Imagine a person sitting on the ground under a tree or on a river bank sea legs crossed, eyes closed and hands resting on his knees in training in particular. This position is called the lotus position, and now has become a universally recognized a person trying to meditate symbol. Does that mean that the person occupying this position is meditation? Not quite.
Meditate involves not just sit in a certain way, but also breathe deeply , inhale and exhale slowly to the total capacity itself and concentration on breathing one. All this is done to achieve the purpose of clearing the mind of unnecessary thoughts, negativity and distraction then hopefully lead to a calmer mind and self and spiritually stronger.
Although the practice of meditation originated in Eastern cultures and countries like India and China, has now been adopted by people in most countries of the world, regardless of religious, cultural and ethnic beliefs. This universal adoption has led mediation practiced in many ways and with different techniques and methods.
more commonly practiced meditation types:
Yoga meditation it originated through Hinduism in India, for centuries and is still practiced in the country and abroad. This type consists of sitting in the lotus position on a mat, with closed eyes, inhale and exhale deeply. The focus should be on the mechanism of inhalation and exhalation.
Buddhist meditation , as the name suggests, originated in the Buddhist religion and is quite similar to yoga meditation on practice. It is sitting cross-legged on a mat and counting 10 breaths. After 10, the count should start once.
A mantra is a set of words, usually in Sanskrit, which is used as a prayer for singing. Mantra Meditation involves the same technique as yoga meditation where you sit in the lotus position and breathe deeply. This is accompanied with internal or verbal chanting a mantra.
Mindfulness meditation is a technique derived from Buddhist meditation. It is focusing on feelings, sensations and experiences that occur during practice deep breathing.
Reiki meditation combines the principles of Reiki (Japanese healing technique) and meditation. It is sitting on the floor, breathing deeply and focus the life force of the universe itself oneself, placing the palms at various points of the body.
Benefits of Meditation:
- Meditation done in any form or technique is extremely beneficial to be one of the spiritual, mental and physical health, and so on.
- Some of the benefits of meditation are listed:
- Meditation helps release accumulated stress.
- People who practice meditation are better able to avoid stress.
- Meditation helps lower blood pressure.
- Meditation reduces pain caused by tension in the head, neck or back.
- Meditation increases the amount of serotonin produced in the brain that elevates the mood of a person.
- Meditation makes the immune system stronger.
- Meditation helps reduce anxiety.
- Meditation helps in the development of intuition and creativity.
- People who meditate experience clarity of thought and peace of mind.
Another technique or method of meditation that has gained popularity around the world is the Kundalini meditation. This form of meditation is derived from Yoga and is the practice of Kundalini awakening or rising energy or Kundalini, Kundalini Shakti contained within oneself.
Kundalini is the energy or power usually lies dormant within the human body. It is said to be located at the base of the spine. Kundalini is in a spiral shape and can be unrolled to rise up in the body, through the spine. This unwinding and rising Kundalini is called “Kundalini awakening” . The awakening of the Kundalini energy can be achieved through meditation.
Once the Kundalini energy is released through the Kundalini meditation, the person experiences peace and complete happiness. Physically, rising Kundalini Shakti is felt in the form of energy waves or currents rising up in the body through the spine.
The basic principles of Kundalini yoga are posture, breathing and sound. The right combination practice proper posture (the lotus position or standing with eyes closed), correct breathing (through pranayama yoga ) and the right way to sing the correct mantras, are the three pillars for the proper shakti Kundalini awakening.
Kundalini Kundalini yoga or meditation has been practiced in India for centuries. The earliest reference of the Kundalini is in the Upanishads, which are the Hindu scriptures, dating from the 5th century BC. The word Kundalini is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘kundal “which means” coil “. Throughout the history of India, the Kundalini Shakti is represented in the form of a coiled snake because Shakti or energy itself is believed which is lying coiled at the base of the spine.
As mentioned above Kundalini is that form of divine or cosmic energy that is latent in all of us and that can be awakened through Kundalini yoga or the Kundalini. the Kundalini Shakti meditation is believed to be lying at the base of the spine in a spiral. When this shakti unwinds through yoga or meditation, is called the awakening of Kundalini.
One way to practice Kundalini meditation was developed by the spiritual leader Osho. This is known as Osho Kundalini meditation . This method establishes that the person lets go of the control and continues to feel the awakening of the Kundalini Shakti without trying to desire. The method of Osho Kundalini meditation involves various postures, breathing and dancing. The whole process of meditation lasts an hour and has four steps. Every step should be done for 15 minutes.
Osho Kundalini Meditation Steps:
Step 1: Support without maintaining rigid body. Let the body be loose. Keep your eyes closed and feel the energy rise up from the feet. Allowing your body trembles without trying to control it.
Step 2: Keep eyes closed or open for comfort, start dancing. Dancing in any way you like. Allow the body to move without trying to control it.
Step 3: Now mutes. Keep your eyes closed. Try to see and feel what is happening internally and externally.
Step 4 :. Lie down, keeping the other closed it and stay still this way
Now let’s see some other techniques of the practice of Kundalini meditation. In general, there are two techniques or methods of the practice of Kundalini meditation. They are:
The active method:
The active method involves the use of physical exercises, breathing exercises, visualization and meditation with the guidance of a teacher
the passive method:
the passive method does not require the person to do anything. Instead, the Kundalini is awakened by a teacher who has awakened Kundalini itself.
Benefits of Kundalini meditation:
Kundalini awakening offers multiple benefits in all physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological levels. Some of the benefits of awakening Kundalini Shakti are as follows:
- Decreased blood pressure .
- Increased lung capacity.
- Improvements in the digestive system.
- decreased tension and anxiety.
- increased concentration.
- Sharpening memory.
- Best anger management.
- Improved social skills.
- decrease in bad cholesterol .
- improves the level of hemoglobin in the body.
- slows down the aging process.
- leads to a calm state of mind.
- leads to relief of throat problems.
- increase in overall energy levels.
- leads to proper functioning of the endocrine system.
- The improvement of the creative ability of the brain.
- Improved intuitive ability of the brain.
- Increased physical vitality.
- strengthening of self -. Healing ability of the body
- rejuvenation of the brain and body.
- Increased self-discipline to fight addictions, if any.
- Makes it easier to let go of emotional pain and luggage.
- makes the immune system stronger.
So you see dear readers, only a simple act of correct posture, breathing and singing can lead to many wonderful benefits.
Kundalini Yoga is an ancient wisdom that has been passed from one generation to the other, with the aim of enriching the lives of millions of people and that is exactly what is happening around us. Millions of people around the world are practicing some form of Kundalini yoga or meditation Kundalini energy awakening Kundalini Shakti or Kundalini. Many others are combining the principles of Kundalini Yoga and Reiki and practice Kundalini Reiki and healing for those suffering from diseases and other ailments.
Kundalini Shakti with the benefits of self-healing and benefits the immune system makes strengthening the strong practitioner from inside and able to protect itself from external forces that may damage the mind, body or spirit. A few minutes of discipline is all that is required to experience the wonderful positive changes Kundalini energy can achieve in oneself.
Increased mental functioning, the strongest physical body, calmer mood and clearer thinking process are just some of the things that can be obtained through Kundalini meditation. All you need to do is start with sincerity. Shakti is with you!