Pranayama - Breathing
In my opinion the most important part of yoga and meditation. Pranayama- Breathing. The specific breathing techniques have a direct influence on the nervous system. With pranayama you ensure that more oxygen enters the blood and is supplied to the brain. The various breathing techniques ensure rest and recovery and renewed vitality of the entire body.
When you meditate you make contact with your true SELF, your Inner Power and if you can reach that you can use that power. Meditation breaks a pattern, so if you are stressed and meditate for a few minutes, you will be a completely different person. You break through the pattern for a moment and if you do this regularly you will notice that you can rely more and more on your true SELF. When you meditate, you will hear the voice inside, your intuition, the whispering voice of God it is also beautifully called.
Meditation (spending time in silence with yourself) is the most beautiful way to release the overgrown, sometimes even disappeared path to your true SELF, your Inner Power, your Inner Peace where Love lives. That place in yourself where wisdom, peace and tranquility come together. You, that micro-particle of the Universe, Unconditioned, Unprejudiced, Loving, Helpful, Social and Funny.
How should I meditate?
Many people are afraid to meditate because they don’t know how. What do you need to consider? What should you pay attention to? How can you think of nothing at all? How can you sit still for a long time without going crazy?
You don’t have to worry about not doing well, there is no wrong meditation and no meditation is the same. The only meditation that is not good is the meditation that you have not done. One time the dog barks, the other time the phone rings or people are dropping by. It doesn’t matter, spend time with yourself, get to know yourself, honour that true SELF! There are different meditation techniques and there is one that suits you, I am happy to help you to find the right way for you.
One minute can already make a difference
From the meditation teacher Davidji I learned that you have to keep doing it and one moment you are going to make the connection with your beautiful true SELF that will always was there! Don’t give up and keep spending time with yourself in silence, the moment will always come and when you experience how wonderful it feels, it often becomes addictive and can become an important fellow traveler in your life. Davidji also said jokingly:
‘If you can’t spend 5 minutes with yourself, how can you expect others to spend hours and even days with you?’
Give it time and a chance, start with a minute of concentration on your breath and you will slowly notice that this very minute will already make a difference.
‘You will see that it is áll out there, once you turn within!’