What are some effective meditation techniques?

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Question by lyrikalkriminal: What are some effective meditation techniques?

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Answer by Mamma mia
Just sit in silence and try to discern the voice of God within you after reading a passage from scripture.

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  1. realifeadventure says:

    You can by self-hypnosis CD’s these days – I heard that they are very relaxing and help to put you in a very meditative state… Let me know if it works!

  2. ladders_to_fire says:

    I like the simple breathing techniques.
    Just sit for one minute and breathe deeply,
    focussing all your attention on the rhythm of breathing.

    If you like this type of meditation I recommend Shinzen Young…

  3. Taigi. It combines both meditation and exercise.

  4. AMEN to Mamma Mia, that is so true, my answer is prayer as well. Read scripture, sit in silence and just talk to the Lord. I find that is the most peaceful, envigorating time of my day is when I have my prayers, my conversations with the Lord, it balances me out. It is so priceless and yet it is free, imagine that. What a blessing.

  5. Well lets first see what is medi tation? Its an age old technique from ancient india to relax your mind nad have confidence in yourself. Meditation is not for those who are lieing 100 times a day nor for those who are always looking to hurt other. I am from india and can assuure you that here only 2-3% people meditate but even after this india’s medicine consumption is very less you know why because those old books who taught us to meditate also say that if you have love and kindness all the time in your heart then you yourself become part of meditation so take my advice be a lovable and kind person and you will see world changing in front of you.

  6. Transcendental Meditation is effective and relatively easy. You just have to cut through all the BS that surrounds the actual technique – you don’t need flowers, incense, etc, just a good mantra (a meaningless, smooth syllable). Zen meditation is a variation of TM where the mantra is replaced by breathing and posture. There are many good books at the local library.

  7. there are many many kinds of meditation. i’m doing pure concentration meditation, designed to quieten and clear the mind so that i can use it to look deeply, to see what’s going on in my mind, and develop mindfulness & insgight. its a difficult form of meditation @ the beginning, but it’s well worth becoming competent in. it forms an ideal foundation for further practice in the future, and it’s also very conducive to a happy, stable life in the present.
    choose a suitable place in your home where you can practice meditation uninterrupted. it needs to be quiet, not too bright, and out of sight of other people.
    once you found the spot, find a good firm cushion, so that you can sit cross-legged, having something to cushion your ankle.
    to start, sit down on your cushion, sitting towards the front of it so that your body is sloped very slightly forward. experience will show you the optimum position. fold your legs so that your knees & ankles are touching the floor. the important thing is to have a good straight back & reasonably comfortable legs, so that your pgysicaly energy isn’t blocked. place your 2 hands in your lap, palms up, one on top of the other.
    once sitting there, wriggle a little bit to find an effortlessly comfortable position for your back & arms. you don’t want to feel tension anywhere. then you can begin.
    take a breath, hold it for a moment, then let it out gently. pause for a moment, then take the next breath. again hold it for a moment, and let it out again. do this for 10 breaths. once you’ve got the rhythmn, start to count your breaths. a breath is a complete cycle– in, hold, out, hold- and most meditators find it better to count towards the end of a cycle rather than @ the beginning. in other words, you are counting complete breaths. simply count 1 to 10 in this way. when you’ve reached 10, start again. if your mind wanders and you lost the count, start again from one.
    do this for 10mins @ a time for a week or so. when you are ready, increase your sitting time to 20mins. you can do it anytime, but most people do it regularly @ the beginning of the day & @ the end of the day.
    this is all there is to it, and @ first you’ll wonder why on earth you are doing it. your mind will wander, you’ll probably feel twitchy, and you’ll be bored. but persevere. ther’s absolutely nothing better than this for calming the mins & opening mental doors that you never knew were there.
    what comes after this? once you’ve got to a stage where you can follow your breaths effortlessly, so that you can say, 10-20mins, and not lose count even once, you’ll be ready for the next stage. in this, you start to observe the contents of your mind. you’ll still be using the method of following your nreaths, but now, beacause of the concentration you’ve already developed, you’ll be able to add in a new activity. it’s not possible to do this until you’ve gained control of your mind.

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