Whether you are a newbie in meditation or once were, there is always a need to learn more. In this article, you will understand how to take yourself and your client through the 3 stages of meditation and become familiar with breathwork and its importance. I want to help you to become aware of how to meditate alone or with your client.
What is the purpose of mediation? We meditate to clear our mind of mundane and inconsequential details and thoughts. The idea is to find yourself in a state of mystical awareness. Through this peace in your mind, you can often hear “the God reaching out to you.” Now, let me explain more about that.
When we are in a state of relaxation, we let out the soul to speak. This speaking of the soul is what people explain as a “communication between God and them.” It is quite easy to make a decision when your soul reaches out to you. There’s no need for an explanation or logical strategy. You just know. You know that the choice is right because it is evident. It feels as the God or an Angel has spoken to you. And it could be them, but it can also be your soul and your lovely higher self.
Meditation is a step forward in your spiritual enlightenment journey. Many people practice meditation on their journey of self-awareness and healing. It is the best way for self-love and self-care. There’s no limit in meditation; you can meditate for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Whatever you feel best.
I meditate for 5 minutes every morning before my day starts. I strongly recommend you to do so as well. It will become a valuable part of your daily routine, and your body and mind will thank you most beautifully.
Benefits of Meditation
There are many reported benefits of meditation to mental and physical health. Meditation clears your mind and reduces stress. It will bring inner peace and will give you the ability to focus.
Types of Meditation
Generally, meditation is classified into two types, guided and private meditation.
As the name implies, a guided meditation is led by a practitioner. It can be for one person or a group of people. On the other hand, private meditation is carried out alone while saying words silently in your head.
Stages of Meditation
There are three stages of mediation.
- The relaxation stage.
- The journey stage.
- The return stage.
This is the first stage of meditation. It slows you down and prepares you for the later stages. When skipped, it can reduce the efficiency of the meditation journey.
Interestingly, this stage can be used by itself, without going to the next level and it can be very efficient in calming your mind and diffusing the energy. Have you heard the expression “count to 10 before speaking”? Well, counting is a part of the relaxing technique and can be used as a quick relaxation technique.
This stage follows the relaxation stage and is a description of a situation that you imagine. The place where the scene is set doesn’t matter, but it has to be a calming destination. Be creative and let your imagination free itself.
The Return Stage
After going through the first two stages, you should be slowly grounding yourself and return to a fully conscious state. Slowly, come back from your journey to full awareness.
Don’t forget to breathe!
There is no way for meditation to be successful without proper breathing. Abdominal breathing is very important for overall health and especially during meditation. It increases the supply of oxygen to cells, the supply of blood to muscle blood and bones, relieves tension, massages the organs, and clears the second and third chakra.
Place one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach. Take a deep breath in through your nose and the hand on the abdomen should rise higher than the one on your chest. Exhale through your mouth. Exercise this as many times as you want a day until it becomes your natural way of breathing. Abdominal breathing is our natural breathing. Just notice the babies, they all suck their abdomen in and out while breathing, at least the first few months. After that, they watch us, the grown-ups, breathing with the chests and they just copy the movement thinking that’s the right way.
Practicing meditation can only bring benefits. It does not matter if you want to follow someone else’s way of meditating or doing it yourself. Just keep calm, breathe, and keep meditating.
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