How do You Meditate and What are the Benefits?

Meditation is a process of clearing the mind of distractions and focusing on finding an inner peace. So, how do you meditate? You can do this by listening to music that allows you to mind wander rather than sing along, or through breathing exercises.

I often find that the best way for me is to get away from my normal surrounds and leave all technology behind so I can truly disconnect from the noise of everyday life.

For a long time, I found it difficult to meditate. I found that I would get distracted really easily and I had no idea what I was doing.

I knew that many celebrities and wealthy entrepreneurs use meditation on a regular basis, but I often found myself wondering ‘why?’ What is the point? Why should you meditate? How do you meditate? And what are the benefits?

There must be something to it…

In this article, I’m going to explore these questions.

What are the benefits of meditation?

Russell Brand, Tony Robbins, Oprah, Steve Jobs and many successful people have openly spoken about the benefits of meditating.

Meditation helps to:

  • naturally heal our bodies both mentally and physically.
  • keep us young and it is really helpful for brain health.
  • reduce blood pressure and improves your heart health.
  • reduce pain, headaches, stress, and anxiety by allowing your mind and body to reboot.

We wash our bodies every day and we reboot our computers on a regular basis but how often do you reboot your mind?

There are very strong connections between he energetic balancing that is achieved through giving yourself time to practice meditation, and maintaining good physical and emotional health.

You may have heard us talking about alkalizing your thoughts in other articles here, but if you haven’t, here’s a quick snippet.

Imagine you have had an argument with your nearest and dearest. There’s been a lot of tension and the situation is quite heated.

Now imagine sitting down to a meal right after that. It’s highly unlikely that your body will accept the food you have in front of you. You may even lose your appetite for a while. This is because your energy is not congruent with the energy in the food.

Yes, there is energy in your food (providing it has not been cooked out of it). Raw foods and vegetables are alive, they have an energy source.

To take that energy into your body when your body’s energetic flow is not congruent with your natural state of wellness is to feed the tension and angst.

Stop, breathe out, release the tension and anger. Thank it for what you have learned, and let it go. Alkalize your thoughts. You are an being of light and energy at a cellular level.

Work in harmony with the energy and light within you. Use meditation as a tool to help you find the center so you can be balanced and healthy mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

Why should I meditate?

It took a bit of trial and error before I found something that works for me. I like to start my day with meditation because I feel fresh and feel that meditation gives me clarity and helps me focus.

Using meditation is really quite simple. Start by allocating some time each day, between 5 and 30 minutes. You may need to schedule it into your calendar or wake up 15 – 30 minutes earlier every morning.

I know this sounds challenging, but it’s a really nice way to start your day. You’re not diving out of bed in a rush, you’re just gently easing your way into the day and you’ll be amazed how much energy you have.

Tips on improving your meditation

I recommend wearing comfortable clothes, sit or lie down in a comfortable position. You could play some calming music, light a candle and burn incense or aromatherapy oils to help engage your senses.

Sometimes, I like to use my Tibetan singing bowl to heighten the vibrational energy in the room. The noise vibrations are rather pleasant and calming.

When using a Tibetan singing bowl, the vibrations produced improves the energy in the room and resonates with the vibration in your body. Try adding a little water to the bowl, it sounds like dolphins singing.

Start by focusing on your breathing and observe your thoughts. When your mind starts racing, concentrate on your breathing and bring your focus back to your breath.

Start with an intention which adds structure to your meditation practice. Here are some examples:

  1. Compassion
  2. Gratitude
  3. Forgiveness
  4. Visualisation
  5. My perfect day
  6. Blessing
  7. Health and Wellbeing

I hope that this article has given you a clearer understanding of the importance of meditation. Do you meditate and if so, how do you meditate? Do you have any tips and tricks that could help other’s in their experience while meditating?

Last Updated on 7 months by D&C Editorial Team

4 thoughts on “How do You Meditate and What are the Benefits?”

  1. Jesus or Boudhah have shown the principals of good living to their faithfuls.
    How can I have true access to the theory and practce to empower myself and get rid physical , mental or spiritual ailments?

    • Thank you for your question, Acafou.

      This is the journey of all seeking enlightenment and fulfillment on a higher level. The mind, as one part of our being, is a very powerful thing. But there is much more to this than just the mind.

      As you explore different approaches to what many call spirituality, you will find what works for you. I don’t ever seek to endorse one belief system over another. For the believers who ate pure of heart, they all work for them as best as they can.

      I believe that as energetic beings we are all connected, but we sometimes see our truth of the world and the universe through a slightly different lens. None of us are wrong, yet none of us are right either. I believe that we simply ‘are’ and that the whole purpose is to live and experience life.

      You may find the topic of ‘transcendence’ one that provides you with a point of interest when it comes to operating at a higher, almost divine level. This is in part what some people seek through their meditation. To get to that energetic place where they become more than aware that all matter is simply energy condensed to a slow vibration.

      At the center of every being we are essentially atomic structures, and inside those atoms there are universal secrets we are moving towards understanding better with science. But these are things that the Ancient Masters of cultures around the world, including those you mentioned, knew all along.

      When you break it right down to the sub atomic level, we are energy and light as physical beings. I believe that once you are able to tap into that, you will be able to direct that energy in ways that many struggle to consciously.

      Our bodies know how to heal, and they do it very well. So the more we work on removing the obstructions that are placed in front of us, the better we will become at being healthy.

      Detoxing is more than a physical thing; it’s energetic too! With that in mind, one thing I would do if I were in your shoes is to check if the water I’m drinking or anything else I’m exposing my body to, has fluoride in it. This has been proven to calcify the pineal gland (I’d suggest you look into that as a matter of interest).

      If you can identify and fix things like this, you’ll go a long way to unlocking many doors closed to others who don’t.

    • Hello Acafou,

      This is another very good question, thank you for contributing!

      Some very wise and conscious people I have spent time with in, particularly in Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal, would suggest that you begin your journey with stepping back from technology and the implied expectations that things like social media can bring.

      Social burdens, as my Husband explains, are not of our own making. They are external expectations that we adopt from society. If you choose not to participate in the social norms, and focus on your own inner happiness, you’ll find a balance.

      This is not to say you need to cut off from the world completely; maybe give yourself some distance for a few days or a week to help you find your balance. Vipassana meditation for 10 days can be a very good way to declutter your mind and cleanse your space. After something like this, it is in your hands to control your future exposure.

      Be mindful of what messages you are being bombarded with by television, radio, internet, print media, billboards and the like. They can all have a strong or a subtle impact. You space is your space, and it is your right to protect it and your energy.

      I was fortunate enough to learn some things over the years that are more about our inner worlds being the source of the challenges we face in the physical, or outer world. Think of this in a slightly different way to the popularly followed ideology of manifestation, but more like an energetic ripple that is driven by how you feel. This is a more primal level to operate on.

      I’m currently putting together an ebook that I think may provide some interesting thoughts for you to ponder. Keep your eyes on what is going on with our website, and you’ll see some interesting ideas emerge. I’d like to invite you to subscribe so you get notified when this is available.

      In short, to get the most out of your practice, it’s no just about how you meditate, but why you mediate. If you are clear on your intention, you will find the outcome with greater ease.

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About the Author

Christine has long been on the path to optimal health. With a history of weight loss coaching she is driven by a passion for nutrition, health and wellness. Having grown up in Africa before migrating to New Zealand, and then Australia, she has seen very strong contrasts in quality of life and is driven to help others understand the importance of taking a holistic approach to life.

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