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What Is Meditation - Meditate With Tingly Energy

Updated on March 19, 2012

What is meditation?

Meditation is a calming, focused relaxation method many people use every day to help relieve stress and tension from their lives. It is a therapeutic technique that has been used to treat depression and anxiety as well as to clear mental and energy blocks from the mind and body for an overall improvement in well being.

There are a diverse number of meditations one can do, all of which have different uses and benefits. There are meditations to simply relieve stress, to use the law of attraction to channel in and manifest anything you desire or even to gain conscious awareness while dreaming at night.

In this article, I will teach you a simple meditation technique you can use any time of the day to help calm your nerves and enjoy blissful relaxation.

Step 1 - Get comfortable and exhale any tension

Sit or lie down in a comfortable position.  This meditation is best done lying down, but if you are unable to lie comfortably at your current location, sitting with both legs and arms uncrossed and feet flat on the floor will suffice.  The reason it is important to keep your limbs uncrossed is so that you can keep the flow of your body's energy open.

Take a deep breath in to the count of 4, hold it for 2 seconds and exhale for 8 seconds.  Take a few deep breaths like this until you feel you are starting to relax.  As you exhale, imagine any stress or tension is being breathed out of your body and away from you.

Step 2 - Relax your entire body

Start at your toes. Curl them in and hold them, flexing them... and then relax your toes, feeling warm tingly energy fill them up and spreading to your feet.

Flex your feet. Hold the feet flexed for a few moments and then gently and easily relax them, allowing the warm tingly energy to flow into the soles of your feet through your toes.

Flex your entire legs, including both the calves and the thighs. Hold them stiff and rigid for a few moments before you allow them to gently relax and feel the warm energy flowing up through them, saturating them in pleasant relaxation.

Feel the energy flow up and into your pelvis and around to your buttocks as you flex and hold it a few moments... and then relax.

Tense and flex your stomach tightly. Holding it a few moments as you feel the tension... and then relax your stomach, allowing the warm energy to spread upwards into it.

Feel your chest and shoulders flexing, tensing up. Then relax and allow the warm comforting, soothing energy to rush in and relax your chest and shoulders.

Hold your arms straight, tense and rigid at your sides. In a moment, relax and fill them with the positive, soothing energy.

Now lift your head off your pillow, if you are laying, and move your neck in a circular motion a few times, allowing the muscles in the neck to tense up. Gently drop your head back to your pillow, allowing your neck muscles to loosen and relax as the warm energy flows into them.

Open your mouth as wide as you can, as if yawning, tensing your mouth muscles. Hold for a moment and then relax. Feel the warm, positive, relaxing energy flowing up into your face and engulfing the entirety of your head.

Step 3 - Breathe and relax

Imagine your bed (or chair, if you are sitting while doing this) in a nice warm meadow outdoors. The sun is shining and the temperature is just right. You hear the sound of birds chirping a beautiful tune and the sounds of wind brushing through the surrounding trees. There is a stream near by and the sound of the babbling brook carries you deeper into relaxation. Rest in this mental state, relaxing for as long as you want.

See your thoughts as clouds in the sky above you. Watch them drift away and just relax in abiding peace and calm. You can stay here for as long as you want and come here any time you choose.

Whenever you feel stressed or anxious, just relax, let yourself unwind and do this meditation.


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      7 years ago

      I've been a meditator since 1975 when I learned Transcendental Meditation which was all the rage then. While I don't do it any more, I still meditate at least once a day. I don't know what I'd do without it.

      This technique sounds like a good way to fall asleep at night, too. I'm going to try it tonight.

      A great introduction to meditation, very well written. Rated up and useful. Welcome to HubPages!


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