Meditation Articles

Concentration Technique 2: Black Dot

This is a very useful exercise for developing concentration – a valuable strength in its own right, and also as a prelude to meditation. Start by standing in front of a blank wall, and drawing a black dot at eye level. Stand about 10 inches (25cm) away from it.
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Concentration Technique 1: Candle Flame

Concentration is an excellent practice, especially as a precursor to meditation. Setting aside time for concentration exercises can also help concentration during everyday life. The mind is like a muscle: by attaining some discipline over our thoughts the mind will be of better service to us, in the same way that the body’s fitness helps us with physical activities.
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Preparing for Relaxation and Meditation

One of the major reasons people take up meditation is to help them relax. Somehow with the advancement in technology and sophistication in our modern lives, one would think we would have less stress and more free time, but instead we seem to be more and more busy.
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Relaxation Techniques

Often the muscles become strained because of the tensions of the mind, which in turn keeps the mind on edge. It is therefore good to start by relaxing the body as much as possible, while remaining alert.
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Silent Meditation

Outer silence is often difficult to find in our modern lives. It can sometimes be tricky also setting aside time to meditate, especially once a busy day is under way. Silence can be very powerful and restorative though; even a few moments of silent meditation can feel like an oasis of calm in an otherwise hectic schedule, bringing perspective to the tasks ahead, and renewed energy to complete them.
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