Meditation Rules and Benefits

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on December 28, 2012

Since meditation has many benefits, many of us wish to learn how to meditate. Meditation reduces worry, depression and stress. It makes our mind more focused, peaceful and calm. It removes negative thinking and recharges our body with positive energy and thinking. It removes distractions and increases our powers of concentration. Meditation is also a practical guide to self, since it encourages greater insight and clarity of thought.


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It unlocks the doors to our inner self, so that we are able to look inwards and understand ourselves better. Meditation also unlocks the doors of our immense potential and energy. According to some schools of thought, one can even learn to levitate after mastering the art of meditation.

How can you learn to meditate? There are as many schools of meditation as there are ways to learn meditation. While there are many self-help books and websites, and you can learn to do it on your own, some kind of meditation support always works out better.

One of the best ways would be to learn yoga, since meditation is an essential part of any yoga class. There are many kinds of yoga which teach meditation, for example, Kriya Yoga, Sahaja Yoga, Raj Yoga, Hatha Yoga or Vinyasa Yoga. You can enroll in a yoga class, where a qualified yoga teacher will guide you. You will start with basic yoga asanas (poses), breathing techniques, and gradually move into meditation. The positive vibrations of the entire class help you to reach your goal better.

Along with this there are other techniques like Zen meditation, Buddhist Meditation, Meditating on the Third Eye, Pink Bubble Meditation, Christian Meditation, Meditating with Hope, or Breath and Light Meditation, to name a few. Techniques of learning meditation: Whatever technique of meditation you may wish to learn, there are always a few rules you must do to meditate.

  • You should sit in a quiet place, away from all noise and distraction. The place where you sit should be cool and airy. It helps if you light an aroma candle or have a soft soothing music.
  • You usually sit upright, with your spine straight. Depending upon your comfort you can sit on the floor or on a chair. If you are sitting on the floor, you may like to have a mat under you. What is important is that you should be comfortable.
  • You should have patience. You cannot learn to meditate in a day, or a week, or even in a year. The sages and wise men of olden days who became masters in the art of meditation, took years and years of intensive practice before they became proficient.
  • You have to control your thoughts and learn to concentrate. Most meditations teach you to concentrate on a single object, mostly on your breath.
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