Meditation Techniques

Calming the Mind
Spiritboy Meditating on Double Island Beach

The funny thing about meditation is that it’s really simple and straight forward, but can be hard for most of us when we try to put it in practice. The simple fact is the mind or analytical brain doesn’t like to lose control of the body. It is so used to it running our body, thoughts and habits that it feels threatened when put it to the background. It fears for itself and fights for survival. That’s why when under stress via work, financial or other pressures, we cannot get to sleep or relax as the mind goes into overtime, evaluates and won’t quieten down. All of us at some point in our lives have had this trouble with our mind with thoughts racing without us having a switch to turn it off. Meditation when practiced regularly, calms the mind and allows us to go into the real inner space inside to get the answers we need that logic or the mental mind cannot give us in its confused and stressed state. It been proven scientifically that regular mediation is good for our body and mind and clears the worry, stress and clutter of day to day life. A short meditation properly focused can nearly be as good as a full night’s sleep.


There are many and varied. Even when we daydream we have a form of meditation that takes the mind and logic away for a while. Remember it’s all about calming the mind to find the inner peace. For now try this one first to get started.

  1. Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Make sure all phones, noise or anything else that will break your peace are turned down or off. Sit down in a comfortable position with your back straight and arms and legs unfolded if possible. Some people lay down in a sleeping position, although in resting like this you may fall asleep. Try and close the curtains or have an eye mask ready to block the light, as any visual light can start the mind racing again. Remember your senses will usually stir and wake your mind and get you away from your inner peace.
  2. Start by playing some gentle music that flows and ebbs if possible, remember a slow tempo is preferable, as most of us cannot find peace and quiet at a rock concert. When you are comfortable, close your eyes or wear that eye mask and try and centre your energy, going into yourself. At first the mind will do everything to be noticed, allow it, acknowledge it and refocus and centre yourself with breath. Keep bringing your thoughts back to your centre. A great way to start learning is to focus and center on your breathing, lungs and rib cage. Concentrate on your breathe and fill your lungs up with air and slowly release it. Keep centering yourself back to a steady breathing routine.  If your mind wonders then sense your ribs mentally expanding and contacting with each new breath. At first practice for 5 -10 minutes unless you feel you can do more and slowly over a week or two meditate slightly longer each day or two. When you can relax your mind your inner soul will start talking to you. This is knowledge that most of us have locked up and never hear. Listen to it and you will move forward in life. Your health and stress levels should improve and you should come out of the meditation relaxed, calm and peaceful. For just like a sleep, meditation calms the mind and body, refreshing us. Follow this every day and will feel happier, brighter and remember practice makes perfect. See you next time.                                                                                                                                                               For classes and workshops involving meditation feel free to email or call for details. For those that need a Energy Healing to help stress Book Here 🙂

Written by Steve Parker – Spiritboy.

Author, Professional Reader, Psychic and Workshop Facilitator.

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