Methods of Relaxation
You can will your muscles to a calm state by taking deep breathes and focusing your mind on a specific muscle or group of muscles in order to relax those muscles. If you find you have excessive energy prior to meditation you can spend it through Taiji/Tai Chior through some simple stretching. I am not going to get into energy storage or the Tan tien at this time as I don't want you to feel complicated.
Instead, I advise you to allow yourself to feel washed from the flow of energy. Rub your brow, rub the fleshy portion just between the lip and nose and just under the lip and chin counterclockwise then clockwise. The most important thing to remember is to breathe and as often as you can take in deep breathes that expand your lungs yet not to the point of having to halt the in breathe because your lungs are so engorged with air. Slowly releasing the breathe through barely open lips collapsing the lungs upper chest and back and then diaphragm will release tensions of the body and anxieties of the mind.
Meditation Meditation is simply a means of gaining a conscious contact with the God of your understanding. In meditation the initial goal is to assert your ability to have a clean and free mind. What I mean by this is that as you sit or stand or move in meditation there will be no thought no forcing of thought and no rejecting of thought. Meditation has no religion anyone can meditate. I would prescribe it at any age and any stage of life. This Practice is not as hard as you may think and the only reason it would become hard is if you think. Think of doing of right always thinking on your superiority for doing meditation, thinking on the day's events(should be saved for before bed, etc. Any efforts made toward achieving a state of serenity are going to be rewarded; so long as you endeavor to be involved. Suggestions for meditation are to choose a daily time to meditate. The Prime times to do this are sunrise and sunset yet at this time you may find you will not get out of bed early enough to meditate.
The discipline of doing meditation at those times will grow as you continue to engage in the practices. Relaxation and your levels of attaining a relaxed physical state will directly affect your abilities to meditate. Due to the tensions you hold in your muscles you are restricting you flow of breathe and chi (life energy). These restrictions will hinder your mental stillness. Drinking sugared, caffeinated, or carbonated drinks prior to meditation will also cause you grief. Try to not eat at least 45 minutes prior to meditation so that you will not be disturbed by gas, and bodily function. though as your sit times grow you will come to learn the proper way to release your self in practice- NEVER HOLD IT- holding urine breaks down your kidneys ability to expel waste among other things and holding gas is cause of polyps as well as pain; among other things.
As you sit to meditate until you are strong enough just sit back against the wall without pressing against the wall. (Starting an exercise program won't hurt -if you aren't engaging your body with exercise.) Your chin should be slightly tucked toward the chest and the top of your head will feel as though it is dangling from a string. Shoulders are relaxed and at your sides, elbows about an eggs width from your torso and put your legs in a position that is most comfortable for you at this time. Pull out each Butt cheek while leaning in the opposite direction; This will allow comfort in sitting and slow any numbness and remove blockage in chi flow. If you feel pressure on your rectum or sacral bones/region First stop pressing down with your organs and breath in rock to Right side to Exhale and glide torso left side 4 times(without lifting butt) then front and back 4 times to avoid hemmoroids, constipation, and reduce any sexual arousal (at this time sexual energy will only distract you - and yes I know it feels good)
There is no competition in meditation sitting…Begin with 10 minutes a day at the same time and allow room for expanding that time. When a thought arises and you become aware of it – LABEL it thinking. A bird chirping – LABEL it bird. A Bus going by – Label is bus… Allow these distractions to fall away from your consciousness – let the stillness between the distractions be the attractive point of mental capacity and you will gain more stillness in the mind. This along with most other posts are copywritten - please contact me for permission of use. especially with mediation..the teacher is spiritually responsible for giving bad info and teaching poorly. By altering my words for your gain you can hurt someone. Please just ask me?
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