Meditation Practise – 3 Keys
The first key is to have a distraction-free environment. Especially in the beginning to create a meditation habit, you’ll want to choose a place that is as free from interruptions as possible and is as quiet as possible. The quieter your environment is the better. As you develop your skills, you may be able to block out the noises and be able to meditate in public places, like waiting rooms, airport lobbies etc.
Second Body Posture: Some suggest you use the classic Eastern pose – sitting upright, spines straight, legs crossed – in order to maximize your benefits. However, can be performed in just about any posture, including sitting, standing or lying down and in motion, while walking for example. In fact, there is an ancient form of meditation that is just now making a revival. It’s called labyrinth walking.
The individual walks through a large circuitous route made of hedges or trees to the center of the structure. This physical walk symbolizes the spiritual journey into the inner self.
The third common key of all meditation is to choose one thing to focus your attention on. You can choose to concentrate on your breath as you exhale and inhale or an external object is a matter of personal preference and effectiveness. You may even want to develop your own personal mantra to say to yourself as you meditate.
A mantra is a single word or even a phrase that you repeat as you focus your thoughts. For example a simple “ohm” sound or the word “Love.”