Focused attention meditation is typically practised first to increase the ability to enhance attention stability, and awareness of mental states with the goal being to transition to open monitoring meditation practise that emphases the ability to monitor moment by moment changes in experience, without a focus of attention to maintain. Mindfulness meditation may lead to greater cognitive flexibility. This is how to correctly choosing the right exercise equipment, click here for FREE e-book.
As with any practice, meditation may also be used to avoid facing ongoing problems or emerging crises in the meditator’s life. In such situations, it may instead be helpful to apply mindful attitudes acquired in meditation while actively engaging with current problems. According to the NIH, meditation should not be used as a replacement for conventional health care or as a reason to postpone seeing a doctor.
So then, why is it that meditation techniques eludes so many of us? Why isn’t it something we start to practice at a young age so we can all experience inner peace, tap into our true spiritual nature and open the doors to the mysteries of our mind?
The importance of daily meditation is in the consistency with which it is done. It is helpful to schedule a specific time of day, or to do your meditation several times a day. Some people find it helpful to create an altar or other sacred space in the home, or even the home gym,which provides an outer reminder of the sacred, and also creates a vibration of peace and harmony. If you can keep this sacred space clean, free from clutter, and away from other activities, and you will find that your altar becomes a spiritual haven that you can go to find peace, being happy, light and comfort in the midst of a busy day.
This is a good style of meditation for the beginners. It has often been a problem for the ones who are starting off on meditation to actually stay focused and not let thoughts wander into their heads. Chanting a mantra can be of much help for them. This helps to keep away other thoughts and lets you focus more especially awareness of your body awareness. The chant should be chosen carefully so that it is easy for you to remember and say. You need not say it aloud and can just repeat it in your head. As long as you are able to stay focused you know it is working right for you.