Though it plays a crucial role in assorted religions and spiritual practices, it's really a practice that's free from all religious intensions, and has forever been practiced everyplace, from ancient times until the current day.
There's always been the desire to go inside, to discover what is beyond the physical form, and to discover the true spirit and the relation between mankind, the world and the creator.
There are a lot of forms, techniques and traditions of meditation, which are rehearsed and followed for assorted reasons and aims, for relaxation and health, for mental mastery and inner peace, and naturally for arriving at spiritual awakening - Nirvana, and for discovering who you truly are.
Meditation calms the body and the brain, cuts back stress and anxiety, normalizes the blood pressure and has a curative effect on the body. It betters the power of concentration, focuses the brain and strengthens the intuition. Its steady practice reduces the number of uneasy thoughts in the brain and brings inner peace, felicity and bliss.
In order to get results it has to be practiced daily, at least once a day, twice a day is more beneficial. A beginner might start with simply ten minutes and gradually increment the time.
Basically, there are 2 sorts of meditation. One that calls for centering the brain on a particular activity, like on the breathing process, or on a concrete object, mental image, a word, idea or a quality of character.
The other sort requires that you don't center on any concrete object, thought or mental image, but to void the mind of thoughts, and blend into the inner silence within you, into your true, inner self. This sort may only be practiced after one is well trained with the first sort.
Below you'll find things you are able to do to better your ability to meditate, mitigate the inner resistance of the brain, and better your chances of success. Read them with attention, and apply them to any strategy that you practice.
Begin with an easy meditation strategy. Here are 2 examples: Center your attention on your entering and outgoing breath.
For a couple of moments, center your attention on your breath. Breathe normally, while centering on the act of breathing in and breathing out. Be heedful not to strain your breath and your
body. Centering on a motivating quote.
Pick out an inspiring quote, and repeat it in your brain, attempting to find its deep meaning, on the far side of the written words.