Being a spiritual practice, meditation deals with energies in your body. Consequently, as the water flows in the river, the same way our energy flows through our body. Also, negative emotions are energetic impulses that create emotional blockages, preventing the energy to flow free.
The good news is that these blockages are not irreversible. One of the methods to dissolve them and to regain physical and mental health is to practice meditation. You may try different types of meditation, until you find the one that suits you best. One of the most well-known meditation for dissolving chakra blockages is the Color healing.
FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS THIS PRACTICE?
Meditation is a term that refers to a variety of practices that includes relaxation methods, charging with energy or life force (prana, qi, etc) and also techniques that help in raising one`s vibration, developing positive feelings like love, compassion, generosity, patience, gratitude and forgiveness.
HOW DO I PRACTICE?
It is generally practiced seated on the floor over a mat and cushion, with crossed legs. Traditionally, it was done in lotus or half-lotus position. Nowadays, most practitioners sit on the floor or on a chair.
The most important aspect, is keeping the back completely straight, from the pelvis to the neck. Mouth is kept closed and eyes are kept lowered, with your gaze resting on the ground about two or three feet in front of you.
It is practiced in two ways:
Focusing on breath – focus all your attention on the movement of the breath going in and out through your nose. Counting the breath in your mind is helpful. Each time you inhale you decrement the number by one, starting with 10, and moving backward to 9, 8,7, etc. When you arrive to 1, you resume from 10 again. If you get distracted from your count, just bring back your attention to 10 and resume from there.
Just Sitting (Shikantaza) – the practitioner is not using any specific object of meditation. The goal for this form of meditation is to remain as much possible in the present moment, aware of and observing what passes through their minds and around them, without dwelling on anything in particular. This is a type of Stillness Presence Meditation.
HOW DO I PRACTICE?
Most teachers recommend to start with mindfulness of breath in the first stages, to train the mind and achieve “access concentration”. This is more like focused attention meditation. Then the practice moves on to developing “clear insight” on the bodily sensations and mental activity, observing them moment by moment. Here is an introduction, useful for beginners. If you want to read and learn more about this type of meditation, I suggest following up the provided links or learning from a Vipassana teacher.
Sit on a cushion on the floor, cross-legged, with your spine erect. You can use a chair, but do not support your back.
The most important thing is to develop concentration, using samatha practice.
HINDU MEDITATION (VEDIC & YOGIC)