The term meditation is special. Everyone heard him. Many have tried to independently feel what it is. But there are few who have succeeded. Even fewer people know how to meditate.
The practice of meditation helps to unload, relieve tension and calm the mind. Especially this is facilitated by meditation on the mantra.
4 questions on how to meditate
- What mantras are suitable for everyone?
The mantras So Ham and Krishna are very beneficial. You can repeat any other name of God, which is closer to your heart. Such mantras are pronounced mentally, as follows: the first syllable is for inhalation, the second is for exhalation. They not only calm the mind well, but also create an aura of protection around the reader.
- Is it bad to fall asleep during meditation?
Falling asleep in the process of meditation is not bad. At this time, the person’s breathing calms down, the muscles relax and do not squeeze the internal channels of the body, energy begins to flow calmly. Such a dream is healing.
- How many times to read mantras?
The reading of mantras should be limited either by time or by the number of times. But not in the reader’s own desire or inner sense of “sufficiency”. In order not to distract the mind in counting the number of readings, they use beads. They consist of 108 beads. 108 repetitions is one circle. Some mantras should be read in several circles.
- In what body position is it better to meditate?
Sometimes it happens that a person, as it were, spontaneously throws his head back or forward. This means that the vertex psychic center associated with the occipital muscles has activated. From here - head movements. However, to meditate correctlyshould sit straight.
source: How to meditate properly and the answer in the comments to the question of how mantras differ from affirmations.
Why is it still meditation on mantras?
A mantra is a Sanskrit sound whose utterance (usually) does not require great efforts of the mind.
Often a mantra consists of several words that are easy to remember. But there are mantras of 1000 words, and to meaningfully pronounce it once, it will take 25-30 minutes.
Mantra can be repeated 3 ways: aloud, in a whisper and mentally.
How Sanskrit mantras affect the mind:
- When pronouncing the words of the mantra in Sanskrit, its sound does not cause associations and thoughts associated with familiar words in the native language.
- There are no familiar clues for the mind that give birth to a cycle of images.
- Focusing on the sounds of Sanskrit helps you feel higher levels of consciousness.
Using the sounds of the mantra, you can control the rhythm of breathing, calm the mind and control thoughts. At the same time, energy fields change, consciousness changes - the person himself changes.
In their practice, Ayurvedic doctors transmit mantras to patients. Such mantras are aimed at healing. Their sound affects the mind, and the disease goes away.
Spiritual and material mantras
Mantras are material and spiritual. Accordingly, they affect different areas of life.
By reading material mantras, any person can influence the external world, material energy within the limits that are assigned to him by karma. And then it becomes easier for him to live - this is how the mantras act.
To read only spiritual mantras follow when the period of renunciation of worldly life begins. When the manipulation of material energy is no longer necessary for a person.
In general, the question: “Which mantras should be preferred?” Is better to answer this way.
In situations where you need to exalt a spiritual state, spiritual mantras should be read. To achieve goals in the outside world - material.
It is useful to know that reading the most famous and beloved by many mantra "Ohm" in large quantities is not recommended for family people. Om is the mantra of renunciation, which takes away material values. People with families should read it minimally. For example, before other mantras.
Frequent meditation on the sound "Ohm" is not recommended for family people
Controlling and Awareness of Thoughts in Meditation
It often happens that during meditation a person observes his thoughts, listens to himself. Such a practice of meditation is good because after some time a person begins to understand: I am not the mind, not the thoughts.
Such meditations are good for starting to observe the activity of one's own mind. Understanding comes: different thoughts come and go, but it turns out that they can be controlled. And you can even refuse them.
So a person first turns into an observer. And then to the one who controls the thinking process.