Meditation techniques can be as complicated or simple as you make it. It is also as fun or as serious as you want.

Brainwave entrainment makes meditation easy!

That may come as a surprise to anyone who believes in the austerity and diligence necessary for many traditional meditation practices. For some, that is the correct approach. But for many people, it just doesn’t work. Sitting for hours in the Lotus position is just not an option for everyone.

Recently, brainwave entrainment technology has come to the “rescue” of those who want to meditate but don’t want to devote long hours or follow a strict regimen. Brainwave entrainment products such as Omharmonics meditation audio gently, effortlessly and effectively guide the brain into the desired state and keep it there until you’re done meditating.te

Whether you use technology or follow a traditional practice, there are some techniques that will make the experience deeper, easier and more meaningful for you.

 

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Self-mastery is one of the ultimate goals of meditation. You can achieve self-mastery using the following meditation tips:

Be Comfortable

The most important thing is to be comfortable in a quiet place with no distractions. There’s no need to sit in Lotus; a chair or even the couch is just fine. Sit upright so that you can breathe freely. Many people like to meditate with their eyes closed but you can also choose an object to focus on – this is more difficult since it’s tempting to start looking around (and the moment you do that, your mind fires up again!).

Beginners may find it hard to sit for extended periods of time without moving and fidgeting. It’s okay to start with a short meditation session! Omharmonics meditation audio offers a handy short version of each track, perfect for those times your schedule is full or you intuitively know you’re going to have a hard time sitting still.

Don’t be too concerned about how long you meditate. A short meaningful meditation is much better than hours of meditation full of wandering thoughts!

Learning to focus is part of how to meditate.

Focus

Brainwave entrainment does the “work” of altering your state of consciousness. However, you will still benefit from learning how to focus your attention on the breath, a mantra or an object. This ability to focus gives you the ability to control your thoughts and emotions in any stressful situation by teaching you to focus on the task or conversation and not letting emotions get in the way.

The classic way to focus your attention is to hold your attention on something repetitive such as the breath. In this exercise you don’t try to breathe in any particular way. You just listen and feel the inhale; the pause; the exhale; the pause – and keep your thoughts from wandering off. If they do, gently refocus your mind. You can also focus on the music in your Omharmonics meditation soundtrack. Whenever your inner storyteller tries to sneak a thought in, don’t pay attention to it. Refocus on the music. Some people like to focus on candles, or chant a mantra such as “Om.” Experiment and use whatever technique works for you.

Ride the Wave of Emotions

Another way to enhance your meditation practice is to focus on feeling your emotions but not becoming attached to them. At first, this is hard. This self-mastery will give you confidence to tackle any situation rationally and calmly. You will not be ruled by automatic knee-jerk reactions anymore.

Feel your thoughts but don't focus on the thoughts behind them.Neuroscientists have found that 90 seconds pass from the time a thought generates an emotion and the electrochemical reaction of the emotion is reabsorbed in the body. Let’s say you have an emotional “situation” going on with your partner, or you’re stressed about something at work. Your thoughts will inevitably go in that direction and when they do, they generate emotions. The moment this happens – the instant you feel the emotions welling up – say to yourself, “I feel (sad, angry, upset, guilty, worried, etc.).” Focus your attention on the emotion. FEEL it. Keep repeating the statement, “I feel…” until the emotion has passed. Guaranteed, it will! This will keep you from focusing on the source of the emotion, which is a negative thought. As soon as the emotion has passed you can focus on something that makes you happy! In just 90 seconds!

You give power to what you think about. If you give a negative thought your attention, you generate more thoughts like it – and more negative emotions. It’s an unpleasant downward spiral! By focusing on the emotion and allowing yourself to feel it for 90 seconds means that you are consciously overriding the impulse to dive into the depths of that thought/emotion quagmire that makes you feel worse. This is powerful! It allows you to get through any negative emotional situation with little or no trauma. If you were to get involved in the thought… ugh. Don’t go there!

Meditation is the perfect time to learn this exercise because you are calm and not distracted. And then, you can apply it to your daily life!

Note that it’s important never to say, “I AM (angry, upset, etc.).” You are not your emotions. If you say “I am” to anything, you become that thing. This is a great concept to meditate on. Of course it’s wonderful to say, “I am happy” or some other positive emotion. You want to embody those! But shy away from embodying any negative emotions.

How to meditate - the art of silencing your mind Silence Your Mind

Finally, begin learning to silence your mind. It’s as simple as listening to the meditation audio (or your breath) and focusing on it and tuning out your thoughts! Simple, yes. Easy, no. It takes practice. But as you’ll discover, having a quiet mind is a happy, peaceful state of being. If your mind isn’t generating negative thoughts, you can’t possibly feel bad about anything!

It’s a fun challenge well worth the effort.

Ultimately, what you make your meditation practice is up to you. Calming, relaxing, rejuvenating, spiritual, self-disciplinary… it’s all good.

The important thing is consistency. Daily practice is essential to master any skill!

 

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