14 interesting ways to meditate


Caption: Continue reading if the thought of sitting stops you from meditating.

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Eyes closed, sitting in a lotus posture is the very first thing that comes to your mind when you hear about meditation. Well, being practiced for ages, that’s the conventional method. People, such as me, based on incompetence for sitting so long, often rule this out.

But meditation is in fact an art that helps you deal all the negativity around you.

Some of these hacks, about to be discussed, are also traditional meditation techniques besides helping you out to focus.

You can focus your thoughts and breathing via visuals. Once you get hold of the approach, you simply visualize it all and proceed without being dependent upon physical presence.

#1. Hold and focus on every petal of a flower.

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Take a flower with many petals and focus on the boundaries of each petal. Do this by observing each petal forward and backward while enjoying its scent. Feels the tranquility.

#2. Follow a spider when it’s spinning a web.


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Observe the process of spinning a web while looking out for deliberate actions. The idea is to rule out all distractions around you through focusing on something such as this. Its all to do with channelizing your energies and thoughts.

#3. Focus on a flickering flame.


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Trataka is a candle light meditation in yoga. A sort of one point concentrative meditation, you focus on a candle at a distance of two meters. The object, besides candle, can be anything seen outside, in the environment or pictured in your mind. But it needs to be on the same level as your eyes. It’s a great way to relax your mind.

#4. Animals relax your senses.


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Many of us are unaware of the distressing effect of spending time with animals. Dogs are therapeutic by nature. You can spend time with a cat or a fish, If not a dog.

#5. Observe ants while they work.


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Ants are extremely organized, persistent and great planners. While concentrating on how they overcome hurdles and work in coordination with each other eventually blank out other objects visually helping you to focus.

#6. Watch falling raindrops.

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Watching the droplets striking surface of water and creating ripples will help you get lost in natural patterns. It’s all to do with detaching oneself from regular stuff.

#7. Star-gaze.


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With free mind, look at the stars in the sky. Enjoy their calmness while feeling the force of attraction.

#8. Identify figures with the shape of clouds.


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Contemplate over different shapes formed by clouds. Let your imagination take control.  Because meditation is not about restricting thoughts, it’s about letting them wander away.

#9. Look at the waves.


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Observe the rising and dropping patterns of waves. Feel the peace and relax your senses.

#10. Falling leaves.


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Get close to the tranquility and turbidity of the falling leaves at the same time. Open your mind, while you close your eyes and sit still. Loosen up your imagination. Treat your thoughts like leaves falling from a tree. Embrace your wild thoughts and take away their power.

#11. The feeling of standing amid snowfall.


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Enjoy the leisure of snowflakes as they drift through aimlessly.

#12. Count.


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Either backward or forward, just count to calm your mind. Stick to the main motive, that is to train your mind.

#13. Write. Declutter your mind.


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Write/draw whatever is on your mind. It helps a great deal to make you feel lighter. It releases unwanted blocks within your mind.

#14. Practice gratefulness.

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Be thankful for everything. Inculcate peace and thankfulness within yourself. It’s all about peace.

 

These are few techniques besides the traditional ones, gathered up from personal experiences and online write ups.

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14 interesting ways to meditate