Learn How to Get the Most Out of Your Meditative Practices

Meditation is a practice that has existed for centuries. It originated in Asia, but it has since migrated to the Western hemisphere as well. And while Western cultures have been engaging in meditative practices for a much shorter span of time, meditation is nevertheless hugely popular and very beneficial. At this time, I’d like to share with you some meditation strategies that can help you to improve your daily meditation sessions.

With that said, there are several tools that you can employ to enhance the meditative mood of your sessions.

For starters, you can buy some incense or candles and have them burning while you meditate. Incorporating pleasant smells in this way can be a really great way to get yourself into the proper relaxed meditative mind set.

Another tool you can use to make you feel more relaxed and peaceful is meditative music. Listening to gentle beats and rhythms is a great way to ready yourself to slip into a heightened state of awareness. Plus, in addition to listening to music, you can also listen to recordings of sounds of nature, such as the sound of a babbling brook or the crashing of ocean waves.

You can also meditate to an image that you find particularly inspiring, such as the image of a meditation guru or just something that you think is beautiful, like a picture of a flower or a summer sunset.

As another tip, you want to make sure that the location where you are doing your meditating is as free from distractions as possible, which means no noise and not a lot of foot traffic and of course no cell phones, laptops, or televisions. While you are meditating, if you receive a text message or hear the ding of an incoming email, that can totally break you out of your meditative state, which is the last thing you want to happen.

It is very easy to get distracted while you are meditating and this can lead to feelings of frustration, especially since you may feel as though you are not making as much progress or reaping as many benefits as you would like. In which case, I would recommend taking the time to write down all of the reasons why you are meditating and keep this list close by. Then, if you ever feel frustrated or discouraged or lack the motivation to meditate, you can refer to this list to remind yourself about why you are performing meditation in the first place. Doing this, should hopefully jump-start your meditative practices back into gear.

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best Meditation.com, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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  1. Alex says:

    Can you help me to find the meditative music? Where Can I find them?

  2. Alisha says:

    The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This should also be kept in mind.

  3. Nima says:

    When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.

  4. Mr. Sherpa says:

    Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind and induces a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit, although it can be argued meditation is a goal in and of itself. I wanted to share my knowledge with you for this wonderful post.

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