How To Do Meditation For Beginners
The breathing techniques given in the video are very simple, which can be done by anyone, anywhere. It tells the listener how to increase the intake of oxygen and how to get rid of the unwanted toxin from one's body and how to get oneself rejuvenated and revitalized.
Hi, my name is Sunita Passi from Tri-dosha who are specialist training providers in Ayurvedic massage, nutrition and meditation, and I am looking forward to telling you about how to transform your life with a variety of different techniques. Meditation is actually a technique that can be used as a holistic discipline and that a technique that can be used to allow your mind to start to calm down. One of the things you find in western living is that the minute we actually wake up in the morning, we are bombarded with lots of sounds, from an alarm clock being switched on to having breakfast with our families, then going out to work, and the journeys actually get to work.
Our bodies are constantly overloaded with noise, pollution, stress and it is very very difficult for us to actually able to recharge. Meditation is a technique that allows you to actually recharge your body at a very very deep level, and it is separate from the time we spent actually sleeping at night. So it is something you can do sitting at your desk, is something you can do walking in the park, is something you can do when you are out with friends, if you really want to.
What 'meditation' actually means is 'contemplation', so it allows your mind to go into a very relaxed state, where it is allowed to actually download all the messages and all of the challenges that is having on a day to day basis. I am going to give you some techniques as a beginner to meditation. These techniques are very simple and have been used for thousands and thousands of years for people to be able to download information and actually recharge their bodies.
One of the most effective forms of meditation is something called 'pranayama', which is actually a deep form of a method of breathing which allows you to breathe from your diaphragm, not from your chest, which is often very shallow and doesn't allow enough oxygen to go into your body. Learning to breathe properly means that you inhale more oxygen which actually energizes your body, and you exhale carbon dioxide or toxins. So one of the things you find is that you are actually cleansing your body as you learn to breathe properly.
When you learn to breathe properly, this actually stops to reduce tension from the nervous system. It means your mind starts to relax, and it also means that your mind starts to form some level of clarity. So a very very simple technique has been used a thousand and thousands of years, allows your body to go into a deep state of relaxation.
Now, the easiest way to actually try this technique is to sit yourself comfortably in a chair with a nice comfortable back, if you have got armrests, well, that is great! And then you actually want to close your eyes to find yourselves in a quiet space where you know you are not going to be interrupted. Make yourself comfortable on the chair, and then actually close your eyes. Now once you close your eyes, I want you to inhale very very deeply, really inhaling the oxygen, so actually feeling the oxygen to get through your nostrils down through your throat into your chest area.
And then I want you to actually exhale very very slowly. Now if you can continue this for thirty seconds, you should have achieved three deep breaths, so inhale, slowly exhale, inhale, slowly exhale, and you will actually feel that your body is starting to slow down. The idea here is that we really want our body to allow us to slow down, so that we can recharge at deeper levels and inward when you go to sleep at night.
Now if you can continue the breathing for more sessions, if you can take out it up for five minutes, you will absolutely feel the difference. Within those five minutes, you will inhale a lot more positive oxygen. In the traditional word, we actually call this 'prana', which is the energy that revitalizes our body, this oxygen then circulates all the way through the body, re-energizes your physiology, as it goes through your throat into your diaphragm, t