Meditation - Relaxation - Guided Meditation Videos - Meditation Music
I have been asked many times over the years "What is the best way to meditate?" .... "how to meditate?" ... "How long should a meditation be?" .... "Is it better to meditate with music?" ..... "Is guided meditation a better way to begin a meditation regime?"..... "Is it better to learn to meditate in a group, alone or in a Church?" ..... "I have tried to meditate but my mind doesn't switch off with all the events of the day" ..... "How can I clear negative thoughts and energies so I can meditate?" ..... and so on......
Whether you’re just beginning a meditation regime or have been meditating for years, we need to realise as it is with all we do in life we have options and choices; it is to be our individual aim to find what suits us as an individual. So with that thought in mind we can begin to explore what options are available, remembering of course that as we develop our individual meditation / relaxation regime we may move through the various options we have available to us.
Some find it difficult to learn meditation on their own so joining a meditation group or attending your local spiritualist church would be a good starting point until you gain knowledge of meditation techniques and feel comfortable to meditate on your own.
Some prefer to meditate in complete silence and allow their thoughts be guided by their inner self; some will prefer to have calming music playing in the background and allow the vibrations of the music to guide them; others will prefer to be guided through their meditation by the spoken word.
Remember there is no right or wrong way to meditate, it is individual choice and that which you are comfortable with and gain benefit from.
There are many excellent books, DVD's and websites that cover the subject of meditation in great detail, what my aim is here is to provide you with some basics and suggestions from my own personal experiences that may assist the 'new beginner' and possibly those who are experienced with meditation.
Firstly we need to ask ourselves "Why do we want to meditate?" Some may feel this is a silly question to ask, however let me assure you it is not as silly as it may sound. We all seek to meditate for many various reasons, such as to release / reduce stress, health issues / illness, the passing of a loved one, difficult life situations, to find inner peace, spiritual fulfillment, for relaxation, low self esteem, sleeping disorders, anxiety, depression and the list goes on. If you are unable to attend meditation classes or group meditation, or prefer to learn on your own remember there are many wonderful meditations available either in books, DVD's, CD's or online websites that are specifically aligned to the reason you have chosen to learn or to expand your meditation regime.
Okay so you have determined the reason you want to meditate and whether you will join a group or meditate on your own. Next step is to prepare for your meditation, that is, preferably select a regular time and place for you to meditate every day if possible. My initial introduction to meditation was at Centre Christian Spiritualist Church in 1982; I would attend meditation classes at least twice every week and when I ventured to meditate at home I found the best time for me to do regular meditation was when children / family had gone to bed and asleep, this allowed me to meditate uninterrupted in peace and quietness and gain the most benefit from my meditation. Many will meditate when they first awake as this is when most are more relaxed and able to meditate more effectively, plus it provides an excellent start and grounding for the day ahead. Please do not be put off if you can only manage a couple of times a week to meditate .... better to meditate twice a week than not at all.
So now you need to select a quiet area devoid of external noise and distraction, an area where you feel relaxed and at ease - keep in mind the more peaceful your immediate environment is, the easier it will be for you to relax and meditate. I personally find what works for me best is sitting in a comfortable chair with my feet flat on the floor and hands resting on my lap - this allows me to sit up straight and having good posture whilst meditating. If you are more comfortable lying on your back on a bed that is okay – I have tried doing meditation lying on the bed, but I fall asleep every time, therefore I do not get the full benefit of meditating. Another thing I do prior to meditation is play soothing and gentle music to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, I also light a candle. I have learnt over time by lighting a candle and playing soothing music prior to meditation and at times during meditation, not only relaxes me but attracts beautiful spirit guides and loved ones from the higher spheres of light, love and wisdom.
For those just beginning a meditation regime I suggest you start with 5-10 minute sessions for the first couple of weeks, gradually increasing your meditation to 30 minutes, or a bit longer if time permits.
As I am a Christian Spiritualist I always say a little prayer asking God for His white band of light love and protection to surround my family and myself, our home and the grounds on which our home stands allowing only those who come with Gods Divine blessings and love to be with me, asking for my guides and loved ones to come forth in peace with knowledge and wisdom. I also have an open Bible in the area I am meditating in.
Listed below are some of the DO's and DONT'S when it comes to achieving positive and successful outcomes with your meditation.
DO’s: *Determine why you are meditating. *Create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. *Sit in a comfortable chair with your feet firmly on the floor keeping your back straight to allow the energies to flow freely. *If you prefer to lie on a bed please remember to lay on your back allowing the energies to flow. *Wear comfortable clothing *If you are meditating on your own have a timer set so you know when it is time to come out of your meditation. *Clear your mind of clutter and the events of the day; endeavour to have a still quiet mind. *Calm your mind through breathing techniques. *Before you commence meditation remember to ground yourself. Three videos that will help the beginners with grounding techniques - ‘Trust in Life’ or ‘Tree of Life’ or ‘Cleanse and Activate Chakra’s’ *Eliminate all distractions, eg: Turn off mobile phones. *Be patient. *Always give thanks for what is given in your meditation. *Enjoy all the benefits of your meditation.
DONT’s: *Don’t judge your meditation or compare to others, we are all unique individual souls, we will all have varying outcomes. *Don’t meditate if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. *Don’t expect too much when you first begin meditating. *Don’t meditate on a full stomach. *Don’t worry if at first your thoughts wander, just allow your thoughts to come and go whilst bringing your attention back to your breathing. *Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and methods of meditation.
Please keep in mind once you establish a regular routine with your meditations, you will know what works best for you....the art of meditation can be learned and achieved by everyone. Meditation has many health benefits, including ability to help you fight stress, anxiety, depression and pain. It helps in relaxing the body and mind, to have a restful sleep, to cope with the pressures of every day life, you feel more energetic, more connected, more rested, more alert and at peace within.
We are very fortunate in these modern days of technology and the internet to have a massive library of meditation material, music and videos available to view, read and listen to for assisting in learning the art of meditation and relaxation. Be sure to check out the mountains of helpful resources available on the internet or your local library and remember it is possible through meditation to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual changes that enrich not only ourselves but all whom we come in contact with.
Below is a very small selection of videos that I hope you will find useful in your journey of enlightenment through meditation.
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YellowBrickCinema’s deep sleep music videos have been specifically composed to relax mind and body, and are suitable for babies, children, teens, and adults who need slow, beautiful, soft, soothing music to assist them to fall asleep, or to combat insomnia. See them as a form of sleep meditation or sleep hypnosis gently easing you into that wonderful relaxing world of healing sleep.
Cleanse and activate your 7 Chakras in 20 minutes leaving you feeling ener-gized and recharged.
Perfect for those who want a routine cleanse to revilalise for the day or recharge their energy when depleted.
Tree Of Life Spoken Guided Meditation for Grounding and relaxation
A short 10 minute DEEP grounding relaxation guided meditation with theta binaural beats. This meditation is perfect to do before bed time or upon awakening. Twice per day is a great idea to listen to this healing meditation. (headphones are recommended!)
This guided meditation will aid in your minds ability to "Let Go" of the thoughts that are not serving you. With practice and repetition you can train your mind to automatically let go of the thoughts that upset you, or cause you to feel anxiety or unbalanced. It is recommended that you listen to this meditation once a day for several weeks.
Powerful positive affirmations. Repeating positive Affirmations is very useful in “rewiring” your brain to focus on what is good in your life instead of being stuck in a worry loop of what is not so great. Listening to this audio will begin to program your mind with more positivity and inner peace in your everyday life and cleanse and remove the negativity. The more you listen the more deeper these statments/Affirmations will sink into your subconscious and become more true for you.
A Meditation for Stress Relief and Anxiety
A beautiful guided meditation for stress relief and to help ease anxiety. With beautiful music from Dr Christopher Lloyd Clarke, this meditation is sure to have your stress melting away in no time at all.
Calm your mind & connect to your spirit guides In this relaxing meditation by Tracy Sharman, tutor & medium at Talking Spirit you will learn techniques to connect with your spirit guides.
Trust in Life - A guided grounding meditation by Lisa Whatley
This guided meditation takes you on a journey through a forest where you will root yourself into the core of mother earth which allows you to become fully grounded so you can trust in life and bring about a new found joy into your life along with a greater self confidence.
GUIDED MEDITATION - Blissful Inner Peace
This gentle guided meditation will ease you into a state of blissfully deep relaxation where you will experience inner peace.