This simple article will teach you twenty meditation techniques that are extremely powerful and, at the same time, very easy. If you follow the steps below, you will get the best results.
1. Before starting any technique, find a quiet room to meditate in. While it is unnecessary to be completely silent (a minor distraction like music won’t bother), the less noise you get, the better.
2. Close your eyes and remove any contact lenses. Most people feel uncomfortable wearing them while doing meditation; some even say it is painful to do this with them on (I know I do). So please avoid wearing them, if possible, especially while training yourself for extreme distance meditation like astral projection.
3. Lay down onto your back or sit on a chair upright. You can also try the lotus position (crossed legs). Still, while some people can do it very well, others find it more difficult than necessary, so I don’t recommend it unless you are already familiar with it.
4. Take a deep breath and relax your muscles, starting with your feet and ending at the top of your head. When you do this, you’ll notice that some muscles are more challenging to relax than others.
If you concentrate on relaxing those parts of your body for ten or more seconds, they will relax completely, don’t worry about it. If there is an area of your body that gives you trouble, move on to the next and come back for it later.
5. Once you have relaxed all your muscles, do some quick deep breaths (the kind where the air touches your lungs) until you feel like something inside you has changed. It may be a slight pressure or even a tingling sensation. This is normal.
6. Once you feel like something has changed, don’t move, or open your eyes yet; take two more deep breaths (to let go of anything that no longer serves you).
7. The next step is to relax your mind and body even more than before; focus all your attention on your third eye (forehead). The more you relax, the easier it will be for your mind to separate itself from your physical body. Continue with this step until you feel like something has changed again.
8. When you are ready, open your eyes very slowly and take another deep breath. While still holding the air in your lungs, focus your mind on whatever you feel.
You will notice that something has indeed changed, but don’t be surprised if it is very difficult to say what you feel. It could be a physical sensation or even a vision of some sort; both are normal, so just go with the flow and let yourself experience whatever comes up naturally without forcing anything.
9. This step is essential: always allow yourself to relax and experience whatever comes up, no matter how weird it seems or what kind of thoughts or visions you get.
10. The next step is optional; I would only recommend doing so if you feel like it because this will speed up your progress: visualize a pillar of golden light coming out of your root chakra (base of the spine) and continue with this visualization until you feel like something has changed.
11. Now that you have come back to reality, close your eyes for a few seconds and exhale whatever air is left in your lungs; focus on clearing all thoughts from your mind before taking another deep breath. 12. Stand up and stretch your muscles.
13. The last step is very important: don’t do anything for the rest of the day and try to avoid thinking about whatever came up during meditation.
You should not engage in any form of mental activity until you feel ready, which may take a day or two; when it does, go back to step 6 and repeat the exercise.
14. the essential thing to do after each meditation is to record anything you remember (no matter how insignificant it may seem), along with your current state of mind; this will make it easier for you to track your progress, so please do take note of these things.
15. You can meditate anytime, anyplace; all you need is something to sit on (not necessarily comfortable) and enough privacy to feel at ease.
16. If you feel like meditating in the morning, then do so; it will help clear your mind (and body) of whatever was left over from the night before. It’s entirely up to you when you want to meditate, but I would recommend doing so at the same time every day.
17. If at any point during meditation something feels wrong or different in a bad way, then take a deep breath and think of your body getting lighter until the feeling passes; if you continue experiencing that particular feeling for more than 15 minutes, then re-do the Relax, Ground and Separate exercise (steps 1-3) before ending your meditation; this will make it easier for you to get back on track.
18. If at any point during meditation something feels wrong or different in a good way, then go with it and don’t fight it; whenever I’ve tried to fight these feelings, they have never worked out.
19. If you feel uncomfortable being alone before practicing meditation, then I recommend using guided meditations as a form of practice until you are at ease with being alone; there are many out there, so do some research and find the one that works for you.
20. This is not a replacement for therapy or medicine, so if you feel like you need help with something, then please seek professional advice. This is meant to be used as a tool for empowerment and self-growth, not therapy or treatment of any sort.
The purpose of meditation is not just relaxation; it’s a great tool for self-exploration and self-discovery, which is why you should not judge the weird thoughts and visions that come up during meditation.
Allow yourself to relax and experience whatever comes up, no matter how weird it seems or what kind of thoughts or visions you get. Since anything can pop into your mind at any time, try to avoid overthinking while meditating because it might stop the process altogether.
You should never fight these thoughts or visions either because they are a natural part of the process; instead, you should allow them to be and embrace them while continuing your meditation.
There will be times where nothing happens during your meditations, while other times something great can come up that you weren’t expecting at all; therefore, you should give yourself enough time and space for these moments to come up because they can provide insight and answers that may not be available during the times when you think about them.
After each meditation, it’s important to take note of everything that came up while doing so, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem.