The Art of Meditation

AdobeStock_65958619Dear friends,

I would like to talk about meditation this week.  Meditation is a beautiful practice which can enrich your life in many ways. It has many fantastic benefits, but most importantly it creates a wonderful connection with your soul. Meditation has developed in eastern cultures, but it’s becoming more and more popular in the western world. Many people are exploring and learning this beautiful practice and enjoying its benefits.

Meditation brought so much light and clarity into my life. When I was going through a difficult period in my life some years ago, meditation was my saviour. It really was. It allowed me to still my busy mind in the moments of darkness, and I learned to listen and act on the voice of my soul. I have always been very creative, but meditation deepened my connection to this beautiful gift even further. So many fantastic ideas and projects came to life thank to the moments of stillness and clarity I obtained by meditating.

Meditation has many great benefits and many of them have also been proven scientifically now. Here is a list of few: emotional steadiness and harmony, calmer breathing, fresher and clearer outlook on life, better goodnight sleep, stress and anxiety reduction, better focus on daily tasks, more creativity, increased acceptance of oneself, living in the present moment, spiritual clarity and many other physical, emotional and spiritual benefits.

Simple meditation for beginners

I would like to share with you some basic tips, so you can start enjoying the benefits of meditation right away.

Find a comfortable place where you are not going to be disturbed for at least 5-10 minutes. Make sure you are as comfortable as possible. As a new meditator, I suggest you sit in a chair with your feet “planted” firmly on the ground. Turn your palms facing upwards (this way you are open to receive all the goodness and all the positive energy this Universe has to offer~if this resonates with you), then close your eyes.

Start taking deep breaths slowly and deeply. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. When you inhale, I would like you to imagine you are breathing in a pure white light. This pure white light represents all the positive energy of this Universe (e.g. happiness, love, peace, gratitude, beauty, truth). When you exhale, I would like you to imagine you are breathing out any “clouds of darkness.” These clouds of darkness represent all the worries, fears, any negative energy you are willing to let go of. Visualise these clouds travelling far, far away to the distance, and know in your heart that they will never return back to you. Follow this cycle of breathing for a few more rounds or for as long as it’s comfortable for you. If any thoughts or emotions come to the surface, don’t judge them, just acknowledge them and simply breathe them out. When you are a new meditator, you will notice how busy your mind actually see. Be gentle with yourself and don’t judge yourself. Keep breathing slowly and deeply and breathe in more of the beautiful, pure white light and breathe out anything that is no longer serving you. Let it all go.

When you are ready, come out of the meditation by visualising the space you are currently in. With your eyes still closed, bring some movements to your body, stretch a bit-very gently and when you are ready open your eyes. Have a glass of water afterwards to purify your body.

So this is a very simple meditation you can try today. If you are unsure about anything and need some more guidance, please send me an email to jana@mysticbutterfly.co.uk  and I will be more than happy to assist you and give you some additional tips on meditation. I also think it would be very beneficial for you (as a new meditator) to try some guided meditations, and I am going to share with you one of them now. It is one of my own meditations and it calls Nature Connection Meditation. All you need is to get your headphones, find a comfortable place and let my voice guide you through the process. The link is bellow. Hope you enjoy it!

Good luck with your meditation practice and I look forward to connecting with you soon,

Jana x

 

Jana Prackova

Jana Prackova is the founder of Mystic Butterfly® ~ a guide to your true self, writer, traveller and a spiritual life coach. She loves inspiring people and her mission is teaching others how to reach their true potential by connecting with their spiritual side. In her spare time, she flies aeroplanes, writes music and loves exploring the mysteries of the Universe. Jana has been featured in the LOOP flying magazine and The Flight School Times and inspired many aspiring pilots worldwide to follow their dreams. She is the author of Mystic Butterfly ~a guide to your true self, which came out on the 18th January 2019.

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