(WRITTEN AND CONTRIBUTED BY TANYA MORGAN)
Meditation is, I have found to be the most worthwhile practice in life. I do many practices: dance, weight training, other types of fitness, stretching, yoga, prana yama, Reiki, writing and cleansing. Meditation is the most important to me because it is directly communing with your consciousness and therefore your feelings, limitations and potential. An advanced teacher that you can learn from is definitely indispensable.
Anyone can meditate although there have been several times I meet people who say they just can't meditate. I assure you it simply takes time and consistent practice as well as some good tips from someone more experienced. Having at least 12 years of experience with meditation I have seen the difference after years time, it is worth investing years if not the rest of your life. Meditation has brought faith and a spaciousness into my life around any kind of endeavor, be it stress, a desired outcome, hurt surrounding a relationship, financial struggle and physical challenges. Due to my meditation practice I don't get caught up in my stressful thoughts when they arise, I don't take it too seriously, I can orient my focus toward changing my attitude, appreciating others and acting with greater consideration. I share this because I don't take credit for these positive outcomes in my experience of life, rather I know it is due to the practice of meditation and all that it stands for based on Buddhas teachings. There are many types of meditation and so I can only speak to my experience with the Buddhist teachings on meditation. Bringing your mind inward focusing on your breath and an overall peaceful state within is a great place to start. Breathing peace and harmony as you inhale, letting go as you exhale. We all have so much to let go of! Sitting vertically is best for posture and
alignment either in cross legged or a kneeling position. Any
comfortable hand mudra can work.
For some sitting isn't a comfortable option. Standing can work for some and is nice to maintain that vertical position. Laying down can work but may be challenging to avoid falling asleep, but if this is the best option for you, embrace the challenge! I am happy to dialogue about meditation and healing so if you feel inspired see my details at: www.healingwithtanya.com