Meditation & Mantra

Meditation Practice

Meditating in a seated position.

A daily meditation practice is ideal to soothe our mind and promote self-healing. The goal is to reach a silent state of consciousness. We can enter through mantra (silently repeating or singing a phrase) or from the gap in between our thoughts. Wordless background music can help. Try practicing meditation with eyes softly closed, sitting up straight, shoulders relaxing back and palms facing up. Inhale and exhale through the nose– an easy equal breath. Remain still, yet alert. Try meditating for 5 – 20 minutes, preferably after some yoga postures or exercise to reduce fidgeting or discomfort. A timer can help signal the end of a session. Here are some tools to help with your meditation practice.

Mantra

A mantra is a word or short phrase that is repeated silently or aloud as a form of meditation. This word or phrase can be a positive affirmation, a special word or a prayer in any language you like.

Free Meditation & Mantra Resources

Benefits of Meditation

Meditation Practice with a Pet

Try meditating with your pet if he/she is willing or approaches you. You can breathe synchronously.

There are several scientific studies that prove the benefits of meditation, including:

Videos to Assist with Meditation

YouTube is a wonderful FREE resource for meditation. By searching for terms such as “meditation music,” “guided meditation,” “mantras,” etc. you can find numerous videos of various lengths to assist you in your meditation practice. Visit my Videos page for samples.

 

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