Now that we have discussed meditation we want to go a bit deeper. Although there are different types of meditation there are some elements of meditation that they have in common.
Some of the most common elements in meditation include:
- Focused attention – Focusing your attention is one of the most important elements of meditation and is what helps clear distractions, worry, and stress from your mind. You attention can be focused on things such as a specific object, an image, a mantra, or your breathing.
- Relaxed breathing – This method involves deep, even-paced breathing where the diaphragm is used to expand your lungs. The objective is to slow your breathing, take in more oxygen, and breathe more efficiently by reducing the use of neck, shoulder and upper chest muscles while breathing.
- A quiet setting – Practicing meditation may be easier if you’re in a quiet spot with few distractions, particularly if you are a beginner. No TV, radio, or cellphones. As you get more experienced with meditation, you may be able to do it anywhere, even high-stress situations, where you benefit the most from meditation.
- A comfortable position. Meditation can be practiced while sitting, lying down, walking or in other positions. Try to be comfortable so that you can get the most out of your meditation practice.
What is most important element when you meditate?