There is no getting away from the fact that, around the world, the pace of life is far too frenetic and there are simply not enough hours in the day to achieve everything that needs to get done. However, busy people can easily become harried and, the more stressed they become, the less able they are to achieve their purposes effectively. Too many people turn to alcohol or recreational drugs to help them relax but neither of these substances are good for your body long-term. Meditation, on the other hand, has no side effects and isn’t likely to cause any damage to your body. Once you have learned the skills of meditation you can only benefit. Guided meditation techniques bring you confidence, poise and self-assurance as well as the inner peace, healing and relaxation that you haven’t been able to find from other sources.

Often referred to as ‘me-time’, we all need to take time out to give ourselves time to recuperate from the stresses and strains of everyday life. If the techniques you are taught from guided meditation give you the chance to experience good quality relaxation then it is well worth learning. The basic concept of meditation is to relax your brain sufficiently for you to retain a sole idea in your mind that you focus all of your attention on. The problem is that other thoughts intrude and, no sooner will you have thrust away one unwelcome thought than another one makes its appearance. Without the benefits of guided meditation it is far too easy for the novice at meditation to throw in the towel! However, obtain a good quality CD that offers you the benefits of step-by-step instructions and, with perseverance there is nothing to stop you making headway.

Of course, if you are taking a class then you will be told, as a class, to find yourself a space on the floor and make yourself comfortable. From there on, the teacher at the front of the class will provide you with all the guided meditation that you, as a class, will need. Other routes involving guided meditation are similar. You find yourself a quiet spot on the floor where you can sit undisturbed, make yourself comfortable and then turn on the CD. Guided meditation will teach you, one step at a time, how to relax into a meditative state using the information guiding you in the CD.

You either listen to relaxing music or to the sounds of a waterfall, or waves crashing onto the shore: there are all sorts of ways guided meditation can achieve the meditative state. As you follow the instructions of guided meditation you will find yourself losing track of time as well as losing your awareness of your surroundings. This is the indication that your brain pattern is slowing down and your state of consciousness is altering from a beta state at 14 to 21 cycles per second into the alpha state where your brain operates at from 7 to 14 cycles per second. It is in the alpha state that you begin to meditate.

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