Free Meditation Course by The Meditation Library. Learn how to meditate daily even if you think you can’t meditate. Learn how to build your meditation practice up in a more simple stressless way.
In this Free Meditation Course, you will not only get your own free meditation mp3 instructional track. You get a 5-day video course to support your meditation practice. You will get daily tips on how to meditate and how not to meditate. We will also clear up some common myths and misunderstandings surrounding meditation like those below. Misconceptions around meditation can leave beginners of meditation more stressed and frustrated than calm and relaxed. This course is designed to make meditation more simple, less confusing and more easy to apply to your daily routine.
So what is meditation? Meditation is a skill that is used to bring us into present moment awareness. Meditation techniques usually use one object or sense as its point of focus. In any breathing meditation, the point of focus is your breath. In a Mantra Meditation your point of awareness is on the Mantra
Common Myths Around Meditation
Meditation Is About Controlling Your Thoughts- Wrong
This is a common myth about meditation. A by-product of meditation is you start to have more space between your thoughts, you lose attachment to your thoughts. You’re not entangled as uch by your thoughts. You become more of a witness an observer to your thoughts instead of getting carried with your thoughts. That is why meditation can be very helpful in reducing symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression. But meditation is not about trying to control or stop your thoughts.
Meditation Is A Religious Or Spiritual Practice – Not Necessarily
Although different forms of meditation are used in some spiritual or religious practice and most meditation practice has originated from eastern Hinduism and Buddhism. Meditation today is most commonly used in the west as a stress management tool or aid for health and wellbeing. To meditate does not mean you follow any religious concept.
You Need To Sit Like A Yogi To Meditate – Wrong
No no-one needs to meditate like a yogi. You don’t need to si in the Lotus, Half Lotus or Burmese position to meditate effectively. I have meditated for about 28 years and I usually meditate on a chair. As long as you are sitting upright with your back reasonably straight not slouched or lying down you can meditate.
Meditation Is A Way To Sleep – Not Technically True
When you meditate you are attentively aware, you feel more relaxed and at peace. But traditional meditation is about being fully present, conscious or even super-conscious. Many people confuse meditation with guided meditations that are really more guided visualisations. This is where a therapist will take you on a guided journey evoking different senses, especially imagery. This often has a very different purpose from what most of us would say is the art of meditation. Some guided visualisations ( known as guided meditation) are designed to help one drift off to sleep. But traditionally meditation is about being fully conscious and about supporting us to let go of the stories. Rather than create a story in our mind what often a guided visualisation will do.
Meditation Is Difficult – It Doesn’t Have To Be
Some people come into meditation with high expectations, expecting all sorts of shifts or expectations in a short period of time. They often put pressure on themselves to achieve or experience something. Meditation is the art of full being, not about an end result. In a way meditation is a journey, not about a mere destination. You will get many benefits of meditation the more you practice meditation. But it is not a process that should be judged, compared or analysed.
Meditation Is Boring – It Doesn’t Have To Be
Again many people come to meditation with very distorted perceptions and expectations around meditation. If you are used to a very active and busy, fun or high adrenaline-packed life. Meditation can take a little bit of adjusting. In a modern world that has deluded us to believe we must do this, be this, have this at the push of an app. We are so used to doing, thinking we have forgotten how to just be. Something that as babies and young children we do so easily.
Meditation Has To Be Long – Wrong
Although generally the more time we spend in a meditative state the more it increases our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. You don’t need to practice a traditional 20-minute meditation twice a day to reduce your anxiety and stress levels. It can be much easier and beneficial for many people to meditate in short bursts throughout your day. Now, technically in many ways, you can go through your day in meditation. Your day in conscious awareness but this is something that usually takes a lot of discipline and practice. to master
Benefits Of Meditation
There are many researched health benefits of meditation. Where meditation has proved effective at reducing depression, anxiety, stress, inflammation and pain. There has also been a variety of surveys documentating the increasing use of meditation for adults and children.