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5 Reasons Why You Might Be Feeling Tired after Meditation

You actually don’t need to worry if you are feeling tired after meditation, many times people drift off while meditating and a momentary lethargy is perfectly alright when you have tried to sit in silence for a while.

The truth is that often people don’t know that they are tired as their mind is too active to discern it and when they give all those thoughts a pause, their body might get the essential attention from them, that perhaps could seem like a tiredness that wasn’t there before.

People who are new to spiritual practices worry a lot when they feel like taking a nap after meditation because that might seem like a counterproductive thing since many books and people emphasize that meditation should make you feel more energetic.

That’s true, meditation does make you feel more energetic and active as a person, but it is not an immediate effect.

What meditation does is that it calms down your mind chatter and due to that you may realize a need to take some rest. The tiredness here is not something caused by meditation, you just gain the awareness of what your body is trying to communicate. Continue reading

How to Heal Your Aura Using a Simple 5 Step Method

In this post, I am going to share a simple 5 step method on how to heal your aura daily at home so that you could start your day with fresh energy or use it at the end of your day to clear your aura from the negative energies that you might have picked up from your surroundings.

You must take care of your energy just like you take care of your health, when you will keep yourself emotionally healthy you will take insightful actions that can lead to the manifestation of your desires.

During our day a lot of things happen that leaves behind certain types of imprints in our energy, in other words, a lot of factors causes various types of negative thought process to get activated in our mind. You need to use methods like the present moment awareness to stay alert and safeguard yourself from the effects of the negative emotional states of others, there are also people in the society who can greatly influence your mindstate with their negative perspective, such people are also called as the energy vampires.

Many times situations can also be responsible for causing us to think stressful thoughts, every day we encounter people and situations that fill our energy with elements that are devoid of love, such patterns can stick to you and energize itself by attracting more of such situations. Continue reading

Meditation to Clear the Mind – Making Inspired Decisions

In this post, I will be sharing with you a simple meditation to clear the mind so that you could make inspired decisions that come from your higher self. You can be at total peace even when your life is moving too fast, people tend to think that it is impossible to be peaceful inside when a lot of things is happening in their life.

The reason why we lose the peace of our mind is that we get too much attached with the things in our life, although we all know this yet our mind has a tendency to forget this truth and we begin to derive our identities from the very things that we have gained for our comfort. Isn’t it really stupid that we lose our peace of mind because of the things that we have acquired in order to be happy? Yet we all do it unknowingly.

You may be living your dream life or struggling to make your life better, there are things that often take up all your energy because you are always thinking about it.

People say if you are passionate about something you should just keep on doing it, but what do you think will happen if a painter keeps on painting all day long? or If a cook is always in the kitchen? This world has seen a lot of people who have become obsessed with their passion to the extent that it either ended their life or ruined all the other aspects of their life.

It is great to be immersed in something so much that your mind is not engaged in unwanted thinking anymore, but when you do not have the essential balance in life, things can go wrong. Doing what you love and doing something with the fear of losing what you have are two different things, one needs to understand this in order to be peaceful.

Meditation helps you to detach yourself from getting too much involved in something so that you can also focus on the other important stuff in your life that needs your attention. Continue reading

8 Reasons Why Mindfulness Doesn’t Work for Most People

Today I will be talking about a few reasons due to which mindfulness doesn’t work for a lot of people. In the past few posts I have been talking about mindfulness and since I am well aware that many people find it impossible to make use of this method, here I will be making a list of the common hindrances that one may find in this path which makes people think that they cannot practice this form of meditation.

I have been practicing mindfulness from a very long time and I have been writing posts on it since the beginning of this blog. I have discovered that there are a lot of mental barriers which makes it difficult for us to practice this technique and I have received many emails from my readers which gave me a better idea about why many people fail to make proper use of the mindfulness exercises. Continue reading

4 Quick Mindfulness Techniques for Busy People

Today we are going to discuss 4 quick mindfulness techniques that you can use anytime you want to free up your mind from the unwanted stress caused by negative thoughts and emotions.

Mindfulness meditation has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years but people still have a lot of misconception about it. Contrary to what a lot of people believe, mindfulness is not a difficult thing that you will have to learn from a master but it is something that you can practice on your own at your home without the need of any guidance.

Practicing mindfulness whenever you get time during the day has numerous benefits on your psychological as well as physical health. It can provide you with the peace of mind that is essential for the healthy functioning of your brain. A small break from the incessant flow of thoughts will enable you to gain more control over your thoughts and emotions so that you can work more efficiently.

Since it is not possible for everyone to sit and meditate for hours, here I am going to give you 4 quick mindfulness exercises that you can use anywhere anytime. Continue reading

One Awesome Mind Hack for Better Concentration – Smart Focus Trick

Do you also start yawning like me when you are about to read a book? Is it hard for you to concentrate when you are in the most need to focus on something? If yes, then I think the method for achieving a good degree of concentration on any specific work at hand that I am about to share here will solve your problem.

But first I will like to warn, this method is not for kids because it needs a certain level of maturity to understand this thing, if you are a parent then you may definitely create something of your own to help your kids from what you take from this content.

See, it has always been very difficult for me to concentrate, leave alone the high school days and the college days, even now when I pick an important work especially which involves “learning by reading”, my mind becomes my biggest enemy and finds the best possible ways to distract me. Continue reading

Time Travel Meditation – Releasing Negative Memories

I have been doing a very interesting time travel meditation in the past few days which has me helped a lot to clear any kind of negative feelings that I still have in my inner world about any particular phase of my life from the past.Releasing a Negative Memory

This is much similar to the holographic memory release technique, but since I have learned another way of releasing negative energies, I came up with this method which I found is perfect for me.

It allows one to detach themselves from all the thoughts caused by a past event which is still one of the main reasons for their problems in any particular area of their life.

This meditation includes various exercises I have learned from different materials, it can even match to any other practice used by people but all I want to say is that this one is really powerful because, in a way, it changes you since you are letting your past burdens go by doing this.

Traveling Time Through Mind

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Altered States of Consciousness – Meditation vs. Other Ways

What I am going to tell you in this post about the altered states of consciousness is based on my own experiences and learning, through this article, I really want to debunk various myths associated with meditation because often people with less knowledge about it believe that it is just another way to escape the reality.

Before talking about how meditation works, I want to answer a basic question.

What Is Altered States of Consciousness?

Let us consider this particular moment; if you are able to perceive your environment with total awareness then you are fully conscious.

But during our day we often go through phases where we are not fully awake, it could be when you are daydreaming, obsessed with a particular thought, immersed in your favorite music, etc.

In all the above-mentioned activities we are experiencing a different mind state than the normal fully awake state, so it could be said that your consciousness varied during those times.

Now, those were just a slight variation of mind state which we all experience frequently. The degree to which we perceive things properly using our 5 senses decides the quality of our consciousness.

Sleeping is a highly altered state of consciousness because when we are asleep we are least aware of the sensory information, that doesn’t always mean that we are not having any experience during that state because we do dream while sleeping.

So, one easy way to know if your consciousness is altered is to check if you are able to properly perceive your surroundings using your five senses, if you doubt it even a little then there are high chances that your consciousness might have altered.

Escaping the Reality

It is true that many people become too obsessed with the things/method that alters their state of consciousness because it helps them to experience the world in a different way from normal (often in an exalted manner).

Use of psychedelics is the most popular way for doing this. In fact, there indeed is a big reason why people get so attracted to these drugs and it is none other than to escape reality.

There are also many other good/bad methods they use for doing this like hypnosis, binaural beats, alcohol and a lot more other stuff that enables them to mess up with their mind’s normal working which temporarily helps them to run away from reality.

Meditation

Meditation is a totally different process from what I have discussed above because rather than making you escape reality it shows you the true nature of everything. The alerted state of consciousness that one experiences during deep meditations often help one to have profound insights that could be life changing.

See, whenever a person uses the other methods he gets to an altered consciousness state and then comes back with dissatisfaction. He craves for those experiences over and over because that gives him a temporary relief from his life issues.

On the other hand, when a person meditates, he wakes up with a satisfaction and he becomes more alert than before, sometimes this shift in perception leads to the end of his miseries.

Unlike the trance states that many other methods assure, it is not necessary that you will have that type of intense experiences with meditation, but with regular practice, you will definitely be able to improve your mind states to a great extent.

I would recommend you insight meditation as I have practiced it for a long time and it has helped me immensely to reach deep relaxed mind states.

 

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Yoni Mudra Method, Meditation and Benefits

Yoni is a Sanskrit word which means uterus/womb, this mudra got the name Yoni Mudra because it makes the practitioner detached from the worldly issues like a baby in its mother’s womb.

This practice is also known by the names Bhramari pranayama and Shanmukhi mudra. Bhramari means bumble bee and it is so named since during this process, you make a gentle humming sound like a bee.

If you will practice this simple mudra regularly you will be able to protect your energy from other people’s energies and your mind will remain unaffected from the power games and emotional dramas in which others are usually involved.

Steps to Perform Yoni Mudra Method

  • Sit in a peaceful comfortable place in the lotus posture.
  • Keep your back and head straight. (You can also use a floor chair)
  • Close your ears by applying pressure with your thumbs.
  • Place your index fingers on your eyes.
  • Apply light pressure on your nostrils using your middle fingers.
  • Place your ring fingers above your upper lips and little fingers below your lower lips.

The Yoni Mudra Meditation: –

Once you have followed the above steps, practice this meditation exercise to increase the benefits of this yogic posture: –

  • Take a deep breath in and close your nostrils by pressing it with your middle fingers.
  • Pause for a few moments, release the pressure slightly by keeping the nostrils half closed and exhale gradually by making a humming sound,
  • Doing this must vibrate the different parts of your face, especially where you have kept your fingers.
  • Once you have exhaled wait for sometime before breathing in again, during this period stay completely alert and observe all the sensations and feelings in your body.

Yoni Mudra Benefits: –

  • It calms down your mind and helps you to achieve greater inner peace.
  • Balances the activities of right and left hemispheres of your brain.
  • Shields your energy from others.
  • Gives a break to your sense organs.
  • Makes you energized and rejuvenated.
  • A good tool for dealing with various mind related problems like anxiety, stress, anger, depression, etc.
  • Very helpful in enhancing the effects of meditation since one can achieve more focus using this mudra.

Tips

  • Brahmamuhurtha, the early morning time is best for doing this mudra and meditation.
  • Prefer to keep a time gap of at least 3 hours after eating.
  • Yoni mudra is very helpful when it is done with other yogic exercises.
  • Do not make a loud humming noise, but also do it in a way that it generates the vibration.

 

Here is a video I found on YouTube that demonstrates this whole process nicely: –

 

I hope you enjoyed this post, I recommended the book “Anantomy of Hatha Yoga” if you want to gain a deeper understanding of Hatha yoga (Mudra methods).

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Insight Meditation-How to Do Vipassana Meditation?

This post will inform you how to do vipassana meditation and what it is in simple words.

The vipassana meditation is probably the most famous meditation practice because it is believed that it was taught by Buddha.

Since it has been existing for more than thousands years, this practice is the basis of many other Buddhist meditation techniques.

Insight Meditation

This technique is also called as the insight meditation because the aim of this method is to make you see things “as they are”.

By saying “as they are” I am referring to the purest form of any entity that you observe.

Buddha already knew what we are discovering nowadays that all our sense of reality is based on the information received by our mind when it was getting developed.

In other words, our perception of reality is completely dependent on the beliefs, concepts and ideas present in our subconscious mind.

So, what we think as “reality” is created by our minds by filtering the actual information that is received by our senses and that’s why every person’s experience of a same event varies.

The purpose of this technique is to make us realize that our pleasure and pain is not created by what happens in our lives instead it is the result of our reactions towards it.

These reactions are spontaneous which arises from the beliefs present in our subconscious mind so, we don’t have any direct control over it, and in fact we are not even aware when it happens.

Being observant of the body sensations allows us to break through the walls created by our minds and to see the world without “judgments”. It is said that when a person learns to see (perceive) the existence in its purest form he stops creating suffering

What Are the Benefits of Vipassana Meditation Technique?

We all are unconsciously carrying the baggage of miseries created by our pasts and that blocks us from experiencing the inner peace.

When a person practices vipassana meditation all the emotions that he has suppressed comes into his attention and thus gives him an opportunity to release it.

Unconditional love, joy and peace can be achieved using this ancient practice.

Steps to Perform Vipassana Meditation

I would strongly advise you to attend the proper vipassana retreats which makes you to go through 10 hour meditation session everyday day for 10 continuous days, it actually allows you to experience the peace which you would have never felt before.

-Sit in cross legged position (lotus posture), if you have trouble sitting cross-legged then you can prefer to sit in a chair but make sure to keep your spine erect.

-Observe your natural breathing pattern without making any conscious effort to breathe. (You don’t have to regulate your breathing like in the various breathing meditations)

-Place your attention on any physical effect that is produced by the breathing activity, most commonly belly’s raising and falling is chosen for this purpose.

-Once you start to observe your belly’s action while breathing you will find your mind wandering every now and then, whenever this happens just label your mind activity and then continue with the meditation.

For instance, if you find yourself imagining something label it “imagining” and then bring your focus back to the sensations produced by breathing in your body.

-Final step is to continue to practice this meditation in your day to day activities by observing the sensations produced in your body due to various activities, like the temperature/pressure your foot feels when it touches the floor while walking or the taste of different ingredients in your food etc.

The only way to achieve true inner peace is to become a consciously aware person and using this simple practice you can definitely learn to become more conscious.

After this practice your next right step could be practicing mindfulness in your various day to day activities, to know more on this check out my post – Simple Mindfulness Exercises for Beginners–Achieve More Inner Peace

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