Originally posted by asru
Originally posted by -Murphy369-
I don't know much, but I heard that - one thing in front, and you sit in the padmasana and concentrate till it's the only thing that is in your mind. Helps to calm you down.
You don't have to sit in Padmasana to do Meditation. That only complicates the process. U can sit in any comfortable position with folded legs..as in Vajrasana or even in the simple Sukhasana(folded legs pose) with ur head , neck and spine erect..u can even take the support of the wall to sit straight for longer periods of time. This allows u to do meditation for a longer time w/o being disturbed by the physical discomforts.
Thanks for the meditaion Videos Summer ji. Well i think , for a beginner it might be difficult to directly try and enter into meditaion with closed eyes,as they tend to have random thoughts which might disturb them.
So i think, for a beginner, Meditation gets easier when u start with Pratyahara(i.e fix ur gaze on an object in front of u, preferably Omkara or a dim dot of light) for abt 2 mins, and then close ur eyes and feel the object at ur Ajna Chakra..u will be able to visualize the same object wth eyes closed..once the object disappears in ur mental view, open ur eyes and start gazing the object again ..by repeating this ,the mental view of the object remains in ur mind for longer time which gradually removes all the thoughts running in ur mind leading u to the thoughtless state.
Once the practitioner gets used to meditate this way, s/he will find it easy to meditate in the way shown in the videos.
Yes the object that can be used for meditation is often a candle or a light.
After a while our powers of visualization increases and we can visualize what ever we want to.,