How to Have a Successful Meditation

Young woman meditating outdoors

Dr. Purushothaman
December 10, 2013

How to Have a Successful Meditation

Meditation when done correctly can help anybody achieve inner peace. People who meditate the right way, find it easier to relax, and are able to open their minds to attract the success they are striving for, and which meditation will help them to achieve in abundance.

However, some people do not find it easy to meditate, so learning how to have a successful meditation, is very important. And having the knowledge and understanding of exactly what a successful meditation IS, is of equal importance and need not be difficult.

So, as I have been meditating for a number of years now, and through learning different techniques and practicing successful meditation a number of a times every day, I thought it would be a good idea to let you in on some of the successful techniques I have learned in the knowledge that this information will help you to become a success yourself.

So here goes, follow along now as I reveal my 6 top tips which work for me on how to have a successful meditation:-

1. Choose a Quiet Place.

You should make a special place just for you, to practice your daily meditation. Ideally, in your own home, and a place in which you can sit undisturbed by outside noise and interference, even from your own family.

Make sure it is always clean and fresh, and free from clutter or distraction. Outside in the open is where I always like and try to be, sitting with my back against a tree I find is a great place to meditate. But in actual fact any place work's well as long as you are
alone, quiet and at peace.

2. Set up Your Place of Meditation.

Your chosen place of meditation should ALWAYS be set-up in a manner which promotes relaxation. Some people burn perfumed candles, or incense, whilst some people have relaxing music playing in the background, however what I find works best for me, is simply listening to the natural sounds you find out in the open country, such as birdsong, rustling trees etc. Wherever you choose to meditate try to make sure your area is free from any clutter.

How to Have a Successful Meditation - Top Tip No 3.

Get Comfortable.

Having a successful meditation can REALLY help you achieve MASSIVE abundance in all areas of your life, so ensure that you allow yourself to be comfortable doing it. I have found that being comfortable gives me a much better chance of relaxing and focusing on my meditation.

You can sit on a cushion, or mat ( a mat works best for me ), or you can sit in a chair. Either way you should sit up straight, with your hands on your knees or thighs, palms up. Visit my Blog to find some helpful images to help you decide which position suits you the best.

4. Find Your Focus.

Some people can meditate with eyes open. I like to meditate with my eyes closed. Either way you must have something to focus on. Remember that meditation is the art of sitting without thinking. Ideally you want to be able to sit and meditate without thinking about anything other than the present moment.

So here is how I focus. Sit with eyes closed and focus (with eyes closed) on the middle of my forehead, just above the bridge of my nose. My focus is on an imaginary light that I can see here. Try it for yourself, this works fantastically well for me, and also for a lot of other people as well. This is not a technique I invented, this is a tried and tested method which has been handed down over thousands of years.

How to Have a Successful Meditation - Top Tip No 5.

Meditation Mantra.

Sometimes it helps if you have a particular word or mantra that promotes a happy feeling inside when you meditate. For example when I meditate I like to focus on the word abundance, because this promotes a feeling of well-being and happiness within me. Some people use God, Love, Light. Choose a word that makes you feel good and actually means something to you and you will find it very helpful with your meditation.

Occasionally I might have a number of words which I meditate on which becomes a mantra. A good example of a mantra which I use is " I am so happy and grateful for all that I have right now!"

6. The Best Times to Meditate.

I like to meditate at least 3 times a day. First thing in the morning, at lunch time and just before midnight. These are the times that work best for me, but obviously not for every one. The point here is try to do your meditation at the same time every day and try for at least 3.

Don't get too fixated on how long you should meditate for. In the beginning just try for a few minutes, you will find that with practice your meditations will become longer. But the trick here is not to worry about it, there is no perfect length of time for a meditation. For me I started with 5 minutes, and I am now able to sit for 30 minutes each time, which is perfectly ideal for me. You will find your own with practice.

Finally I would like to leave you with a quick meditation tutorial: So follow these instructions to begin your daily practice:-

a) Sit comfortably upright. Legs uncrossed, hands on knees or thighs, palms up.

b) Close your eyes and inhale deeply, hold for 5 seconds, then exhale with pursed lips.

c) Continue whilst focusing on your breathing. Notice every breath.

d) Empty your mind of everything other than your meditation word or mantra.

So that's it, follow the tips above and hopefully, like me, you will soon find you are able to have a successful meditation every single time. And in actual fact as you practice daily, you will naturally become more accomplished with your meditation techniques anyway.

All the best.

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