and peace no matter what’s going on around you. Meditation helps to discover our true self, being more present in the moment, aware 24/7 and being total. It connects you to your inner-self, and suddenly, all meaninglessness disappears.
One may need some techniques to experience meditation, which would help to sharpen our awareness. Meditation cannot be taught like a lesson, if a teacher teaches you he is not doing any justice. .
For those who need specific understanding for why we should meditate?
- Meditation alters your state of mind by slowing down your brain wave pattern and move from the active beta state to the alpha state. This relaxes both your body and your mind.
- It helps in Creative visualization.In the alpha state, you can creatively visualize something you seek. It could be a new relationship, a happier state of mind, improved health, or whatever you desire. Positive state of mind helps you in accomplishing your goals and affirmations can powerfully program the human mind.
- It connects us to our higher self. Meditation is a communion with yourself. We can capture glimpses of our visions in our deepest thoughts and in our dreams.
- For Self Healing. Mostly our issues are self created. Sickness and wellness is a state of mind. Meditation links you to your inner self. Affirmations of wellness during meditation are effective mind control and body control tools for health.
- Opening Energy Centers.Meditation opens up the blocked energy within us.
- It helps in Grounding. Meditation connects us to Mother Earth, makes us feel more rooted on the planet
- Connecting with Angels and Spirit Guides.Prayer is often a form of meditation. The meditative state makes your mind more open to communication with spirits.
At Anannd Utsav, meditation is not about sitting silently concentrating on something or chanting mantras, it’s all about relaxing, recharging and celebrating life the way it is. And discovering the real essence of living!
Osho Active Meditations
Modern man is a very new phenomenon. No traditional method can be used exactly as it exists because modern man never existed before. So, in a way, all traditional methods have become irrelevant. For example, the body has changed so much. It is so drugged that no traditional method can be helpful. The whole atmosphere is artificial now: the air, the water, society, living conditions. Nothing is natural. You are born in artificiality; you develop in it. So traditional methods…Read more...
Osho Passive Meditations
The traditional methods of meditations were sitting silently and witnessing the thoughts but now in modern society where so much chaos is felt inside, it becomes difficult to sit silently on the outside. One may pretend sitting silently but inside the mind chatter is on. And this chatter at times becomes so powerful that it is hard to sit even for some time. But every person is different. Every person is unique. Everybody cannot sit and at the same time…Read more...
Every Meditative techniques aims to relax and feel the peace and calmness within. The purpose of breathing meditation is also to calm the mind and develop inner peace. Breathing meditations alone can be used or as a preliminary practice to reduce our distractions before engaging in a in deeper meditations Simple Breathing Meditation When we begin with the meditation, it allows your mind to be clear and lucid by stopping all the distractions, being in a quiet place and sitting…Read more...
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Historically, Sufis have had a tradition of dancing as a meditation in celebration of life. The following Dancing is a part of virtually all religions. Religious dancing is common in modern and ancient cultures guided by shamans who would dance for the purpose of entering a trance. In nature-based societies and religions dancing was an attempt to understand and unite oneself with those rhythms of nature. Dancing is a means of exploring life and spirituality. “Dancing meditation is one of…Read more...
“Meditation is the chief possession of the mystic, that whereby the sincere and the God-fearing make progress on the journey to God”. Sufism is a path of love. A relationship developed with god and within. Sufi meditation is known for its oneness with the divine. The “ISHQ” (Love with Him) could be felt. Sufis practiced different paths to portray their love and oneness for the god. Sufi meditation in to bring the oneness in within. It is done by opening…Read more...
Meditation is beneficial to every aspect of your being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Physically, it relaxes the body and relieves tension, which slows heart rate and lowers blood pressure. It relieves stress and quiets the mind, bringing a sense of calm and serenity. It helps release negative emotions which burden the heart, replacing them with feelings of love, acceptance, and peace. And spiritually, meditation enables one to attain higher states of consciousness allowing access to the higher realms, and…Read more...
Chakra Balancing Meditation
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Elements Balancing Meditation
This meditation is a lesser practised meditation, though was widely used in the past. However, this meditation is quite powerful in gaining insights and deeper concentration levels. This was taught by the Buddha to gain understanding of the nature of the world and ourselves. To be able to do Element Meditation one needs to first work on the body mindfulness. Body mindfulness is one of the forty Buddhist meditations. It helps in investigating the body and its nature, as well…Read more...
Twin Heart Meditation
You might have been interested in doing Meditation because you want to achieve calmness and stillness, or to have a healthier body, purer mind, or maybe to attract positive things, people and increase your good luck. Your intention might even be to become happier, more intelligent, to develop intuition or achieve illumination. It can also be more selfless towards creating a better world for all. Whatever your intention may be there is a simple yet effective technique that can take…Read more...
Zen is very simple… What are you? In this whole world everyone searches for happiness outside, but nobody understands their true self inside. We give too much importance to “I”. Do we ever make an effort to know what was before this “I”, how it was born, from where it originated. When we die where this “I” go? If sincerely asked, “What am I”, all the thinking will cut off, there we call it “do not know”. Zen is keeping this…Read more...
Meditation for Busy people
In our busy day to day life we have forgotten to relax. The need to relax seems to have been getting erased reason we all are running after the term “We need to build our future”. But in the process we have forgotten to relax, unwind ourselves and be in the harmony….and always complain for short of time in the life. The simplest form of relaxation, taking time out from our busy schedule is to meditate. The integration of the…Read more...
There are people who are extremely restless and can’t sit in a place peacefully. When one is not able to meditate on their own is when someone guides them to reach a state of relaxation. To simply put, guided meditation is “meditation with the help of a guide”. It’s one of the easiest ways to enter into a state of deep relaxation and inner stillness, and it’s one of the most powerful ways to eliminate stress and bring about positive…Read more...