體位法與靜心冥想 Asana and Meditation
Meditation is not difficult; take hold of a few key points then you will be able to sort out the train of thoughts and quietly observe yourself through meditation.
There are two ways to choose for practicing meditation:
(1) Flow along with the positive thoughts in your mind, and go with the stream to wander at the moment of meditation.
(2) Imagine yourself as a mountain or a huge rock, steadily mounted and sit still in the presence.
Firstly, choose a comfortable siting position for yourself without hunching your back, neither do you have to particularly straighten your back. Place both hands on the knees, close your eyes, maintain smooth breathing at normal speed, and do not force to hold your breath or inhale, allow everything to happen naturally. After entering meditation practice, lots of random thoughts may occur in your head to disturb your practice, in this case, you may chant “OM” once in your mind at each inhalation and exhalation to dissolve those random thoughts, and pull back your attention from the chaotic mind. You may chant anything enhances your concentration besides “OM.”
At the second stage, your legs naturally become sore and numb due to the time sitting in meditation, however, you should practice to ignore the existence of discomfort, and once your attention is diverted, the discomfort of your legs will gradually fade away naturally. In meditation, how the feelings grow and thought patterns flow will differ among all individuals. Sitting together and being in the same external environment, owing to different personal life experience and background, you will never grow the feeling that is identical to others; the key is to learn to look inside yourself, be aware of the moment and the changes of insight.
It takes determination of wholeheartedness, dedicated attitude, and strong willpower to learn everything, which is hard at the beginning, once you continue the practice, and you only manage to sit one or two minutes longer each time, it’s a one-step-at-a-time progress nevertheless. Slowly, everything will fall into places, and eventually you will be composed and feel at ease though sitting in meditation for up to an hour. “Acceptance” is a lesson all of us have to learn about; whatever happens, allow yourself to be like a sponge, absorbing and internalizing all the noises and vibrations without reacting externally, and in this way, all the happenings will end at the moment of your acceptance without causing ripples, neither will it evolve into any negative effects that may impact yourself.