Steps to deep meditation

Deeper meditation always begins with the interiorisation of energy and results in increasing ability to focus the mind

The average person doesn’t realise how restless his mind is. When he sits to meditate, he may be aghast to find how his consciousness seethes and roils with one idea after the other. Deeper meditation always begins with the interiorisation of energy and results in increasing ability to focus the mind. With Kriya Yoga, we become interiorised through the use of pranayama techniques. Try following these techniques:

Prayer:
Sit upright, relax completely, and offer a prayer to God. If you are not comfortable with the concept of God, ask for guidance from your own higher self.

Relaxation technique for body:
Inhale, tense your body, then throw the breath out and relax. Now, relax your body parts, starting with your feet and working your way gradually to the head and brain.

Regular breathing:
By controlling and relaxing the breath, we can influence the mind to become calm. Inhale slowly, counting 1 to 12, hold your breath for the same number of counts, then exhale for the same count. Do six to nine rounds.

Concentrate your awareness:
Place your attention gently at the point between the eyebrows, where the power of concentration is localised in the brain. As you begin your meditation, it is helpful to take a moment to leave all thoughts behind.

Meditation techniques:
Start with the Hong-Sau technique for 5 to 10 minutes. For Hong Sau, mentally say Hong (rhymes with song) with the inhalation, and as you exhale, mentally say Sau (rhymes with saw). Make no attempt to control your breathing. By concentration on the breath, the breath actually diminishes; its gradual refinement leads to meditative state.

Enjoy the results:
The goal is to dive deep and become absorbed in the meditation experience. Don’t fill your whole meditation time with techniques. It is very important to simply sit and enjoy the inner experience of silence, love or joy that is awakened through the practice of these techniques.
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