Friday, September 11, 2015

10 Easy Steps for Meditation for Beginners

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Indian Meditation School at Rishikesh ,Sharing you techniques to learn Meditation practicing yourself. Here are 10 easy steps to start meditation.

Most of us wonder about meditation.What is Meditation and how to start practicing it ? Today you will experience it is not difficult as it appeared in our first thought. The assumption of thought of sitting silent with your eyes closed and your mind focused on one thought seems to scare many of us. But meditation can be really easy. Here are 10 great tips to get you started on your road to nirvana.
Pick the time
Meditation is a time to relax and the time you pick should be entirely yours. It is important that you choose a time when you will not get disturbed and have the freedom to extend the session if you please. The best part about picking the time is that you are not anxious about the next activity you have to do. This not only allows you to relax it also helps deepen the process of meditation.  Practitioners suggest the hours during either sunrise and sunset, while nature transitions between day and night, is ideal for the practice.
Silence please!
A quiet and calm place is of course the best for meditation. Avoid places where you are likely to be disturbed by your family, house help or dog/cat. A quiet corner is the best to ease you into a trance, making your meditation experience more enjoyable and relaxing.
Take a seat
Your posture makes all the difference. Sit comfortably and in a place that is steady. Your spine should be erect with your shoulders and neck relaxed. Make sure you sit on the floor on a rug or mat and keep your eyes closed throughout meditation process.  
Eat light
Meditation is best done before a meal or with a half-full stomach (usually two hours after a meal). Trying to meditate after a heavy meal will only make you sleepy and you will doze off during the process. A light stomach leads to a more agile mind that has enough energy to focus on one thing. Your brain is not diverting all its energies towards digesting food or trying to keep hunger pangs at bay. Also, make sure you do not try to meditate when you are hungry, you will find it extremely difficult to concentrate.
Warm-up first
It is best you do a few warm-up exercises before you get to meditating. This is because warming up the body helps to improve circulation, reduces restlessness and helps the body feel lighter. Try doing some light stretching exercises or sukshma yoga (a short and easy yoga practice that lasts for about seven minutes and is designed to loosen up the body) before you start.
Breathe easy
Before you start, it is best to do some deep breathing. This not only helps oxygenate your body and internal organs, it will also help you ease into the meditative state better. Try doing breathing exercises like anulom vilom before you start. A few minutes should be good enough to prepare you. (Read: Anulom vilom pranayam – beat diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol with this yoga asana)
Smile, it increases your face value
While meditating, make sure you have a gentle smile on your face. It will help you feel happier, more relaxed and peaceful. That gentle smile will help you meditate better. Don’t worry about anyone looking at you or  judging you, you are meditating for your own well-being.
Get some guidance
During the first few times you meditate it might be difficult to actually focus. The best way is to get some direction by using guided meditation techniques. These are simple audio files that will instruct you as you meditate. Not only does this make the process simpler it is also much more enjoyable.
Be gentle with your eyes
Once you are done with your meditation, don’t be in a hurry to get back to your routine. Open your eyes slowly and allow yourself to once again become aware of yourself and your surroundings.
Enjoy your day
Experts say that meditation is like an instant energy booster. It enlivens the mind and body helping you stay charged for the rest of the day. Consider it your mini-vacation.
Finallyaccording to Guru ‘Meditation happens, you can’t do it. You can only create a congenial atmosphere for it to happen.’
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Meditation School India - Shree Mahesh Heritage is a Government of India registered institution is known as residential Meditation teacher training school for  advanced practitioners and beginners who want to become a certified Meditation Instructor (Teacher). Located in Himalayan region of Rishikesh , School conducts meditation courses like : 300 Hour Meditation Teacher Training , 15 Days Meditation Retreats & 7 Days Meditation for beginners & Vedic healing programs Eg: Riki, Panch Karma & chakra healing etc. It is established in Year 2012.  At Meditation School ,we are blessed having all those four naturally available to let you study, feel and experience. During the Meditation TT course or retreats, you will learn Vedic way of  mantra chanting  eg: ‘Gayatri Mantra’ for the purification of intellect. Besides your meditation teaching skills development You will study some selected verses from Bhagvat Gita to understand mind, meditation, Sattvic diet, obstacles and progressive signs of meditation etc. The seekers visiting to rishikesh loves to feed cow as a selfless service and enjoy a sense of inner peace and tranquility (optional activity).
Here you get a chance to learn and develop skills  of living life spiritual way and  especially  to become good at helping people with:

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  • Finding Life Purpose
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Shakti of Meditation

“Meditation has the power to calm nerves, relieve stress, focus on victory – and also to extend lives. Decades later, I began offering free meditation lessons to the patients at my wellness clinic in South Florida. Over time, I saw that the patients who meditated seemed to thrive. They were also happier, healthier and younger in body and spirit.”

The doctor then goes on to cite results from medical research that justify the outcomes of meditation practice he had found in his clients. He claims, “These studies prove that you can slow your aging by using your thoughts and emotions to influence your chromosomes. This mind-body connection remains a cornerstone of my anti-aging philosophy. You see, the modern world overloads our brains.”
Modern lifestyles are not only stressful, they also distance us from Nature, our primary healer. Continuous states of stress destabilizes autonomic activities of body systems due to excessive secretion of Cortisol hormone, including triggering insulin resistance leading to anxiety, depression, which in turn lead to hypertension, diabetes and if not controlled timely, to other more serious health disorders. Research shows that Cortisol shortens telomeres, the caps at the end of each strand of DNA in all living creatures and sabotages telomerase, the enzyme that rebuilds telomeres.

Meditation is the best medicine-free practice for Stress Management, which directly helps in establishing balance between the two hemispheres of the brain – the sympathetic and parasympathetic, and restores normal autonomic operations of various body organs. It stops the excessive Cortisol hormonal secretions so that telomeres are not sabotaged. Meditation may not remove the cause of stress but it certainly frees the mind from the web of stresses and allows it time to connect the all-empowered medi-server in our brain with the rest of the body to run and monitor body’s normal health management processes on an ongoing basis. The combined role of intellect duly empowered by the knowledge levels of the individual about his holistic health existence at physical, subtle and causal levels is the key in stress management techniques, which is reinforced during meditation process. No wonder worldwide medical research in recent decades on cancer, heart and other non-communicable chronic diseases have established beyond doubt efficacy of Yogic practices in body and mental health management. Pranayam and Meditation are the backbone of such Yogic practices and results are commensurate to the theoretical knowledge and practical experience base of your trainer. The more we learn through Yogic techniques to keep the stress factors away from impacting on the body health, the more we can free ourselves from dependence on medicines, which are not free from harmful side-effects. The two paras below are reproduced from Al Sear MD Wellness Center mail:
“Recently, researchers tracked 88 breast cancer patients. One set of women practiced meditation for eight weeks and their telomeres grew significantly longer. The other group of women got a six-week stress-management course – and their telomeres didn't grow. Another team of researchers followed 142 breast-cancer patients for 12 weeks. And telomerase activity skyrocketed by 17 percent among the patients who meditated. But telomerase activity stalled at three percent in the patients who didn't use the power of their minds.8
In a similar experiment, psychiatrists studied people who were stressed over caring for loved ones with dementia. Some of the care-givers were taught Hindu-style yogic meditation. Some care-givers only took breaks to listen to relaxing music. Listening to music barely budged the care-givers' telomerase activity, but meditation sent it skyrocketing by 43 percent. Harvard Medical School psychiatrists looked at telomeres from people who regularly practice a Buddhist-style of meditation. The meditators had significantly longer telomeres than people who didn't meditate. Plus, the study found that meditation benefited women most of all.”
I wish to conclude by merely stating the obvious. The more we learn to live in tune with Nature, prepare ourselves to serve others than wanting to promote self-interest all the time, learn from others’ strengths and ignore their shortcomings, observe religious practices for Self-development and not merely for preaching and propagating to others as a belief, faith or ideology, always be open to grasp authentic knowledge from all reliable sources without discrimination in a scientific approach – meaning it should appeal to your own sound logic and reasoning, and, above all, we must realize that nothing in this world belongs to us permanently, not even our own body, and we have to depart one day leaving everything behind. Therefore, keep that sense of detachment from every action of yours and all belongings so that you are never stressed about contrary to expected results of those actions or fear of losing the belongings, the worst fear being that of losing the body - death.
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