Everyone knows the word meditation. But what is it? In literature (modern and classical, religious and secular), you can find different approaches to understanding meditation.
Meditation for beginners :
Meditation for beginners refers to a wide range of practices that include techniques designed to promote relaxation, cultivate inner energy and vitality (qi, prana, etc.), develop compassion and love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.
And all these benefits are indeed a pleasant "side" effect of the practice of meditation. There are dozens of specific styles of meditation practice and many different types of meditation, many of which can be described on our resource.
What is the right way to meditate?
If you are wondering “how to meditate correctly”, but have not yet started practicing, then perhaps you are overwhelmed by doubts, why do this, how long does it take, do you need special skills, where to start, how to meditate at home?
In this article, we will try to collect and consider the most popular questions of beginners, as well as misconceptions that prevent you from starting to meditate.
What's the point?
For centuries, people have indulged in meditation in search of peace, happiness, transformation or control of their own consciousness.
If a person really feels satisfied with what he has and who he is, then more often he does not think about the need for self-knowledge.
But in most cases, people come to yoga, meditation, when they feel an inner hunger - a feeling that there is something light inside, something vast and divine, but a person does not have access to this. This inner hunger comes from a spiritual need.
The goal of meditation is to learn how to control the most valuable tool of every person - mind, attention. After all, the state of mind is a determining factor in feeling happiness and achieving success in all areas of life.
A person can have all the blessings and still feel unhappy, or, on the contrary, have very little, but feel in harmony with himself and the world around him.
Look around, observe yourself and loved ones, media persons in the field of sports, politics, show business - no amount of material wealth, physical skills and resources will help a person become happy and peaceful if the way of thinking is negative and unconstructive.
Meditation will not solve your problems at home, at work, in society. But it will give you much more - the potential to cope with any events (good and negative) that occur in your life, will give you strength and teach you to let go of unnecessary emotions, feelings, thoughts.