Category Archives for "Meditation and benefits"

Practicing Mindfulness Meditation in Daily Life

“What Is This Life If, Full Of Care,We Have No Time To Stand And Stare”….these famous words of a poet always echoes in the minds of the modern man, whether he may be an executive, college student, industrialist or businessman, every modern man requires a solution from his hectic daily schedule.

How can he calm his mind? The only solution lies in practicing mindfulness meditation in daily life. Continue reading

Creating a Good Atmosphere for Meditation

If you want to get some good ideas for making a meditation room in your home or for creating a meditation space, then you have reached the right place.

I will share with you some tips here on how to make a particular area conducive to a deep and effective meditation

The biggest challenge to meditation practitioners is to maintain the present moment awareness so that they could frequently be able to stop the continuous thought current in order to reach the higher levels of meditation. If the place that you have chosen for your practice is not appropriate then you might find it very difficult to stay focused, this is why creating a good atmosphere for meditation is very essential.

There are many direct and indirect factors that decide whether a place is favorable for you to be able to detach yourself from the noises inside your head or not. Continue reading

Why Ancient Yogis Used to Meditate in the Cremation Grounds?

There are a few places around which a person would not like to go unless they lose someone dear to them. Yes, I am talking about places like cemeteries or cremation grounds.

To my surprise, I found out that the ancient Indian yogis preferred meditating on cremation grounds and some of them still follow this practice.

They were neither insane and nor ghost whisperers, such yogis are also known as the “Aghoris” and there are so many myths associated with them that they perform occult practices there.

In reality, this practice is associated with freedom for them, they use the energy of cremation grounds to realize the truth.

By meditating on these grounds, they sought enlightenment using the atmosphere that had the vibrations which further led them to deep thoughtlessness and dispassion.

A true “Aghori” is hard to find these days because people are now aware that meditation is possible wherever they are and moreover some people have misused the concept of Aghoris for their personal materialistic gains. Unlike earlier, today we have so many better ways to achieve inner peace but these ancient stories of real Aghoris are still interesting.

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Mirror Tratak or the Mirror Gazing Meditation Method

Many people would have hardly heard that mirrors could also be used for meditation, in this post we will see one such unique practice that is considered as a very powerful tool for the spiritual growth.

I have discussed earlier about tratak (the gazing meditation) and one of its forms known as tratak on a black dot, this method is another variation of the same.

Since tratak meditations requires you to keep your eyes fixed on an external object for a long time, so I would strongly suggest you to be careful and do it only if you are comfortable with it.

If possible, then please find a mentor or master since this way it would be safe and you will be able know where you are and where are you going with this whole process. Continue reading

Practicing Yogic Sleep – You Can Meditate Lying Down!

If you have a back pain or if you find it hard to sit and meditate then I have got a meditation method for you which you can perform lying on your back, I will reveal it in this post only if you promise that you won’t fall asleep while doing it because I have ended up sleeping many times while doing Yog Nidra.

Yogic Sleep or Yog Nidra not only rejuvenates the body but, it also calms down the mind and prepares an individual for the rest of their day.

It is very easy but, do not make a mistake of thinking that it is not powerful just because of the simplicity, it is an ancient very powerful meditation practiced by Indian Yogis and Buddhist Monks.

For practicing yogic sleep, it is not at all required that you must have been familiar with meditation or yoga before. Continue reading

Tratak on a Black Dot

In this post, I will show you the steps to perform Bindu Tratak (Gazing on a black dot) meditation which is very helpful for improving concentration.

I have already discussed Mirror Tratak and Candle Tratak, and here we will see how to meditate on a small black dot drawn on a sheet and use it as an instrument to achieve better control over thoughts.

Initial Preparations

Choosing a fixed place and time for this meditation is very imperative.(you can get some good ideas for this purpose in the post Creating a Good Atmosphere for Meditation.

Select a place where you get positive feelings and make sure that one will disturb you while doing this meditation.

Draw a black dot on a blank sheet, keep the diameter of the dot about 4-6cm and then stick it on the wall in a way that the dot gets positioned right in front of your eyes when you sit to meditate. Continue reading

What Is the Difference between Self Hypnosis and Meditation?

This is a common doubt in the minds of people interested in soul searching as a lot of misconceptions exists about meditation and self-hypnosis.

Many people believe that there is no difference between self-hypnosis and meditation because in both the processes you actually focus towards the vast inner world of yours.

However, there is only a single difference between them that really makes them two entirely different processes. Continue reading

Tratak Meditation Method

Tratak meditation method is one very powerful ancient practice that can help a person to make some very significant spiritual progress.

People also call it fixed gazing meditation because this technique is all about fixing your eye and focus on external objects so that you could use it as an instrument to become more aware of your mind activities.

This meditation requires you to be persistent with your efforts for a very long time before you expect to see any significant change in yourself. Continue reading