Having trouble reaching a relaxing state of meditation? Meditation is extremely important when healing your chakras with crystals and stones. Learning to meditate effectively can take some time and practice, but anyone can do it!
First, you will need to find a peaceful spot that is quiet and free from distractions. It is important to wear comfortable clothes or none at all if you prefer. Next, get in a comfortable position. Lying down is perfect when using crystals on your chakras, but you can also pick a comfortable sitting position or even stand. The most important thing to remember when beginning a meditation routine is to meditate at the same time each day. For beginners, it is best to begin meditating twice a day for five minutes each time. You can gradually increase the amount of meditation time each week. An ideal amount of time to meditate is twenty minutes, twice a day. Below you will find 5 meditation techniques beginners should use. Choose whichever works best for you, or even a combination of techniques.
1) Breathing Technique
The breathing technique is the most popular method for achieving a meditative state. You will want to completely focus on your breathing and only your breathing. Remember to breathe normally, and try not to “think” about your breathing. Just focus on your breath going in and out of your body, while blocking out every other thought or distraction. Having your eyes closed will help with this technique dramatically. You should notice your body becoming completely relaxed, and you will feel totally at peace.
2) Mantra Technique
A mantra is a sound, word or phrase that you would repeat over and over until you reach a deep meditative state. The mantra can be anything you choose, as long as it feels right to you. Many choose words like peace, one, silence or the sound “Om”. Your mantra can be repeated out loud or repeated entirely in your head. Mantras will create vibrations in your mind which will block out other thoughts and help you to reach deep meditation. Once you reach that deep state, you may not need to repeat the mantra anymore.
3) Visual Object Technique
Some people prefer to have their eyes open during meditation, and if you’ve been having trouble meditating with your eyes closed, this method may work for you. First, you will need to choose a visual object to focus on. This can literally be anything, like a healing crystal or a candle. Many find focusing on the flame of a lit candle quite pleasant. If trying to use a crystal for its healing properties, this is a great alternative to placing it on one of your chakras. While sitting in a comfortable position focus your eyes on the object. Block out everything else except your chosen object. You will notice your peripheral vision start to fade, and your object will consume your vision. You will feel a great sense of serenity when all other stimuli is blocked from reaching your brain.
4) Visualization Technique
Have you ever heard the phrase “find your happy place”? This is the technique where you visualize your happy place and totally immerse yourself in it. Your place of peace can be a beach, a meadow, a forest or any place that would be your sanctuary. Do not try to “create” your surroundings, let them come naturally. Also, try not to make it an entirely real place, but a unique place that will be yours and only yours. Visualize all the sights, sounds, feelings and smells you feel at this special place. Allow yourself to become completely immersed in your place until it feels like you are really there. When you are finished with your meditation, take a few deep breaths and open your eyes. You can choose to come back to your place each time you meditate, or you can choose a new place every time.
5) Body Scanning Technique
This is a technique I learned at a very young age to help relax before bed. Body scanning is essentially focusing on a specific body part and relaxing it. This technique will fully relax the body and the mind. You will want to start with a specific body part, like the toes. Imagine your toe muscles completely relaxing and releasing all tension. From there, just move up your body, focusing on each body part in the same way. You can spend as much time as you wish on each body part. When you have finished relaxing the top of your head and mind, focus on your entire body, feel the calmness and profound relaxation. Then start the breathing technique mentioned earlier. This method is perfect for chakra balancing as well. Focus on the crystals you have placed on your body as you perform the body scan.
Meditation is a Journey
It is important to remember that meditation is a journey, and journeys take time. No person starts out at their highest level of spiritual awareness. Meditation is used to achieve inner peace and calm the mind. You will reach that higher spiritual dimension in time. Each time you meditate, you are increasing your level of enlightenment. Try not to focus too much on the quality of your meditation when first starting out. Just keep trying the techniques, and you will notice the gradual increase in your happiness and the feelings of inner peace.
If you are still having trouble reaching a state of meditation, some guided meditation may be the answer. There are guided meditation audios, that will walk you through meditation, that can be downloaded to your computer. You can click here to check out The Guided Meditation Site, which has many sessions you can download, and they even have meditation music. If you have any questions or comments related to meditation, feel free to leave them below!