Are you interested in trying out some meditation techniques to help you relax and relieve your stress? It may appear that meditation is a complicated procedure requiring lots of knowledge and skill, but at its core, meditation is just about focus and relaxation.
By performing the visualization technique that follows, you will see just how easy it is to meditate. The instructions are straightforward, and you can do this easy meditation exercise right at home in a comfortable setting.
Many people prefer to meditate first thing in the morning, although it can be done anytime that’s convenient for you. There are usually fewer distractions in the morning, and your mind hasn’t had a chance to become cluttered with to-do lists, irritations and everyday crises.
Before you start, find a peaceful, secluded room, somewhere where you feel calm and quiet. Now seat yourself in a comfortable position, sitting straight with your spine relaxed but upright. Sit wherever you feel most comfy, either in a chair, on the floor, perched on a cushion, or on the bed. People frequently meditate sitting cross-legged on the floor, but if you find this uncomfortable or restrictive to your circulation, keep your legs extended. The important thing is that you’re relaxed.
Now that you’ve settled in, it’s time to calm yourself. Close your eyes and relax your body. Let go of your thoughts for the moment.
Now you’re ready to start visualizing. Select an item to focus on mentally. This can be anything that appeals to you - a burning candle, a lovely flower, or a cloud. Think about this object and imagine its features. What color is it? What does it feel like when you touch it? Be aware of its shape. Then picture what it would be like to be that object.
Try to stay calm and relaxed during your visualization meditation. Don’t force your thoughts, just focus on your object and effortlessly become a part of it.
It’s important that you are not distracted by external noises and activities, so a secluded location is vital to your success. If a thought occurs to you, or a noise distracts you, just set it aside and return to focusing on the object.
To attain a high level of concentration and the ability to focus your mind will involve considerable practice. But through time, you should be able to visualize any object with little effort.
As you continue to meditate with visualization, it will be easier and easier to keep distractions at bay and concentrate on your object. And you will have achieved your goal of learning how to relax both your body and your mind.