Tips for meditation
First of all, you need to know that focusing your mind is a lot easier said than done. It may be simple enough to empty your mind of thoughts but to prevent them from coming in is a lot harder than you’d expect. Here are a few tips that might help you get started:
» Practice in a clean, quiet place.
» Make sure that you are comfortable, from the clothes you wear to the way you position yourself.
» Warm up and stretch a little bit by doing some Asanas. Doing some Pranayama is also advisable.
» Empty your mind of all thoughts.
» Now here’s the hard part: prevent other thoughts from coming into your mind. To do this, it might help to concentrate on a single object such as a candle. Look at the candle and just focus on it. As some would say, be one with the flame. This will take a considerable amount of practice to master, so be patient.
» Once your mind is finally clear of thought, you will feel calm yet aware; a feeling that most experts say cannot be described by words. Only experiencing it will give you a clear idea of how it feels.