How to Meditate on Self-Control: A Tutorial for Beginners
The quick and easy way to calm down and concentrate when under pressure
When you take a few deep breaths on your own, you’ll be able to access
Keep your cool in a tense situation.
When it comes to meditation, I’ve heard a lot of different perspectives. Let’s start with the fact that we know there are several types of meditation. My experience has shown that people have difficulty beginning and maintaining a meditation practice because they don’t understand how to reap the benefits of their training outside of meditation. This book will teach you how to meditate to gain quick calm and concentrate whenever needed.
Intentional Knowledge in Your Head
The goals of any fitness routine should be to improve health, physique, and strength. You can expect to feel healthier and have more energy for your activities if you eat well. All told, engaging in these pursuits strengthens your mental and physical faculties and makes you more resilient to aging.
The true goal of meditation is to channel all of one’s vitality, experience, and knowledge into the pursuit of a single goal. A clear purpose is essential for any form of meditation. Or it really ought to.
Chi kung meditation, a form of martial arts, is one way to increase bioenergy (Chi) in the body’s extremities. Through the use of concentrated willpower, practitioners of martial arts meditation can direct this vital life force along the energy meridians.
As a result, our meridians are revitalized, allowing for more intense training in martial arts. This feedback process between physical activity and contemplation proves that the Chinese proverb about “forging our bodies in the fire of our spirits” is more than simply a metaphor.
Meditation’s secret ingredient is intent.
The Kabbalah and other esoteric meditations are just two examples of the many practices available for elevating awareness to influence the material world.
Emotional Freedom Techniques are one such type that helps to expand one’s awareness in preparation for distant healing (which takes advantage of the higher gauge symmetry of the energy meridians as in chi kung).
By expanding one’s awareness, one can do amazing things. The one thing they share in common is intent. All the workshops and meditation retreats won’t prepare you for life back in the real world. What practical benefits do you anticipate from this experience?
The reality is that you may not have the time to complete those more advanced feats. Most individuals aspire to get the self-discipline necessary to deal with the world’s many pressing problems by attending a few yoga or meditation classes while on vacation. In most cases, the benefits of a meditation retreat are limited to pleasant memories.
That’s not what you want.
The Art of Relaxation Programming: Information from Your Heart
There are several ways to key the relaxation response, and different meditative traditions use different strategies. One school of thought suggests doing this at a specific time in a peaceful, relaxing environment.
They’re all attempting to help you establish a pattern of taught autonomic relaxation, but it won’t do you much good if you can’t practice it anywhere. When your hands are full at rush hour, and you’re trying to concentrate on the road ahead despite the noise and discomfort, a car crashes. What do you do?
Don’t worry; everybody forgets the same set of autonomic relaxation responses. We’ve been taught to suppress our innate talents ever since we were little, thanks to the stress-based foundation of our society.
Let’s face a disheartening reality: school administrators expect students to “deal with it” when they experience stress, but they don’t require students to take any seminars on relaxation or focused concentration (by taking drugs).
The next series of relaxation reactions are activated by taking deep, regular breaths into the solar plexus or diaphragm. You can calm your mind and slow your brain waves by relaxing specific muscles in your body and head. Here is how it works:
1. Take some nice, long, deep breaths.
When you go through each relaxation response, it’s important to remember to breathe deeply and slowly via your nose, focusing on your solar (celiac) plexus. Your nose can easily filter out pollutants. Don’t forget to inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Feel your diaphragm and abdominal muscles pulling your breath into your lungs.
Your calm, deliberate breathing is the master key that unlocks the correct replies. With the repetition of these answers, automatic relaxation can be achieved.
Most people have problems unwinding because they breathe inappropriately, either taking shallow breaths or hyperventilating, originating in the solar plexus. As you use your stomach muscles for breathing deeply and naturally, your solar (celiac) plexus helps you stay in charge.
Tightening your abdominal muscles does not compromise your ability to breathe and respond appropriately during a “fight or flight” response.
Maintain a straight and tall stance.
By remaining alert and conscious in a standing or seated position, you can exert more command over your autonomic responses during relaxation. A pillow under your back might help you maintain a neutral spine alignment when lying down. (Standing up straight is recommended for this workout.) Just take some nice, deep breaths.
3. Untense your shoulder muscles.
When asked to stand tall, the first thing most people do is stiffen their shoulders. You can calm the nerves in your neck and shoulders by letting your shoulders drop. Shoulder tightness causes neck tension, which causes head tension, which causes stress illnesses, including headaches and dizziness. If you can calm the nerves in your neck, you can manage yourself. Just take some nice, deep breaths.
4. Keep your head slightly up.
Experience the feeling of having a string holding your head aloft. While your body is grounded, your head seems to float. This reaction improves blood flow, lymph, and other subtle energies to and from your brain. Just take some nice, deep breaths.
5) Unstrain your eyes.
Put your mind at ease, as if you were staring into space at the ocean’s horizon. Just take some nice, deep breaths.
6 Unhinge your jaw.
Let your jaw hang a little to loosen up. Combined with the stages above 4 and 5, you can unwind further thanks to the calming effect on cranial nerves 1 through 5. Just take some nice, deep breaths.
Seven, touch the top of your tongue to the roof of your mouth.
Letting your tongue hang out is okay, but it shouldn’t touch your teeth. Place the calm tip of your tongue on the middle of your palate (between soft and demanding palates). Step 6 is helpful since dropping the jaw makes this action simpler. Just take some nice, deep breaths.
Chi kung theory from China states: “The connection between the front (yin) and back (yang) vessels and the completion of the (chi circulation) circuit occurs when the tongue hits the roof of the mouth cavity. The Chinese term for this bridge-building tongue touch is “Da Chiao.” The tongue is like a toggle switch in a mechanical system…” Chi Kung Health and Martial Arts by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, Chapter 3, Page 48, “Nei Dan”
Step 7 is an automatic, subconscious reaction everyone makes throughout the day; we’ve all been taught to “complete the circuit” in this way since birth. Nevertheless, in a stressful culture, people learn to tense their tongue and other oral muscles, which might block the flow of chi. This can cause long-term psychological and physiological damage.
According to the principles of QiGong, a form of Chinese medicine, the tongue serves as a conduit for the flow of chi. When you loosen up your tongue, you ease tension in your chest. Just take some nice, deep breaths.
The Crucial Step Is a Deep Breath
Always remember that deep breathing activates all the relaxation responses simultaneously. You’re only restoring the autonomic functions. Your body’s stress shuts down. If you’ve followed steps 1 through 7 correctly, you should be able to trigger all of the relaxations above reactions with a single deep breath and have “everything fall into place” instantly.
Relaxation reaction “remaster” is all you’re doing here. You may now take advantage of meditation anywhere and use them to handle the challenges of this chaotic world easily.
Look for “HealingMindN Meditation Guide” on Randolph Fabian Directo to download a free, personal copy of the ebook version of HealingMindN Meditation Guide, which includes the complete text, links, and references included in the original.
The writings of Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming, Erle Montaigue, and Steve Richards served as inspiration for Randolph’s piece above.
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