Catholic meditation is not a regular prayer. While a prayer is commonly said out loud to bring your mind, soul, and spirit to God, the meditation uses the “inside voice”, your imagination, the thoughts inside your mind. This type of meditation is very different from other, more conventional techniques.
The body is the coarsest aspect of the mind and the easiest to train. If your posture is relaxed yet upright, this influences the mind to become the same. Correct posture is the basis of mindfulness baltimore and is very important to successful meditation. Whether sitting on a chair or on the floor with crossed legs, sit with your spine and neck upright. To keep your neck straight you can tuck the chin in very slightly. If your spine is not erect, this will influence the mind negatively so your mind will tend to wander and you may fall asleep.
Exercise 1: Do your deep breathing while lightly and rapidly rubbing your palms together. After a few minutes continue deep breathing and put your palms an inch apart, facing each other as though you were holding a large lump of clay. As you breathe in let your palms naturally separate and as you breathe out bring them together. Focus on your deep breathing and on energy travelling around your body. Start to feel a ‘pressure’ between your palms.
Try this for now. Just allowing breathing to happen and allow feeling to happen. You should not describe the sensations, analyze them or think about them in any way. Just allow them while remaining resting in this moment.
Likewise, a brief meditation in the evening, or at the end of your work-day, helps you re-balance from the rigors of the day. Over the course of a day, these demands (work, school, family responsibilities, etc.) can gradually draw us out of balance and out of our “center.” A brief meditation helps you recover this balance and re-center. It also gives your mind, body, and emotions a healthy interval for some much-needed rest.
Some people burn incense and do chants. What ever you do to get your mind and body in harmony, it is more about slowing down and allowing your mind to just be. Today’s world is fast paced and hectic. There is never enough time to do all the things that are packed into one’s life.
Meditation techniques for beginners say the mind but the body must relax in order for meditation to work properly. First, the body must be comfortable. Some people like to sit on a pillow on the floor while others prefer to lay on a mat. The important thing to remember about the body during meditation is that it should not be the focal point of the exercise. To this end make sure that the room is neither too warm nor too cool and neither too sunny nor too dimly lit. The room must be totally free from distractions.
While meditation works for many individuals, the effects of this vary among each individual. Each person must just have to believe in what they are doing and have faith that it will do them good.