Yogic aids in Meditation
Let me introduce you to 3 wonderful
yogic (related to yoga,
the ancient self-discipline art of India) aids in meditation. These 3 aids will immensely help
in learning meditation easily and quickly. These aids are -
Deep relaxation and
Before describing them in detail , I want to answer this question :
"Are these so called three aids of meditation are really significant and pre-requisite for learning
The answer is yes and no.
Yes ! they are significant for learning meditation.
And no ! because they are not a pre-requisite for meditation
People can learn meditation even without using any of the three aids with very good result. Rather most people try to meditate without the help of these 3 aids
(though many of them loose interest also on seeing no apparent results.) You can also
meditate easily without taking help of these 3 aids. However in my
opinion these three aids are really significant for learning meditation in the present life of chaos and anarchy.
Here is why these three aids viz. Deep breathing, deep relaxation and deep contraction are highly recommended for learning meditation .
Most of us have no time. Life is so busy, so complex and demanding !
At the end of the day we become physically and mentally exhausted . There is no energy or enthusiasm left for meditation. Even if we meditate somehow it does not produce any desired results as with our weary and tired bodies it becomes impossible to try any meditation technique
So is there anyway of making life somewhat more relaxed, more simple and less demanding ?
Life is busy, Complex and demanding. …off...!!!
Mental and physical exhaustion ……..ouch..!!!
Inability to meditate properly…dud….!!!
Any solution …??
a very simple solution…
Do something which results in less mental and physical exhaustion.
Something which make life:
∑ relaxed (not
∑ Simple (not
∑ less demanding (not
Well meditation can make your life relaxed, simple and less demanding.
But here is the
For meditation - your life should be relaxed, simple and less demanding.
And it will be relaxed, simple and less demanding when you meditate.....phew
What to do.. Is there any way!!!????
We can't change our home or workplace. No one can fled away from domestic responsibility. We can't quit/ shift our job. We will continue to face on daily basis the problems on domestic as well as work front. So this
can not be an alternative.
There is this everlasting solution. Adopt the practice of Deep
Breathing, Deep Relaxation and Deep Contraction in your daily life.
Consider this :
(1) What about if you got three times more energy per day than the present amount. Suppose you do 'Z' work with 'X' energy at present. Imagine doing 'Z' work with 3'X' energy !!
(2) What about if you get the benefits of 5 additional hours of sleep. Continue to sleep for 7-8 hours daily but get the refreshment of 12-13 hour sleep!!!!
(3) What about if your body remain vibrant, fit and flexible throughout the day instead of its present state of rigid,
stale and dull.
Sounds incredible ? However, when you really give a try to Deep breathing, deep relaxation and deep contraction,
you will verify the truth of above statements.
These three aids are the practical essence of yoga- the ancient art of far east, the most potent of all self improvement
disciplines developed and perfected over centuries by sages and wise men of India. These three aids are self sufficient in themselves. Each one of them is so powerful that a separate website can be built around
Though these aids are more to do with maintaining a good health than
learning meditation, their miraculous effects on body and their
striking similarities with many meditation techniques make them 'highly
recommended' aids for meditation. Many meditation techniques like
Vipassana, pause breath and death meditation have their basis in these
The regular practice of Deep breathing, deep relaxation and deep contraction will bring dramatic, almost miraculous, changes in
you and these three aids are extremely simple to adopt. Your life will become relaxed, simple and less demanding . I have explained in detail each
of these three aids.
I have no hesitation in claiming that by the active use of these 3 yogic aids , you will be able to make your life much relaxed and comfortable. You will remain full of energy throughout the day which simply means that you will be able to meditate willingly and easily. Your body and mind will help you in meditation instead of the other way around.
Now we shall learn these three wonderful aids in meditation. My
advise is that you proceed one-by-one starting from Deep