Posted by: Lea | January 30, 2009

Meditation-Opening the Door to Our 6th Sense

When you start meditating, choose a place where you will be able to have uninterrupted peace and quiet for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Lighting should be subdued and soft. It makes it easier to enter into a meditative state if you meditate in the same place each time. Make yourself comfortable while sitting in a chair or on the floor. If you like, you can use a guided meditation CD or use a technique that focuses on your breathing.

To do this you start by taking some deep, slow breaths. Deep breathing is achieved by pulling your navel toward your spine on exhalation and relaxing your abdomen muscles on inhalation. This type of breathing uses your diaphragm, which is considered the healthiest form of breathing.

Relax all your muscles, starting from your toes, working upward to the top of your head, releasing all tension as you breathe. Let yourself feel more and more relaxed.

The first few sessions will be more about training yourself to be still and learning to quiet your mind and keeping your focus. Whenever you notice your attention has wandered, simply return your attention to whatever you were focusing on, whether it’s your breathing, an image you chose or something else. 10 to 15 minutes is sufficient in the beginning.

This second video in this series describes how practicing meditation benefits you. I hope you enjoy it.

How to Meditate-Part 2

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  1. Dear lea,

    valuable description of how to meditate…. It’s a sound guiding post. Thank you…Happy meditation


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