What Is The Need For Spiritual Meditation?

admin Thu, 07/03/2014 - 15:19

Spiritual meditation is the easiest way to become aware of one's inner self and awaken inner peace in your consciousness. The essence of meditation lies in the fact that it can help you gain spiritual experience and lead to the manifesting of your soul in life.

Meditation can be practiced by just anyone. In fact, it is an activity that can be included in your daily list of chores. Practicing meditation doesn't only lead to awareness of the inner consciousness but can help you to harness the positive energiesaround you that can assist with healing of the mind, body, and soul.

Research has proved that meditation can have positive effect on human health. Some of the positive effects of meditation include:

  • It helps reduce stress and related anxiety attacks 
    It helps lower blood pressure and blood lactate levels.
    It helps create a sense of self worth and self confidence.
    It helps increase serotonin levels in the body, which influences positive behavior and reduces depression 
    It enhances strength, energy, and vigor.
    It helps create a state of deep relaxation that promotes overall well being 
    It helps reduce chances of heart disease
    It helps improve concentration and strengthen the mind to an objective

Practicing Spiritual Meditation

It is easy to follow the path of meditation and achieve desired results. There are different forms of meditation to choose from, including mindfulness meditationwalking meditation, breathing meditation and body scan meditation among others. It is often suggested that beginners should start with the simple form of meditation to experience psychological as well as physical benefits.

One of the most important aspects of meditating is that it needs to be practiced in silence and far from noisy surroundings. Noise is a distraction and meditation requires concentration. Here is a step by step process of how to practice simple form of meditation.

You need to sit in an upright position. It is important to find a comfortable position.

It is important to understand that there is a right way to meditate. The focus should be on bringing a passive attitude. Don't force yourself to focus, it should come naturally!

You need to initially start with short sessions of 5 minutes. The aim of your session should be to focus on "what is occurring in you". Whatever arises in your mental continuum, as thoughts, body sensations, feelings, visions, there your awareness will be.

As you start to focus, you need to relax your body and muscles. Slowly feel the relaxing of every part of your body starting from your feet and heading all the way to your shoulders and then to the head.

As your muscles relax, turn the focus of your spiritual meditation toward breathing. Observe each breath and focus on it. Different types of thoughts are bound to arise but you need to discard them and focus on breathing.

Observe the flow in and out of breath. Focus on inhaling and exhaling.

Slowly open your eyes and reflect upon the experience and what you gained from this session of meditation.

You don’t require any special experience to practice spiritual meditation.