Yoga and Meditation techniques

Yoga and meditation techniques is the art of unfolding the mystery of life divinity joy happiness and mindfulness


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Sound Meditation technique to hear the soundlessness

Sound meditation is the art of hearing just listening doing nothing. This technique can be done in different ways but the essence of all sound meditation techniques is to develop the art of hearing with mindfulness and the awareness to hear the soundlessness.

The sound meditation technique is a very subtle science. You have to train your ear and mind feel attunement with the sound. Forget everything else. Become the sound. You have to feel harmonious with sound.

This technique can be done anywhere. Sounds are everywhere the whole universe is full of sound anywhere you will go sounds are there you may be in crowded place or in caves of  Hills when you feel that it is a very peaceful place no noise to disturb there is also the sound with the low-frequency low volume you feel harmonious with it. That is why you feel good when you listen to music because music is harmonious sounds. Indian classical music consists of so many Ragas. There are different ragas for every step of time. Ragas developed for meditation. You feel calm if a sound is musical, harmonious so in Yoga have made many experiments with sound and music to develop so many meditation techniques based on sound and music.

There are two stages of  30 minutes each-

Try to hear the sounds all around you-

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Sound Meditation technique to hear the soundlessness

Sit in comfortable posture, cross your legs, close your eyes . Your back and neck should be in straight position and no strain in any part of the body .You have just to listen to the sounds all around yourself . Listening to the voice of birds , sound of vehicles passing on the roads , the wind passing through the trees or some musical sounds , just hearing with full mindfulness with full awareness and not start thinking about sounds , just listening , doing nothing and after few weeks of practising it you will feel that you are becoming more peaceful and great peace starts falling on you and you are becoming fresher energetic and joyous and you will hear the soundlessness.

Try to hear the sounds within yourself –

Now you have to focus your awareness towards within yourself with soundlessness you have to move within yourself now you have to try to listen to the sounds of your breath and be aware of breath in and out do it for 10 minutes and that become fully dumb and deaf and suddenly you will find that you are aware of yourself now you will feel soundlessness and there are no thought no sound that is the state of super consciousness . Now you can hear your inner music that is called anhad naad the true music the music of God.

Regular practice of sound meditation heals your mind and body heals the flowing of energy among all chakras of the body and your body works in a harmonious way. you will feel more energetic more peaceful and joyous and you can overcome over many mental disorders like anxiety insomnia and can live a more successful life

 


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Active mindfulness meditation technique

Mindfulness is a mental state of awareness on the present moment.It is the non-judgemental awareness of experiences in the present moment.Mindfulness is the essence of Buddhist meditation techniques Vipassana meditation is one of them but this is sitting meditation here I will explore how to be mindful during daily routine of life daily routine works which we do without conscious awareness.

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Active mindfulness meditation technique

                                                                                                     Our mind always wanders in past and future mind never stays in the present if you can be aware of the present moment that is the right mindfulness Buddha used word right mindfulness.

Be mindfulness during physical acts-

You wake up in the morning and go to the morning walk during that you aren’t aware of that mind is wandering elsewhere now you have to be aware Mindfulness for biggeners  you have to be watchful about your body movements and surroundings or you are doing exercises in gym you have to be watchful and aware of every activity don’t analyse just be aware of whatever is going on you have to be practice of it only when you are engaged in physical activity there are no need to be sit in meditative posture.

Be aware of your mind-

Now you have to be aware of the mental activity.First, understand what is mind? The mind is a chain of continuously arising thoughts now you have to be aware of your thoughts you have to be watchful of your thoughts your emotions when you will be present at the moment when you are here now that is the state of mindfulness. The presence of mind to be aware whatsoever is happening at the moment.It will also helpful to deal with the problems of anxiety and depression.

Be Mindfulness during God’s prayer and spiritual activities-

Be aware or be mindful when you are doing your religious activities whatever it may be you may be in church you may be in temple you may be in Gurudwara it may be any religious place that’s no matter but you have to be watchful you have to be aware about that if you can be in the state of mindfulness during that then every act become the prayer of god.

The great novelist Leo Tolstoy wrote a story, The Three hermits, On an island there lived three hermits they were so simple and the only prayer they used was we are three and pray god to maintain mercy on us. The local bishop here about the three hermits and their prayer and decided to teach them the right way of religious prayer.He arrived on the island and told the hermits that their prayer is not right and taught them a customary prayer.The bishop then left on the boat and he saw a radiant light following the boat on the sea he saw the three hermits are running upon the water waves as they reached the bishop they asked we have forgotten the prayer you t6aught us and ask to repeat.The bishop was astonished how did the three hermits walk on the water and said that no need to repeat the prayer continue with your prayer.There are so many miracle and science has yet to find answers.

Mindfulness is a state of unconditional joyous and happiness there are no place for negative emotions like and anger your mind will be full of mind power you will attain eternal peace and your body will work in perfect harmony and many diseases like hypertension and chronic pain can be cured by healing effect of mindfulness meditation,

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Be aware of dreams during sleep

Sleep has very important place in our life.A man sleeps almost 8 hrs daily so something happens in our sleep without that you can’t live more in a natural way. S o you have to focus on your sleep and dreams.You have to be aware of your dreams during sleep.This is one type of mindfulness meditation technique but it is not easy to go to sleep with awareness because you are not even aware when you are in the awakening state.You are doing so many works in your day to day life without awakening in a robotic way so start with your awakening state

Be aware of body movement or do it with full mindfulness

While you are awake be aware of your body movement when you are walking in garden be aware of it do it with mindfulness when you are doing exercise in gym be aware or eating bathing whatsoever you are doing be aware or be mindful but start with that type of works which need less attention or less intellectual efforts don’t practise it while you are studying or doing your official work.Practice it with walking eating relaxing etc.

Be aware of your dreams

when you are going to sleep some thoughts are passing at your mind. You have to be aware of  that thoughts because those thoughts are pioneer of your dreams that are the starting point of  your dreams be aware of it but it in an easy way not be tensed and not excessive effort to do it otherwise you will not go to sleep try it daily before sleep and one night that will happen that dreams are going on and you are watching them like a film is going on and you are aware of it and when you will be aware of your dreams you will see that dreams are disappearing and you are in deep sleep and in the morning you will feel more energetic more enthusiastic more joyous and a hypnotic charming glow will last on your face and others will also feel it

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Maharishi Patanjali compared deep sleep with SAMADHI highest state of consciousness. In deep sleep, you are in the state of SAMADHI but you have fainted at that time you are not aware if you are in deep sleep with awareness then you are in SAMADHI.You have become one with god your soul is free from all forms of bondage.

These are three states of mind.First, while you are in an awakening state that is a conscious state.When you are in sleep that is an unconscious state but aware in sleep is the third state that is a transcendental state or SAMADHI.


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Meditate on gap between two thoughts

Meditation is science because it is a method without any rituals of any religion it is a pure method.Maharishi Patanjali’s Raj Yoga consists of two parts kriya yoga and dhyana yoga.Kriya yoga consists of Yama niyam asana and pranayama relate to the purification of body and dhyana yoga deals with mind dharna dhyana and samadhi are parts of dhyana yoga and meditation is also the part of dhyana yoga.

Meditation is so easy that anyone can do it there are no need to go to any ashrama or to go to Himalaya or to go yoga teacher you can do it easily at your home with full perfection just you need to understand technique of meditation because there are above 100 meditation techniques choose one of them and practise it for seven days after seven days  you feel good then continue it and practise regularly for at least three months.Here I will explore for you a very simple meditation technique for beginners.

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Try to concentrate on the gap between two thoughts

What is mind? The mind is a chain of continuously arising thoughts you go from one thought to another thought but you miss the gap of two thoughts there is a gap between two thoughts.

Sit in a comfortable posture in Indian yoga system that is called Asana it may be lotus or half lotus asana cross your legs and your back should be straight from pelvis to your neck when you sit in a straight position your mind power which resides at Muladhara chakra starts flowing to upwards.Close your eyes and try to be aware of your thoughts and try to find the gap between two thoughts then you will see that there is a gap between two thoughts that is pure silence as you will go deep you will find gap has been widening and thoughts are becoming lesser and lesser.As your dhyana will go deep you will find that there are no thoughts this is a thoughtless stage when you achieve that state then minds power will generate than the power of thoughts will generate and you will feel an eternal peace joy and happiness which is not depend on any condition that is unconditional.You have to p[ractise it almost 30 minutes daily.


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Vipassana meditation mindfulness breathing technique

Vipassana meditation is most easy but very powerful meditation technique.First, we understand means of word vipassana it means just seeing or look it is the essence of all meditation techniques and so easy that anyone can do it successfully within a short span of time. Breath and awareness are two main part of this guided meditation technique it looks so simple and easy but its consequences are very amazing this is most practiced meditation technique globally in Asia as well as European countries.

vipassana can be done in two ways you can choose it which one is better for you

Awareness of your physical acts

The essence of the first technique of it is awareness act is not important but do your act with awareness if you are walking in the garden be aware of it if you are exercising in gym be aware of it.Move your neck you should move with awareness you can move it unconsciously generally we do many acts without awareness

Be aware of the every physical movement of your body while it is dancing walking talking or eating but start practicing this technique which needs less intellectual efforts than it will be easy for you to be aware of it. Just be aware but it should go on consciously.

After be aware of your body movements now you have to do same about your minds thought arises in your mind be aware of it then  your mind will become thoughtless and mind power and true wisdom will generate that will become you egoless and you will achieve eternal peace joy and happiness

Awareness of breathing

Now you have to be aware of breathing. As the breath goes in  and breath goes out your stomach moves to out and in so you have to be aware of its rising and falling so you have to be aware of stomach movements if your mind distract no need to worry again shift your attention to stomach movements do it for 30 minutes sit in comfortable posture but your back and neck should be straight and be breathing from stomach will  make you more relaxed and  energetic practice it for 90 days and you will feel amazing result of it on your body and thoughts


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Meditation can not be

There are so many yoga teachers and meditation instructors who claims that they will become you the master of yoga and meditation in that duration and they have developed own techniques which is nothing just the strange phenomena of words and body tactics .

I say that meditation is not a thing of doing it happens only when all your efforts and techniques end up .No meditation technique can lead you to the meditative state .By efforts you can acquire money power and status in this world and there are parameters for your efforts and success but in the field of yoga and meditation there are no such parameters.Meditation dhayan samadhi can happen in one moment just right now and it takes many birth meditation is just awareness just be witness of your thoughts your body and your surroundings.

Start with meditation technique

You have to start with technique and at the final stage you have drop technique just like stairs you use to climb and at your target you drop stairs if you struck with stairs you will never reach your target and that is happening in the field of yoga and meditation all yoga teacher and meditation instructors are struck with technique .