Posted by: Lea | February 3, 2009

Meditation-Breathing

When meditating, it’s suggested to wear loose, comfortable clothes to enhance easier breathing and relaxation. The most widely used position for meditation is sitting cross-legged, but you can sit in a chair to support your back or lay on your back. Allow your muscles to relax and your joints to loosen.

Some tools that are often helpful with meditating are incense, music, pillows, cushions and meditation benches. Mild, soothing incense can be uplifting as well. I personally use Rose, Lavender, Jasmine or sandalwood incense on a regular basis, even when not meditating.

Soft, gentle background music can help you clear your mind and calm your nerves. New Age music with harps, strings, and gentle vocals are considered the best. Soft pillows or cushions help to prevent cramping or soreness from hard floors indoors or uneven terrain outdoors.

For successful meditation, it’s important that you find a method that works best for you. Test and experiment with various methods. You can even modify them to suit you or create your own.

Here is the 3rd video in the series and demonstrates breathing.

How to meditate part 3

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Responses

  1. Yoga (Application) which was based on the control of the body physically and implied that a perfect control over the body and the senses led to knowledge of the ultimate reality. A detailed anatomical knowledge of the human body was necessary to the advancement of yoga and therefore those practicing yoga had to keep in touch with medical knowledge. (Romila Thapar, A History of India, volume one).

    I suggest : Mind and brain are two distinct things. Brain is anatomical entity whereas mind is functional entity. Mind can be defined as the function of autonomic nervous system (ANS). It is claimed that mind can be brought under conscious control through the practice of meditation. But how? ANS is largely under hypothalamic control which is situated very close to optic chiasma (sixth chakra or ajna chakra). Protracted practice of concentration to meditate at this region brings functions of ANS say mind under one’s conscious control.

    ANS is further divided into parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS) and sympathetic nervous system (SNS). On the basis of these facts I have discovered a mathematical relationship for spiritual quotient (S.Q.). Spiritual Quotient can be expressed mathematically as the ratio of Parasympathetic dominance to Sympathetic dominance. PSNS dominates during meditative calm and SNS dominates during stress. In this formula we assign numerical values to the physiological parameters activated or suppressed during autonomic mobilization and put in the formula to describe the state of mind of an individual and also infer his/her level of consciousness.

    Protracted practice of meditation under qualified guidance will help to manage all sort of psychological problems.

    Emotional Quotient can also be expressed mathematically as the product of I.Q. and Wisdom Factor.

    Anirudh Kumar Satsangi

  2. Hi!

    You’ve got a very nice blog, but I can’t get the entrecard to load.
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  3. You have a nice series on meditation here. In todays world where both the mind and body are under so much stress. Meditation gives our body and mind time and space to recover. I find your posts very useful and have bookmarked your blog.

  4. Thank you very much, Lea, for your compliments. Best wishes.


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