Feel It : Part 1

I used to avoid meditation because I thought I’d be wasting my time. I didn’t know any methods that would work for me. When I read the book How To Meditate: A Beginners Guide, which I have written about in two previous blogs, I finally found something that made sense to me.

The method described is mantra meditation.

Mantra is repetition of a word. The basic instructions are to sit with your spine straight enough that you will notice your breath as it causes your abdomen to rise and fall. As you sit breathing, the mantra becomes “rising,” as you inhale and your abdomen rises, and “falling,” as you exhale and your abdomen falls.

The mantras are not said out loud. You are saying it in your head.

While you practice your mind may drift away from your breath. As soon as you become aware that your mind has drifted you need to identify where it has gone. If you are experiencing pain, you can change the mantra to “pain”. If the wandering was a thought or a feeling, then your mantra will be “thinking” or “feeling”. 

To be continued…

Published by Renée Martel

I am a yoga teacher, and an electrician. I write a yoga blog, and I teach yoga classes online. My other blog is called End Lockdowns. In a democracy we accept that people have different opinions, and we allow those opinions to be voiced. My opinion which is that lockdowns are not scientific, and do not create healthy communities. The medical community at one point knew that informed consent was an important value. Currently the medical community has been split and there is a vocal part of it that thinks there are no issues with coercion and force in medicine. The part of the medical community that believes in mandating medical procedures and segregation is currently promoted through social media and other big tech. We are seeing a huge shift in wealth as a result. Poverty does not make people healthier. I do not think using force and coercion in medicine is a health promoting way to function. In the future, this will fail. It is only a matter of when. "Teach what is inside you, not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other." Yogacarya Sri T Krishnamacharya 

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