Hi and welcome to this section. In this section, we’re going to wrap up your learning. But first of all I want to congratulate you on your journey! You know you are in the top 95th percentile of dedicated individuals, dedicated students, who want to go on to create a successful meditation practise. And now my question to you is what is that relationship you have to the emotion of commitment?
Hi and welcome. Whenever your body and mind are comfortable you may start the timer and begin. The invitation is to simply notice what shows up for you. Take that observer you are and notice your thoughts. Just simply notice what’s going on for you right now. There is nothing to judge. There is nothing to take your attention. Just notice where you are and notice your thoughts. How are your thoughts?
In an earlier video we talked about what meditation was according to that traditional definition of yoga, to that aṣṭāṅga yoga. Now this video is going to introduce the ways that you can use to prepare awareness so that you can consciously direct it into attention and then subsequently concentration. Now when you practise and perfect these two of attention and concentration, naturally it’ll move into your awareness going and unfolding into that state of meditation.
One of the common metaphors given for the mind, for meditation or things like that, is that of like a lake, or a large body of water, or pool of water. And the idea behind is that, the water is calm, naturally. It’s calm and clear and you can see to the bottom. And that at the bottom, there is a treasure. And from the Vedic perspective, that treasure at the bottom is like the intuitive nature.
Hi and welcome to this section. Before we continue on to this section, I want to ask you how your action steps were for the last section. Now if you haven’t already done those action steps in the last section, I invite you to stop this video now and take care of those few items. So with that being said, once again, welcome to this section. So this is the section where we get to establish that baseline for your own meditation practise.
So let’s go and talk about the ideal meditation posture because the traditional and most ideal meditation posture is to sit up straight in padmāsana with the spine erect. And when we do this what we’re doing is were actually transmuting the energies of the physical body as well as the inner, subtle nerve currents. And again, posture so important and it becomes more so as your meditation deepens and lengthens.
Welcome to this guided color meditation for mindfulness. The purpose of this activity and this exercise if you will is to create an intention for the day ahead. Mindfulness and meditation have been known to be the non-judgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment and that produce beneficial effects on your well-being. The purpose of mindfulness and meditation is to regulate attention, your body awareness, your emotion as well as your subjective and objective perspectives.
It would appear that many folks are no longer having their needs fulfilled by traditional medicine. They have found that their medical needs can be fulfilled by a variety of alternative treatment. A few of these that are becoming quite popular are healing and meditation. Many people are discovering their inner selves via meditation practices. Meditation makes it possible for the practitioner to reach higher levels consciousness in addition to relaxation.