3 Steps for Students to Practice Proper Meditation
A student has to go through a lot of good and bad things in their everyday life. The good one keeps them motivated but the bad one creates a negative impact in their mind which creates anxiety and stress.
Stress and Anxiety is a very common problem among students now a day. It reduces the focus on studies. Anxiety and stress mostly happen when a student cannot fulfill certain demands of the needy society.
Meditation reduces stress levels and helps to deal with anxiety. It wipes off negative thoughts. Many students perform meditation but almost half of them don’t know how to practice it properly. Here are some ways to perform meditation properly –
1. Find a Comfortable position.
- Find a Comfortable position.
There are several methods and postures of practicing meditation –
- Basic Posture.
Keep the left leg over the right leg. Rest your left foot over your right thigh. This is the most stable position for practicing meditation.
- Chair Posture.
Meditation can be easily practiced by sitting on a chair. This is usually performed at midday while feeling tired working for too long. Sit straight in a chair. The spine should be at a 90-degree angle with the chair. Keep feet flat on the floor.
- Standing Posture.
If it feels comfortable practicing meditation by standing upright then this method is the one to practice. Stand tall and firm. Keep feet shoulder-width apart. Heels should point inward and toes pointing slightly outwards.
- Kneeling Posture.
Sit on the floor with bent knees. Shins should be flat with ankles below. The spine should be straight. Make sure there are no signs of pain in knees or ankles. If any pain is felt, avoid this posture. Be sure to put weight on back and hips. Don’t put any pressure on the knees.
Whatever the way chosen, it is recommended to have a comfortable, relaxing, and peaceful space around them.
2. Proper and systematic Breathing.
Meditation is a game of breathing techniques. Here are some techniques of breathing to apply while meditating –
- Breathing Equal.
Breathing equal helps in reducing stress and increases focus. Take a slow inhale. Hold your breath for five seconds then slowly exhale.
- Abdominal Breathing.
Practicing abdominal breathing is very easy. Keep one hand on the chest and the other one on the stomach. Take a deep breath. Slowly release your breath.
- Breathe Stimulation (Bhastrika).
Stimulation helps in increasing energy levels in the human body. Quickly inhale and exhale through the nose. The duration should be as short as possible. Try to complete three inhale-exhale cycles in one second. Repeat this procedure for one minute.
Choose any of these breath patterns and practice it daily. These breath patterns will reduce stress levels and increase the positive energy in the body
3. Choose a Mantra.
Mantra is a phrase which silently repeated while meditating. Always chant mantras loud and clear. Keep the focus on listening to the mantra while chanting. It helps in increasing concentration. These mantras are basically Sanskrit phrases. Here are some mantras for chanting while meditating –
- Om or Ohm.
The mantra universally used for meditating is Om. Chanting Om creates vibration in our throat. It helps in the cleansing throat. Chanting Om wipes out all negative thoughts and worries in Brain and Mind.
- Om Namah Shivaya.
Shiva is the supreme god of Hindu mythology. Apart from that chanting the phrase Om Namah Shivaya creates a sense of peace in mind. There five syllables in the mantra – Na, Ma, Si, Va, and Ya. According to the Sanskrit dictionary, NA represents earth. MA represents water. SI represents fire. VA represents air and YA represents the sky. It is considered that chanting Om Namah Shivaya brings a human mind closer to all the elements of nature.
- Hare Krishna.
The full phrase of Hare Krishna is Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare. This mantra is simply a repetition of many names of God Krishna.
The word Buddho originates from Buddhism. Chanting Budhho means calling the enlightened teacher Buddha and asking to bring peace and harmony in life. This mantra will bring clarity and brightness to life.
There is a huge lack of self-awareness, consciousness, and positive vibrancy in students now a day. Meditation arises self – awareness, consciousness, and creates a positive vibrancy in the brain and mind. There is a scientific reason behind this.
Meditation creates numerous Alpha Frequencies in our brain. These Alpha waves help to reduce Gamma waves. These gamma waves represent stress and anxiety. A Brain without stress and anxiety has full of positive vibes which helps to have the best creative thoughts. Meditation declutters a mentally fatigued brain.
Enough of watching videos, take action today. Start meditating today. Perform these simple and easy methods and meditate every day.