Many people have misconceptions about meditation. The main one being: they can’t meditate.
Meditation is not lofty, removed, or only for the chosen. It is a natural state of being. Meditation is characterized by the alpha and theta brain waves, which are the brain’s waves of relaxation, peace and calm. Every single person in the world meditates. We move through the brain waves of meditation when we fall asleep and we move back through them in the process of waking.
You have meditated everyday of your life!
The practice of meditation is the cultivation of a suspended experience in the alpha and theta brain waves. When we practice meditation we lengthen our ability to stay in our personal space of healing. We learn through practice how to focus the mind while staying relaxed.
The sages, modern doctors, and the medicine peoples have all pointed to the power of Meditation to have a healing effect on body, mind and spirit. Meditation is a balm. You can think of it as an elixir for the soul.
Silence, solitude, and peace
are necessary for the healthy spirit.
Like Yoga the practice of meditation is inherently flexible. Although normally associated with seated Buddhist meditation that requires a prescribed posture, meditation does not actually have to look like anything. You can meditate sitting down, standing up, in your bed, in a chair, on a mountaintop. You can even meditate while on your head.
Meditation is a remarkable mindfulness tool. Make it a part of your daily life and see what comes!