The first meditation tip is to not eat or drink anything besides water for at least an hour and a half prior to meditation. The reason for this is for one, the body will be busy digesting your food making it much harder for it to relax. Second, because meditation is awakening the subtle energy. (also known as Kundalini Shakti or Chi) And for this to happen, you want to keep your physical body as light and clear as possible.
The second meditation tip is to practice a breathing technique for a few minutes just before you meditate. It can be as simple as breathing in and out as fast as you can through your nose for 100 breaths, breathing shallow breaths in and out of your chest. Or you can breathe deeply counting to four on the inhale, hold the breath while counting to 4 and exhaling counting to eight.
Purifying the breath through prana exercises like this is very important if you want to go deep in meditation and attain self realization. So using a prana-breathing technique like this can awaken you into a deep meditation very quickly. Do either of these breathing techniques above for just a few minutes and you will see that meditation pretty much naturally happens after that.
The third meditation tip is to drop all expectations about what you will get out of your meditation. Don’t expect anything from your meditation.
It is important to understand that your natural state is already unconditional peace, love and freedom. It is not something you acquire; it is something you realize you are, something you awaken to. And you awaken to your natural state through relaxing into this moment to the point where you are one with it. You ease into this moment.
But if you are expecting something out of your meditation, you are separating yourself from this moment; you are actually separating yourself from the bliss and peace you are seeking in the first place. You are already putting conditions on how this moment should be and this only leads to frustration.
So take note of this meditation tip because nothing ruins meditation more than expecting that you are going to get a certain something out of it. Meditation knows what to do; it is something you have to allow to happen naturally.
The fourth meditation tip is to fully allow this moment to be as it is, but at the same time give your complete attention to this moment. You want to be completely at ease, but you also want to be completely attentive. Often one may associate relaxation with just letting yourself wander about in your thinking, but in meditation, there must be the focus on this moment. To allow thinking to be as it is, but to be aware of it. To remain present.
But at the same time, you do not want this focus on being present to be about controlling this moment. We don’t want to control our thoughts, we don’t want to control our feelings, we just want to be aware of them. We want to allow them to be completely in full hands off relaxation, but we want to be watchful of them, fully aware of this moment.
The fifth meditation tip will improve your meditation a thousand fold. And the meditation tip is to take full advantage of Kundalini Shakti.
What is Kundalini Shakti? In the terms we are using it here it means the energy vibration one naturally radiates when they have attained full enlightenment. When you sit with a fully enlightened being whose Kundalini is fully awakened, this enlightened energy called Kundalini Shakti is awakened in you, and this effortlessly awakens you into deep meditation.
Just by sitting in the presence of a fully enlightened Guru, you can experience profound states of meditation within minutes that you may not have been able to experience after sixty years of practice on your own.
Often you can instantly feel incredible states of peace, bliss and love, without having to practice any meditation technique at all. Meditation naturally happens when you sit with such an enlightened being.
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