There are a number of preparatory steps that must be taken before one actually enter the process of meditation. Without these preparative steps, one will not get the full experience of the meditation as restlessness will invariably distract you. Just as an athlete must warm up before his performance, so must a meditator prepare before casting himself into the realm of the inner world.
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The benefits of meditation are many. However, we must first understand that meditation is a holistic approach and practice to achieve the goal of self-awareness. It is not a stand-alone exercise or practice of sitting and focusing on a point. There are precursors to purify the mind and body to make one fit for the practice of meditation. Continue Reading
When we are agitated and have lost our calm, the experts advice us to meditate. However, asking someone to calm down and then meditate seems a bit like putting the cart in front of the horse. Many may understand meditation to be the way in which we can calm ourselves, so by what means can we calm ourselves before embarking on meditation? Continue Reading