How can we achieve mindfulness? There are many roads leading to this goal and many of them include one or the other kind of meditation techniques. All around the world, mediation is considered to relieve people from stress, anxiety, and depression but is there a wrong way to practice meditation?
There are many techniques to meditate and it is really a matter of what works for you. It is not necessary that a technique that works for me will necessarily reap the same results on you. There is no right and wrong when it comes to meditation. It is a subjective matter and no technique or style can be proved the best one or good for all. Whatever resonates the best with your body, soul and mind is the right technique and you can measure its effectiveness with the change it brings into your life. Ask yourself if you feel lighter and calmer if you are able to concentrate better or feel peaceful and mindful.
Beginners usually, feel the intensity to be either too much or nothing at all. In such a case the technique you are following is not working for you. Be open to trying new methods and find the right frequency that enriches the whole experience of meditation. Though meditation works for most of the people but due to its nature of dealing with the innermost layers of a person, a forced method can result negatively as well.
We tend to forget that meditation is an ancient technique used by saints and gurus to find enlightenment and inner peace. Hence, meditating without guidance can trigger various emotions and unresolved issues in your past that can overwhelm or in some cases disturb the mental balance. Therefore, for beginners, it is advised to practice in guidance of a professional or address any kind of emotional or mental trouble by contacting a therapist. Do not ignore the emotions rippled via meditation it could furthermore cause uneasiness and non-attachment with the world.
So, carve your path to mindfulness and inner peace with meditation techniques that bring you closer to yourself. Don’t force anything on you, ever.
Shivani Mehra is a budding author and a hopeless poet, a learning enthusiast and a dreamer who believes her dreams come true through writing.