How to meditate | Yoga Mystic

Meditation, as Deng Ming Dao describes, "No thought enters the mind, no problems arise from the body, no memories grip the spirit. This overwhelming sense of tranquility is really all meditation is about. The neutral stillness of the mind renews the tired soul, and this is regeneration."

The techniques for meditation are simple and they can be practiced by anybody, regardless of their background, their age, or their situation. Many people have experienced great benefits, with regard to lowering stress levels, reducing anxiety, dealing with illness and disease, and simply enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle.

There are a number of different approaches to the subject of meditation, but they all center on the same basic principles. The first thing people need to do when learning how to meditate is to quiet the mind of the clutter and chatter that is so common in today's life, and increase mindfulness of things that can calm and relax.

Some of the more common ways to meditate that are among the most recognized, are prayer, transcendental meditations, mindfulness meditations, Zen meditations, Taoist meditations, and Buddhist meditations. Some of these meditation techniques require that the body be kept absolutely still, while others incorporate deliberate and controlled movements. Regardless of the method of meditating, the process leads to a deeper contemplation and reflection of whatever is going on in one's life, helping to bring those things that are most important to the surface. In this way, meditating can help to open the way for spiritual development and spiritual enlightenment because it is an effective way of allowing the mind to focus on the inner aspects of life and tune out the distractions of daily tasks and demands.

There are a number of different healing benefits that have been reported throughout the years. The benefits are most often seen by those who choose to make meditating a regular practice that is incorporated into their daily lives. Many have reported that their meditations have brought about healing in the physical body, the spirit, the emotions and the mind.

A few of the most commonly reported health benefits from meditation include the reduction of blood pressure levels, a lower resting heart rate, better circulation and oxygenation, better breathing and improved sleep patterns.


  1. Yoga schools // December 11, 2008 at 3:57 PM  

    Yoga meditation is described to be an art and science of systematically, observing, accepting, understanding,
    and training each of the levels of our being, such that we may coordinate and integrate those aspects of ourselves,
    and dwell in the direct experience of the center of consciousness.

  2. Anonymous // March 9, 2009 at 3:35 PM