These meditation practice tools are the foundation of your meditation practice. Trust your intuition to show you where to start. If you have questions as you try them, don't hesitate to contact me!
And remember, meditation is for joy!
6 Meditation Practice Tools
Please see the notes at the end of TOOL #6 of meditation practice. They suggest how to maximize the results of these tools. As you try them out, I encourage you to adjust them to your personal needs and preferences.
TOOL #1. The first of the meditation practice tools is to know your 'WHY'
Why do you want to meditate? You may have heard ... The average person on the street thinks meditation is a waste of time or weird. She hasn't felt the sensation of a butterfly's wings in her heart, or the feather-like touch of love across her face in meditation ...
As you begin meditating regularly, sooner or later your family or best friend will want to know why. And unless you're clear about why you do it, well, you can kiss your meditation practice goodbye. It won’t survive. You'll miss out on the highest human fulfillment that you sense is easily within your grasp.
Take a moment now to jot down a word or phrase, stating your ‘WHY’.
TOOL #2. The foundation of your meditation practice tools is POSTURE
Each time you find 1-5 minutes to meditate, go ahead and do it. You never know what unexpected thing may happen. Live like a warrior ... always prepared for the unexpected and for your own death.
GOLDEN TIP: At the start of meditation, use the first one or two minutes to allow your body to ‘settle’.
As you sit, you may notice sensations that you normally ignore, such as tense shoulders, stiff lower back, or achy eyes. Acknowledge any discomfort or pain. You can breathe into it. When you're ready, move on.
Sitting on the floor (legs crossed) or in a firm chair, feet on floor, align your posture. Let your spine rise naturally from the pelvis.
TOOL #3. Most well known of the meditation practice tools is the breath
Breathe in a little more slowly and deeply than usual... breathe out slowly and fully...
Repeat this 4 times or more. Let it be comfortable at all times. If it feels forced or unnatural, adjust your breathing until it is comfortable. Your breath should never feel forced or controlled.
GOLDEN TIP: Be aware of your breathing and your body simultaneously. Focus on each breath. At the end of each cycle (one inbreath, one outbreath) imagine your body sinking more deeply into the chair or floor... Imagine your arms becoming heavy... Sense ... roots coming from your feet and going deeply into the ground or through the floor...
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