“Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space.”– Sri Ravi Shankar
Meditation is becoming more famous nowadays. Many spiritual teachers say that today’s youth is becoming more spiritual than previous ones.
Because of the internet, we can access the wisdom of centuries in just a few minutes.
After the studies of modern science on meditation, people ran towards it.
Let’s start understanding meditation from the core.
Origin Of Meditation.
Most people think that Gautama Buddha created meditation. They are wrong because Buddha also learned meditation before his enlightenment.
Do you know from where the Buddha learned meditation?
India is the root of meditation. We all know that Hinduism is the oldest religion of our planet.
Many Purana’s of Hinduism claims meditation. In the time-space between 500-200 BCE when the “Yoga Sutra Of Patanjali” was compiled, Patanjali described the “Eight Limbs Of Yoga,”
One of those is meditation. Along with this, Bhagavad Gita also describes the philosophy of meditation and the practice of living Spiritual balance life.
Apart from this, there are many other Hindu scriptures that claim meditation before anyone else.
Buddha created his technique of doing meditation called “Satipatthana” after his enlightenment.
“Meditation” word derived from the Latin word “Meditatum,” which means “To Ponder.”
Although in Hindi, Meditation means “Dhyana,” which implies concentration or attention.
WAYS TO DO MEDITATION.
Many Hinduism meditation teachers say that if you want to do meditation, focus entirely on your breath. But today’s generation is making it complicated.
All aspects like visualization, listening to music can change the core of meditation.
The core value of meditation is to calm yourself down and control your mind, not to desire the worldly items anymore.
If you don’t want to make it complicated, focus on your breath. See how it’s going in and out.
Put your full attention on your breath. Remember that you are going in the wrong direction whenever a thought comes in your mind.
If it happens, again put your concentration on your breath. In this process, you will have many breakouts. This is the sign of how much scatter your brain is.
Why We Have To Watch Our Breath.
In meditation, they teach us to watch your breath. Trust me; it is one of the easiest ways to do the meditation, although there are many types of meditation.
When you start watching your breath, you automatically altering your attention on your breath. Eventually, your mind starts to become more apparent.
There is also a mythological fact about this,
Many meditation teachers say that your breath is directly linking to your mind (thoughts) and similarly, your mind is linking to your life-energy.
That’s why to calm you from inside, they teach to watch your breath.
Steps To Do Meditation.
Doing meditation is not difficult but it’s not easy either. That’s why we have listed all steps to perform meditation.
1. Sit In A Peaceful Environment And Stay Calm.
The first step that you have to do is to sit in a peaceful environment. Remember that, whenever you practice meditation, erect your backbone. Otherwise, you will start sleeping.
2. After This, Take 5 To 6 Deep Breaths With A Smile On Your Face.
It’s an optional step but it helps a lot. To warm up your mind or I say to remove negativity from your body, you should always do deep breathing before meditation.
3. Close Your Eyes And Stay Relaxed For Some Time And Observe The Environment Around You.
After deep breathing, close your eyes and prepare yourself to dive into meditation. Try to observe the environment around you. You can use an alarm or timer to measure the time.
4. Start Watching Your Breathe, Do Not Make An Effort To Control Your Breath.
Let it move freely and Just watch how it’s going “in” and “out”. Continue doing this for 15-20 minutes & see the change.
After this, open your eyes slowly.