Achieving a state of deep meditation is about proper technique and the knowledge about what you need to do, but that’s just one part of it. The other part is knowing the secrets and helpful tips which will improve your meditational sessions even more so that deep meditation no longer becomes an elusive concept.
Want to experience deeper meditation? Follow the tips below to help you make the most out of your sessions:
1. Intention for Each Session
Having a purposeful intention for each of your meditation sessions is one way to do it. Making meditation a part of your everyday routine, you could run the risk of making it too routine, where after a while you’re going through the motions like you would any other habit. That’s not what we want to achieve.
Enter each meditation with intent, a desire to achieve something out of it, and watch how your sessions transform completely just with this one simple change.
2. Calm Before the Start
A lot of people don’t take the time to clear their thoughts or calm themselves down before beginning a meditation session. It’s fine if you’re doing your sessions in the morning after waking up because your mind is not yet boggled by everything that has gone on during the day. But if you’re doing your sessions at the end of the day or in between, calming your mind is an essential tip that you need to make a part of your practice.
Everything that we see, hear and experience throughout the day will have and leave an impact on us, whether we realize it or not, and if we attempt to enter a meditative state with our minds clouded by other thoughts, it’s going to make it harder for you to concentrate.
So, take a few moments before you begin to walk around, relax, loosen up and clear your head. You’ll find it much easier to achieve a deeper meditative state that way.
3. Think Happy Thoughts
This isn’t just a saying that’s reserved for the movies, it makes a difference in your meditation sessions. Meditation is about improving your happiness, and deeper meditation can help you achieve that. Thinking happy thoughts infuses you with feelings of appreciation, happiness, love, and joy, and going into a mediation session already feeling good about yourself will make it that much easier for you to concentrate.
Thinking happy thoughts is easy, all you need to do is remember something that you are feeling grateful for, something or someone that makes you happy, or even the little things that happened during the day which made you smile and lifted your spirits.
4. Sit in Silence Before You Begin
If you’re having a hard time getting into the relaxed state you need to be in before you begin your meditation, what would help is sitting in silence for a few moments. Find a place where you can be in absolute quiet, and just sit in silence, that’s all you need to do. Sit in silence and wait until your mind settles down on its own.
When you’re sitting in silence, it makes it easier for your mind to slow down and start to calm itself, which will then complement your meditation session and allow you to achieve a deeper meditative state when your mind is not buzzing with other distractions.
5. Write Down Your Thoughts
Another great way to quiet the mind is to give your thoughts an alternative escape outlet. Instead of having them all compiled and jumbled in your mind with no place to go, write them down instead. You can either write them down on a piece of paper which you can later throw away or if you like to journal, you can keep a thought journal and write down everything you’re feeling there.
Pouring out your feelings and putting them down on paper is essentially giving your thoughts an escape outlet. If you’ve ever done this exercise before, you will notice how much better you feel after you’ve poured it all out. It’s like talking to someone, except this time you’re free to say absolutely anything without holding back because no one will know about it except you.
Doing this before a meditation session can do wonders to free your mind.
6. Do Yoga Stretches
Our bodies get stiff and sore from moving around all day, even more so if we sit behind a desk for several hours working away in an office. When your body is still and your muscles are tense and sore, it can be difficult to achieve a deeper meditative state which requires you to be completely relaxed in both mind and body.
Regularly doing yoga stretches will bring your muscles and body some much-needed relief, and you will notice the difference when you meditate.
7. Meditating at the Right Time
You need to be in the right frame of mind if you’re going to meditate. It’s not just about sitting down on the mat, closing your eyes, and waiting for the magic to happen. You may have the right posture and all the right tools you need, but if you don’t have the right frame of mind, you’re not going to achieve deep meditation.
Avoid meditating when you’re feeling bored, restless, lethargic, or disinterested because that’s a sure-fire way to quickly lose interest and not be able to follow through with the session that you started. You won’t be thinking clearly, and you’ll subconsciously be resisting it because it’s not where you want to be right now.
If you’re not in the right frame of mind, don’t do it and wait until you’re ready.
8. Getting the Lighting Just Right
Finding a quiet area is the first part of the recipe that you need for a successful deep meditation session. The second part of that is to ensure that the area has the right kind of lighting. Low lighting can relax the mind a lot quicker than fluorescent or bright lights will, so consider filling your space with natural or soft lighting. Patios are an ideal space as it gives you bridge between nature and yourself.
For a more comfortable experience- a covered patio will help shade you from harsh sunlight, and it can be a relaxing place to meditate even when it rains. Imagine sitting under your Royal covers patio while having the gentle tapping of raindrops lull you into a deep state of meditation- it is a blissful experience.
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