Mastering Meditation - The Basics of Meditation

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Mastering Meditation
The Basics of Meditation

You can fail at meditation if you approach the art with the wrong technique, or even by simply approaching the art with no technique at all.

It is believed that concentrating on your ’third eye’, the area an inch above your brow line and an inch inwards of your forehead, is concentrating energy in your highest chakra. The direction you focus your eyes in also plays an important role in the technique of the Third Eye meditation technique. Turning your eyes upwards, above the horizon, relates to the energy in your higher consciousness and your spiritual energy. Focussing your eyes straight outwards relate to your conscious mind, while focus downward relates to the subconscious mind.

When performing meditation, it is best to select a position of your choice to meditate in. Conventionally, meditation is known to be performed in the lotus position, but this position is not always a comfortable one, and so it is better to be comfortable in another position of your own choice. So long as your spine is straight, you are free to assume any kind of position — either sitting up on the floor, on a chair or lying down on your back. The more comfortable you are, the better you can concentrate on your energy and your mind.

When you are selecting an area in which to perform your meditation, it is important that the chosen space is quiet and the best choice will, of course, be your cleansed and censed Circle. However, if you select another space for whatever reason, it is best if you cleanse the space and cense it as you did with your Circle. While it is not necessarily important to face a specific direction in meditation, it is sometimes suggested to face the east. However what is of most priority is your comfort, and so if you have a better view in another direction, feel free to face that way instead!

As is with the position you choose and the direction you face and the space you choose, you also are free to select the time of day you meditate. However, it is best to stick to that specific time of day every day to meditate so that your meditation is consistent. Thus, it is best to choose the most convenient time, one that will be quiet and peaceful but still attainable each day.

In order to remain successful and succeed in meditation, it needs to be done consistently. It is recommended by some that meditation is performed between fifteen and twenty minutes a day, twice a day. At the bare minimum, you could probably get by with a single fifteen-minute session per day. Again, consistency is key — so it is important to stick to the number of sessions and to the times as well.