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Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits

Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits

What is meditation?

Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits. Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment. And eventually, you may start to better understand them as well.

The process of refocusing the awareness from without to within.

Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its BenefitsMeditation is a technology that is used to redirect the awareness away from the sensory perception and activate the higher faculties of the human mind – perception, intuition, memory, will, imagination and reason.

It is an exercise that occurs without the mind directing the process. In physical exercise, the mind does not tell the muscles to get stronger; rather, the muscles are strengthened automatically by the exercise process. Likewise, in meditation, the results are achieved automatically, not by controlling the mind or any other mental manipulation, but by letting go of everything. The process of meditation goes beyond the mind to the deepest level of the inner Self.

By using various meditation practices, one can learn to train the monkey mind from jumping from one dimension to another. From present to past or future.

As meditation covers a wide range of dissimilar practices in different traditions, it sometimes creates confusion and is often used imprecisely, without knowing the exact type of meditation. It is the same thing as saying I practice sport. Sport can be considered going to the gym, doing cardio, doing weightlifting, cycling, swimming, and so on.

Meditation is the tool that supports the creative process in this material world and removes the stress that cannot be removed by putting the body at rest, by sleeping.

The oldest documented evidence of the practice of meditation is approximately 5000 to 3500 BCE, showing people seated in meditative postures with half-closed eyes.

In the ancient Hindu texts known as the Vedas, the first written evidence of any form of meditation was around 1500 BCE.

Our mind is the most complex mechanism in the universe. It is estimated that the brain contains 100 billion neurons.

Electrons have been placed on the head of advanced meditators to create the 3D image that shows how the neurons fire and wire throughout the different parts of the brain. Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits

Specific meditations have been observed to create whole-brain function, by engaging the right side of the brain – the side that is considered to be creative.

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As the brain works on frequencies, studies have shown that there are multiple levels named: Beta – the normal awake state, Alpha – the center of intelligence, Theta – the creative state of intelligence – lucid dreaming, vivid imagination, Delta – the deep sleep state and Gamma – the super-conscious state.

This tool allows the mind, by continuous training to change the frequency from the Beta state to Alpha, Theta, Delta, and for advanced meditators to Gamma. With time, the meditator learns the different aspects and attributes of every brain wave pattern and learns to tap into its potential.

As people want the best solution and the fastest one, for everything in their life, I will skip the many meditation practices and focus on Transcendental Meditation.

Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its BenefitsTranscendental means the change from one state to another. In this case, it is the change from duality to unity.

In the case of the ocean, when the observer looks at the ocean and sees the waves, they do not see the vastness and abundance of the depths of the ocean. On the surface, the ocean is wavy, dynamic, and loud. The deeper you go in the water, the more still and silent it is. No matter how big the storm is on the surface, at the bottom, there is complete silence.

Transcendental Meditation, a practice developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, has been used and highlighted by many renowned figures in the world. From The Beatles,  Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Dalio, and many more, everyone has highlighted the benefits of this technology.

Transcendental Meditation is the process for Total Knowledge unfoldment.

And Total Knowledge comes from the fields of Science and Technology of the Total Natural Law. The absolute law governs everything.

The 5 antennas, the 5 sensory devices that we all have: Hearing, Taste, See, Touch, Smell, are all directed towards the outside, for survival purposes. Therefore our awareness is pointed towards the outside.

Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits. All that is required for Total Knowledge unfoldment, is to move the awareness to the inside. The process is very simple, and it works irrevocably. If you are familiar with the spiritual side of life, you reduce the lives that you have to go through to learn from your mistakes. The karma.

And when you do that properly, you enter the operating system of your life where you can begin to make some really important changes.

Repeated experiences of transcendental meditation, cause transcendental consciousness, which in turn could lead to the permanent experience of higher states of consciousness, in which this experience of the unbounded field of existence during meditation is maintained in daily life.

Top 10 Meditation Tips

Tip 1. Don’t eat (anything preferably) for up to two hours before meditation

Energy is used for digestion. Inner systems are at work.

If light breakfast is taken, wait for at least an hour.

If a full meal is taken, wait for at least four hours.

Tip 2. Don’t drink alcohol

It decreases the brain’s ability to fire and wire new brain connections.

After drinking any liquid wait for half an hour before beginning the Asanas.

Tip 3.Change your nutrition habits.

Food is the fuel for the body. You can put petrol in a diesel car and it might run, but at a very limited capacity. Same as your body and brain, if you put low-quality fuel, you get low-quality results.

Tip 4. Can’t settle your mind down? Practice Yoga Asanas

Movement is the physical expression of thinking. If you are not thought how to control the mind, it’s much easier to control the movements of the body first. Thoughts will settle.

Tip 5. The subtle breath – Pranayama. 5 minutes before meditation

Pranayama is the ancient practice of breath control. Controlling the timing, duration, and frequency of every breath and hold. The goal of pranayama is to connect the body and mind. Start the process of being aware of the present moment by focusing on the breath. When the breath is held in pranayama, the mind cannot afford to jump at its accustomed external objects – monkey mind – past-present-future dimensions; thus the mind is at rest, so long as the breath is held. Since all attention is being turned on the breath and its regulation, other interests are lost.

Tip 6. Straight position, but no strain or discomfort

The life-force energy that flows through the chakras is called “Prana” in Sanskrit; it’s called “Chi” as in “Tai chi” in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and in Japanese, it’s “Qi” as in “Qigong.”

As the channels of energy in the body are located along the spine, it is important to keep a straight posture whenever you are meditating. The chakras or the energy centers of the body must be aligned to experience ultimate states of consciousness. You may feel during meditation that the energy starts flowing from the base of the spine, or the root chakra, and goes up through the spine and above your head, to the crown chakra.

Another aspect of this position is that you are not conditioned, or programmed, to fall asleep in this position. If you, however, are lying down, when you close your eyes, you are programmed so that when the attention closes from the outside and focuses on the inside, you may go with the inertia of sleep and lose consciousness. At that point, there is less benefit for you to experience meditation. You have slipped into another state of consciousness, which is relative and not absolute.

Tip 7. No pets or kids in the room

Since the moment when humans were hunter-gatherers, we have conditioned our bodies to be acutely aware of any movement or noises that surround us. As such, any sounds or movements keep the unconscious mind in a state of alertness, enjoying the automatic flight or fight reactions of the mind. There is no letting go of the relative if you are still drawn to your sense, grounded.

Tip 8. Best time to meditate

Meditation is best practiced approximately one hour from the moment you wake up, and in the evenings, around 6-7 pm. The reason for these hours is that, in the morning, if you go into meditation straight after you wake up, you may experience loss of consciousness by falling asleep while meditating. The same principle applies if you try to meditate just before going to sleep. It is ideal that your consciousness is at a waking state and not in-between relative states of consciousness.

Tip 9. Keep practicing meditation daily to improve

Meditation has been shown to have mental benefits, such as improved focus, happiness, memory, self-control, academic performance, and more. Some research on meditation has indicated that it may have other health benefits, including improved metabolism, heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and more.

Tip 10. Book two slots in your calendar. Morning and evening

Remember Sir Eisac Newton’s law A body at rest tends to stay at rest until an external force acts upon it.

Another way said, a body in motion, tends to stay in motion until an external force stops it.

Benefits of Meditation, Top 10 Meditation Tips, and Its Benefits

1. Relief of stress, worry, anxiety, and strain

Stress, according to scientists is the root cause of almost all the other mind-body ailments and dysfunctions! The body has an automatic process that supports the release of stress and strain, caused by daily activity. That automatic process is called sleep. However, there are cases where sleep is not enough to release deep-rooted stress. And here is where the technology called meditation is helpful.

Just as the practice of being present, meditation is a tool for the mind that alleviates naturally mind diseases that society has named stress, anxiety, worry, and strain.

These mind diseases are caused by an uncontrolled mind. Thinking about something that might happen in the future; something that one has conjugated in their mind, as a potential reality; or dwelling in the past, in sorrow, remorse or regret because an event in the past hasn’t happened the way one would have wanted.

By practicing meditation daily, one trains the mind to enjoy the infinite present moment and slowly eliminates all thought tension that has accumulated throughout the day or throughout an extended period of time.

2.Consciousness engineering

Another benefit of meditation is to provide awareness of the inner world. The second, infinite dimension of life. If the person has never practiced meditation, they are fully engaged in the material world, due to the sensory experience that the body gives to the receiver. Our sensors are used mostly for survival purposes. True knowledge and unlimited potential come from within. And that within can only be experienced by shutting the senses and focusing inwardly.

Most people are SLEEPING through their life. They only spend their consciousness in those substates – the sub-states of the material world. Read this article for an in-depth explanation of levels of consciousness and their attributes.

3 Bliss and happiness, Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits

If there is no stress, no strain, no thinking about the future or the past, and just exploring the present moment, one will experience bliss and happiness, just as the day comes after night. It is an absolute law.

The lack of worry, stress, and strain must be filled by another emotion. And that emotion is called happiness. Meditation is the mental technology that closes the unwanted processes and raises the thought vibration to a higher level.

As explained earlier in the article, with practice and time, the meditator will advance from one consciousness to another, experiencing more and more levels of pure bliss.

4.Health, Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits

Many researchers are studying the benefits of health – psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular benefits.

As confirmed by science, this state of alert restfulness created by TM, leads to a lower breathing rate, decreased stress hormone concentration, and increased brain coherence.

Same as the engine of a car, the brain and body require rest and maintenance in order to keep maximum efficiency. You do not work on the engine, to change the oil, while the engine is hot and the car is on the move. You first stop the car, let it cool down, and then you perform maintenance. Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits

As lowering blood pressure is often one of the main targets in heart disease prevention/treatment, then TM practice automatically provides a lower risk of heart disease.

From a neurological perspective, electroencephalography (EEG) – a brain monitoring device that tracks the electrical activity of all the areas of the brain, shows brain coherence. Non-meditators do not usually have whole-brain functioning – left hemisphere and right hemisphere working together. People are inclined to be of two categories – left-brain – logical, scientific or right brain – creative, artists. People practicing TM, experience brain coherence – the event where both hemispheres connect and associate information through the Corpus Callosum – a major pathway between sides, comprising over 200 million nerve fibers, permitting data transfer and aiding motor coordination of the left and the right sides.

5. Practicing being present

Through meditation, one understands that there is no past, present, or future. The only time available just is. Only during the present moment, all possibilities from the quantum realm exist. Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, and the other limbs of the Yogic system support the nervous system, activating muscles and then releasing them to ensure there is no stress in the system. Having done that, one can uncouple from the senses, releasing first the tension accumulated in the body, then releasing thinking processes about past or future and enjoying the present moment, in meditation.

6. Experience deep relaxation

There is a common belief that while sleeping, the brain rests and it refreshes itself. That is not the case. The consciousness slip and full control of the subconscious mind are what refreshes the body and give the feeling of freshness and energy. REM – Rapid Eye Movement process is one part of the sleep cycle in which our body goes through, to relieve stress, and transfer short-term memory to long-term memory. During sleep, the subconscious mind is more active than during the waking state.  However, if the person has never practiced deep meditation practices, it is like the car has never stopped since it started the journey on the highway. Therefore, the deep rest experienced during meditation is sometimes more profound and cooling, than an eight-hour sleep.

7. Improved focus and concentration

A settled mind is a focused mind. The opposite of focus and concentration is chaos. The monkey mind jumps from one thought flow to another, and cannot settle, to experience a creative flow of ideas, that seem to come from nowhere. Those creative ideas are the result of a disciplined mind that has opened a portal in the Unified Field and allowing the portal to be opened as the ideas are being downloaded in the mind of the individual.

As Andrew Carnegie said: “I can keep my mind focused on something for five minutes at a stretch.”. Considering that the average attention lifespan of an individual is 12 seconds, Andrew Carnegie was an expert ruler of his mind.

8. Raising collective consciousness/vibration

Scientific research found that in cities and towns all over the world whereas little as one percent of the population practices the Transcendental Meditation Technique, the trend of rising crime rate is reversed, indicating increasing order and harmony. Research scientists named this phenomenon of rising coherence in the collective consciousness of the whole society the Maharishi Effect.

The Maharishi Effect, like the phenomenon of the Meissner Effect in Physics, establishes the principle that individual consciousness affects collective consciousness. A universal principle in Nature is that internally coherent systems possess the ability to repel negative external influences, while incoherent systems are easily penetrated by disorder from outside. This principle of invincibility is clearly illustrated in the Meissner Effect, and in the functioning of a nation as the Maharishi Effect.

9. Learning to control the mind

Thought stabilization. Training the “monkey mind”.

With the practice of meditation, one will learn to differentiate thoughts that come from the limited mind, and thoughts that come from the absolute.

10. Enlightenment – unfolding things are hidden from view

ENLIGHTENMENT, or AWAKENING, is when people wake up from the state of the material world and enter the cosmic consciousness. It’s when the “ I am-ness” of life, that “Hey, it is me thinking in there”. That “I am telling my body what to do, what actions to take, how to move that muscle”.

Without this “consciousness”, life wouldn’t exist. Even if it would exist, we wouldn’t know that we’re living it. Because we would be asleep. We would have a robot running our life while we’re on the sofa, relaxing and enjoying a nice movie, and hope that our body will take the right actions ( to achieve our desires ) by itself.

But from what research says, what does it happen? Our body, being connected to the mind, enjoys the known.

Because it is easy. It is something that the body has done in the past. It’s something that doesn’t hurt or draws power/energy.

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But by jumping into the unknown, the body would have to ask the mind every time: “hey, what to do here? Please tell me!”. And by doing this, the body would “start waking” people up, over and over, for every “unknown” action.

The body is now getting out of the routine (known) and into the unknown. Which forces the mind to wake up!

Now, I’m not a priest or a monk. I’m an engineer with a passion for business and success. But this is what the Bible’s answer was:

(Romans 12:2) – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s.”

Albert Einstein said “Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, I am, in point of fact, religious.” Response to atheist Alfred Kerr in the winter of 1927, who after deriding ideas of God and religion at a dinner party in the home of the publisher Samuel Fischer, had queried him “I hear that you are supposed to be deeply religious” as quoted in The Diary of a Cosmopolitan (1971) by H. G. Kessler {https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein}

The more you meditate, the stronger you get. And the beautiful thing is that there is no limit to how much you can develop (compared to the material world, the spiritual world is infinite). Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits

Knowledge is unfolded in multiple steps. An individual can experience sudden blissful moments of higher conscious states, however, the process takes time and practice to comprehend and feel the subtitles between states.

According to Maharishi, there are 4 states of consciousness:

1. Relative Consciousness

-Sleeping consciousness

-Dreaming consciousness

-Waking consciousness

2. Transcendental Consciousness – the bridge.

3. Cosmic Consciousness

4. God Consciousness

5. Universal Consciousness

Now, how do you bridge the gap between the relative states of consciousness and the absolute state of consciousness? Through Transcendental meditation.

This is what people were looking for all along. This is what all the philosophers were getting to. How come the Egyptians had the notion of cells? They didn’t have microscopes. The idea is that no matter what you call the smaller and smaller “particles”, the “molecules”, the “cells”, the “quants”, the “quacks”, they all MUST come from something.

The state between manifest and unmanifest is done through Transcendental Meditation.

Bruce Lee said: “There are no limits. There are plateaus. But you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.” Top 10 Meditation Tips and Its Benefits

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