Meditation is an activity to keep the mind silent. It helps our mind to concentrate in the midst of worldly turmoil. There is no particular place to meditate. Any silent place of your house be it indoors or outdoors can be the best destination for meditation. However, there are some products which can help you experience a better time during meditation. Meditation is just like your exercising activity. As, when you have a treadmill, you tend to exercise regularly. Similarly when you have a meditation bench, you are more likely to meditate.
With mantras they can be easy to repeat the word or phrase for 15 min. without letting our minds get distracted. This helps the quiet the mind, and gains all the benefits of meditation just as any other meditation practice. Many use Japa Beads as a way of counting how many times they chant the meditation.
Japa beads, consist of 108 wouldn’t be tied together on a necklace. Holding the japa beads in one hand you say the mantra, for every bead, on the necklace. Hindus hold that 108 is a magical number or what have you, personally, I believe it is a great way to time your meditation instruction baltimore without using the clock. Keeping your hands occupied while chanting a mantra can also help you focus more on your meditation. This will help deepen your meditation practice.
Some suggested teachers you might consider are: Eckhart Tolle (you’ll find lots of his free videos on YouTube), Adyashanti (try reading ‘Emptiness Dancing’ or watching his videos on YouTube) and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (read ‘I Am That’).
To control your breathing take slow deliberate breaths in and out. Make certain that the breaths are even. Counting breaths can help to create a rhythm during breathing. Most people don’t take deep enough breaths so you’ll need to learn to breathe deeply. Pull air in all the way using the diaphragm. Don’t hold your breath but instead time the breaths so that they are evenly spaced in and out in a constant pattern.
Do not hesitate to ask advice from people who have had several experiences in meditation, because they can provide helpful approaches that will make your session easier.
If you yawn during meditation, don’t worry. It’s perfectly natural. When we do a lot of deep breathing, and enter a relaxed state, the body yawns naturally. Don’t fight it or think poorly of your ability to focus.
Whatever religious tradition you believe, you can practice mantra meditation, and grow closer to your beliefs. If you have no religious beliefs, you can choose a mantra that has meaning to you. You could use an affirmation, perhaps, “I am peaceful and happy”.