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Spiritual meditation is the mindful practice of connection to something that is vaster and more profound compared to the individual self. It might seem paradoxical; but the path towards that connection passes through honest self-reflection. While there are many meditations that increase spiritual consciousness; they all require an attitude of integrity and authenticity when looking at ourselves and how people view the world.
Spiritual meditation can be practiced at home or in a place of work. This type of meditation is beneficial for people that flourish in quiet and seek spiritual development. Spiritual meditation has been the subject of numerous studies in the scientific community for many years.
Mantra spiritual meditation is prominent in most teachings, including Hindu and Buddhist traditions. This kind of spiritual meditation uses a constant sound to clear the mind. It can become a phrase, word, or sound, like the most popular ”Om."
It wouldn't matter whether your tune is spoken loudly or quietly. Right after chanting the mantra for some time, you'll become more alert and in tune with your environment. This allows you to experience deeper levels of consciousness.
Some individuals like spiritual mantra meditation because they find it simpler to focus on the mantra as compared to their own breath. This is also a great practice for men and women who don't like silence and revel in repetition.
If relaxation is not the end goal of spiritual meditation; it is always the byproduct at a bare minimum. In the 1970’s, Herbert Benson, MD, a researcher at Harvard University Medical School, coined the term "relaxation response" immediately after conducting research on those that practiced transcendental meditation. The relaxation response, is an opposite, involuntary response that causes a reduction of pressure/stress within their sympathetic nervous system.
Since that time, reports on the relaxation response have documented the following short-term advantages to the nervous system:
Increased Blood Circulation
Lower Coronary Heart Rate
Slower Respiratory Rate
Less Overall Stress
Reduced Blood Cortisol Levels
Feelings Of Well-being
In Buddhist philosophy, the ultimate benefit of spiritual meditation is liberation of their mind from attachment to things it cannot control. The liberated or enlightened no longer wants or clings to experiences; but instead maintains a calm mind and sense of inner harmony.
Below is a quick method explaining how to do spiritual meditation:
Sit or lie comfortably.
You may even desire to invest in a meditation chair or cushion.
Close your eyes.
Make no effort to control the breath…simply breathe naturally.
Concentrate on your breath and on your body with every inhalation and exhalation.
Notice the movement of your body while you breathe.
Relax your chest, shoulders, rib cage, along with your stomach.
Focus on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity.
If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
Do this meditation for 2 to 3 minutes to start; and then try it for longer periods.
There are various other spiritual meditation tactics. For example, an everyday spiritual meditation practice among Buddhist monks focuses directly on the cultivation of compassion. This involves envisioning negative events and recasting them in a certain light by transforming them through compassion.
You will find many common types of meditation practices at Breathing Back To you:
Full Moon Meditation
Root Chakra Meditation
Spirit Guide Meditation
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Spiritual meditation is a way to train the human mind in the same way that fitness is an approach to training the body. Spiritual meditation encourages you to observe wandering thoughts as they drift past your mind. The intention is to not get involved with all the thoughts or even to evaluate them; but rather to make note of each thought as it arises.
When you meditate, you can see how your thoughts and feelings go in particular patterns. Spiritual meditation can wipe away depression, bringing with it inner peace. Spiritual meditation does not involve pushing away negative thoughts or pretending you never have them. Instead, you notice and accept them and then peacefully let them go.
Stress is a main trigger for depression and spiritual meditation can alter your reaction to all of those feelings. Spiritual meditation trains the brain to hold sustained attention and also to return to that attention when negative thinking, emotions, and bodily sensations intrude. Spiritual meditation was found to change certain brain regions that are specifically linked with depression.
Spiritual meditation can also help prepare the brain for stressful situations. For example, meditating for a few moments before a doctor's appointment or social situation can help alter the brain and body out of this stress response and into a state of relative calm.
Men and women who meditate often report improvements physically, mentally and spiritually. To begin a spiritual meditation practice, you need to find a peaceful location, far from the phone, television, friends, family members as well as any other distractions. You'll find there are a number of different techniques to meditate. Give Breathing Back To You a call and start your Spiritual Meditation journey today!