posted on Jan, 24 2006 @ 07:18 PM
When it comes to meditation, I have never really figured out what exactly it means, or how to do it myself, so I just do what I consider
"relaxation". It may actually be meditation and not realizing it, I don't know. It's very simple though so that's a plus.
What I do:
Lay down on your bed or a similar comfortable place, wearing comfortable, somewhat loose clothes. Make sure you aren't too cold or too hot.
Take a couple deep breaths.
Start to relax your entire body, one muscle group at a time. Over time I have done this one of two ways
1. Visualization: Imagine your body slowly filling with concrete, water, or whatever you want. Imagine how it feels, allow yourself to start feeling
heavier. As it slowly fills you up, let each part of your body relax as it becomes filled. I usually start at my feet and work up.
2. Tense & Release: Starting at your feet again with this technique, tense and relax every muscle group in your body. As it does, allow it to
completely release as you let go. Start by tensing and releasing your toes, move your ankles around a bit and relax them, move up and tense&release
your calves, up to your thighs, etc. All the way to the top of your head. Make sure you really relax your facial muscles and neck, as people tend to
overlook these areas.
Once you use either one of these techniques, just lay there. Don't move. Don't think. Just be. Weird stuff will start to happen, but just let it
happen. The first few times you will probably start to breathe hard or your heart will race, but after a while you will be better able to keep it
under control. Just make sure that you don't fall asleep.
As an alternative, you can also listen to and concentrate on any music of your choice, instead of concentrating on nothing.
Well there it is. That's how I do things. Seems like a lot of writing, but it is really pretty simple when you get down to it.
Lay down > Relax > Experience/Be.