What is Meditation?
Meditation is a meeting with yourself, an encounter with your higher self.
It is a method to journey inside yourself, to watch the essence that is the true you, to center and consciously perceive what that is.
We are, in our daily routines and realities, constantly being tempted by countless stimuli, often act as if manipulated by remote control, often lose contact to ourselves and neglect self consciousness.
Life in these circumstances has never called more urgently for the relief of practicing meditation.
Meditation can help you to ease the stringency of your tirelessly active mind, opening up a way towards a condition of inner peace and quiet.
Meditative practice influences your mood, memory, visual attention, your ability to concentrate and your cognitive capacity.
When you meditate none of the day to day activities, all of them fixated on solutions and results, are placed in the foreground of importance.
By meditative ‘doing nothing’ all your body’s energy is being collected in your very center (ind. Manipura). Gradually, your body, your thoughts and your emotions will come to rest, thus allowing your heart and mind to open again.
When you begin to meditate it can happen that you feel overpowered by a multitude of thoughts, as well as anxiety and simply unease or indisposition.
In this case try and remain in the pose of the neutral watcher, and your emotions will fade.
In my experience it is commendable to practice meditation in a playful manner.
You can breathe meditation. You can dance meditation. You can even sing meditation.
Just give each and every pattern of the way to be yourself your full attention.
It is not about what you do. It is about how you do it.
You can use any situation in order to meditate.
Strive to become aware of what you do and gain clarity about what is happening to you.
You just might encounter a type of joy that is dependent of the outer world no longer!