When beginners first think of meditation, they usually visualize someone sitting cross-legged on the floor for hours – bolt upright and motionless, possibly chanting the eternal humming sound of … Ohhmmmmmmm.
And they say or think to themselves, ‘I could never do that, it’s too uncomfortable!’ And rightly so!
But rest assured, Meditation is not about the physical. It is a mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the thinking mind – into a deeper state of awareness and relaxation. Anyone can do it!
If you are struggling to bare the pain of pins and needles, or wondering how on earth you are going to get up off the floor when the meditation is over – you are not likely going to float blissfully on a fluffy cloud of relaxation.
So please eliminate any pre-conceived ideas about Meditation and browse the many topics below.
The Explore Meditation website is a meditation blog / reference website to assist your spiritual growth. It is geared for both Beginner’s and Advanced.
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If you would rather be Meditating than reading, Explore Meditation has a vast collection of quality Guided Meditation MP3′s you can listen to that have been created by professional therapists. There are several Free Guided Meditations, Brad Austen’s Meditation Packages and the Complete Meditation Package to take you from beginner to advanced.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is: A mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the reflexive thinking mind – into a deeper state of relaxation. The benefits of this prectice have been felt for thousands of years, but this article explains how science has evolved to prove what is actually happening.
The Health Benefits of Meditation
The benefits of Guided Meditation are the subtle effects that happen quietly in the background without your conscious awareness. Learn about how the 11 different systemsa of the body are striving for continual internal balance, (Homeostasis).
The Instant Benefitis of Meditation (Perfect for busy people)
Well the meditations usually start with an awareness of your breath. You consciously watch your breath as it becomes deeper and slower. You are then asked to scan your body for areas of tension. Your eyes, jaw, or shoulders are often held tight without your knowing. And this instruction is all given to you step by step. Anybody can do it. In just a few short minutes you will be feeling balanced, aware and complete.
This page gives an overview of the different forms of meditation that exist, with links to more specific information.
The Best Meditation for Beginners
Meditation should not become another chore. And you shouldn’t have to beat yourself up over missing a class, or not having the time or money to go to a retreat. And for thise reasons, I suggest the best meditation for beginners is Guided Meditation.
Here you will find answers to some commonly asked questions about Meditation.
This mantra meditation comes from an ancient Indian text called the Malini Vijaya Tantra, which dates back about 5000 years. It is a very easy meditation, yet very powerful in its capacity to quiet your mind and connect you with your Essence or Inner Spirit.
Meditation can be used for many things. Increased connection with your true-self, to reduce stress, for spiritual growth, to calm a busy mind, for creative inspiration… and for Healing.
Free Guided Meditation
There are many benefits you can receive by taking a ten minute break from your computer right now. The most documented benefits are reduced blood pressure and heart rate, reduced stress and anxiety, a greater sense of peace, a greater sense of connection to your true thoughts and feelings. This collection of free meditations are sure to please.
Meditation Teacher Training
Anmol Mehta’s Meditation training program is so extensive, you will reach new spiritual heights and confidently be able to teach others what you have learnt. Starting your own business or running your own meditation classes might not be what you have in mind, but it does demonstrate just how good this program is.
Now I once saw an advertisement that promised I could meditate deeper than a Zen Monk in 10 seconds. I thought it was an outrageous claim that made fun of those who practice this art form with devotion – but I had to check it out anyway.
Meditation had opened my mind and awareness, and Reiki had filled it with positive influence. I could feel energy flow through my body, I could feel it radiate into my aura, I could feel when I was tuned-in, and I was now aware of the energy of others.
Learn How To Meditate
This online home study course is a fully multi-media program which comes with superb instructional videos. If you want to learn how to meditate, this is your solution. The program teaches the best meditation techniques available. These include Zen Meditation, Mantra Meditation, Chakra Meditation, Mind Meditation as well as other meditations such as Kundalini Yoga Meditation, Concentration Meditation, Light Meditation … and more.
A healthy system works on an even flow of energy. But what about when the flow of energy gets blocked? Like water running through a garden hose… one small kink and the entire system is dysfunctional. If just one of the chakra centers is out of balance it can affect everything. And yes, it does feel like you are out of balance.
Guided Imagery Scripts
Here you will find two Guided Imagery scripts to assist with Spiritual Growth.
Read about my Personal Meditation experiences as I camp in some of Australia’s most beautiful Rainforests.
The Bunya Mountains
What had we done! How could a paddock with a hand full of cows be more important than a thriving rainforest!? I looked to the horizon and realized that at one stage not long ago, the rainforest would have stretched farther than I could see. The Bunya Pines, which had been prolific for 22 million years, were now just a few scarce specimens clinging to the top of a rocky outcrop.
Toonumbar National Park
As the sub-tropical rain-forest of Toonumbar National Park held me in a tight embrace beneath its thick canopy, I had a very introspective experience. I realised the importance of Living With Passion.
My Meditation Cocoon
Do you think the caterpillar knows what it will become as it retreats from the world into its cocoon? Or it is a grand gesture of faith – and it simply trusts that everything will be OK in time? The reason that I ask is that I have metaphorically been in a cocoon over the last several months and I am wondering what is to come.