Are you trying to explore the realms of your inner world as you meditate to self-discovery or as a way of stress reduction? These practices can be in a form of either spiritual renewal, a retreat from the bustling cities into a beautiful serenity in the bid to heal from the inside and to discover yourself.
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The primary reason why many people meditate is simply to enhance focus, calm their minds and eventually attain that higher awareness level and inner calm. It is possible to meditate anywhere and anytime because there is really no appropriate set time, ideal for meditation. However, not many people know exactly how to meditate.
So, here is the guide on how to meditate and most important reasons to breathe deeply while meditating.
The meditation method taught by the Buddha is called Satipatthana or mindfulness meditation. This simple but profound technique removes greed, hatred and delusion by the application of systematic and sustained mindfulness to one’s own mental and physical processes.
To begin the practice of Satipatthana one must focus the mind first on the body. One method widely used is to contemplate the rising and falling of the abdomen as one breathes in and out.
“One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him.
“You have no right teaching others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.”
Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?”