Hi High Vibe Yogis,
Check out the below where I give you some amazing pointers and tips that have helped me to REALLY see the benefits of meditating. Hopefully you can incorporate these tips into your meditation practice to help you get in the “OM ZONE” and receive the many benefits meditation can give us!
Here are some other additional tools to really get in to meditating that Yogi Bhajan suggested from 3HO.org:
Tune-in with the Adi Mantra
Chant “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” three times before beginning the meditation. You can also choose to do a yoga kriya or some warm-ups after tuning in. You can check out my video here with how to tune in and this video with great warm ups to do before meditation.
Yogic science says that there are specific lengths of time needed for certain desired effects in meditation. Thus, meditations (and exercises in a kriya) are held for a specified period of time.
3 minutes: Affects circulation (blood) and electromagnetic field.
11 minutes: Changes glandular system and nerves.
22 minutes: Balances and coordinates the three minds.
31 minutes: Affects all the cells and rhythms of the body and all layers of the mind’s projection.
62 minutes: Changes the gray matter of the brain. Integrates the subconscious “shadow mind” and the outer projection.
2 ½ hours: Holds the new pattern in the subconscious mind by the surrounding universal mind.
Meditation Cycles of Transformation
Committing to a personal practice makes the meditation process of transformation and self-discovery your own. To master the effects of a meditation, practice it as a sadhana, as a daily discipline. This will develop a life-promoting habit. Habit controls us so much that it is said that we can actually change our destiny by changing our habits. We can use various cycles of the human mind to help replace unwanted patterns of behavior with new, more positive ones.
To help you more with meditation, I am beyond excited to announce this incredible challenge coming up and I think you will all LOVE IT!! If you have been wanting to learn to meditate or have a desire to strengthen your practice check out the details and sign up here for the Fresh Start 40-DAY Meditation Challenge starting 2/22! I designed this online program with so much love and because I wanted to share all the tools you need to receive the incredible benefits and transformation I, along with so many other people have experienced so I hope you join us!!
What helps you to get the most out of your meditation? Would love to hear what you do that helps you get into the zone or any questions you have!