Doing daily meditation regardless for how long has shown to positively effect the bodies ability to heal, slow down ageing and improve mood. I’m no scientist but I can assure you of the latter because I follow a daily meditation practice. Whether it be after yoga or a workout, before bed or after work, taking time to focus on me has changed my life. It has change my philosophies and made me a happier person.
Meditation for many is a strange subject if not completely esoteric. Many say they would like to meditate but don’t know how or and can’t sit still enough. Better yet, some can’t calm the chatter in their minds. You’re not alone if you think this. This chatter exists in all of us even people who meditate regularly. It will continue after you start meditating and will likely continue because all this take practice and we live in a fast pace and competitive society. A misconception of meditation is that it requires quieting this chatter to even begin. Learning to calm the chatter is not just acquired, it requires time, dedication and practice. After you learn to quiet your mind for extended periods of time, all that remains is the universe. One can commune with the universe when they learn to tune out the noise. Overcoming mind chatter is no beginner practice so don’t be so hard on yourself.
In order to learn how to improve mental, emotional and spiritual agility, it’s important to exercise. The more exercise you do, the more you will improve. The more exercises that you know the more tools you will have at your disposal when training. The easier it will be to start meditating regularly and enjoy it. All you have to do is learn a few exercises then put them together to form a practice. Here is one exercise;
It’s called colour breathing and its objective is harmonize your energy system to promote healing and strengthen your physical and etheric energy system (your aura).
The concept lies on colour associations. Think of your chakra system; red represents your Root Chakra, so aggressive emotions, fear and lust while blue is associated with your Throat Chakra, so communication and melody. You can draw your own associative colour but I like to stick with colours of the chakra because the symbolism is already engrained for me. Plus there is so much spiritual depth already embedded within the philosophy. Here is a breakdown (you can check out the chakra system more in detail here):
Your Major Chakras:
Red: Root Chakra – Security, Fear, Ego, Lust, Aggression,
Orange: Sacral Chakra – Reproduction, Sex, Cycles
Yellow: Solar Plexus Chakra – Intellect, Logic, Mind
Green: Heart Chakra – Love, Compassion, Connection
Blue: Throat Chakra – Communication, Understanding, Rythm
Purple: Brow Chakra – Subconscious, Spiritual, Insight
Violet: Crown Chakra – Fate, Universal, Connected, Infinite
These chakras hold more significance the more you get to know them. You can take your association and beliefs into your meditation to help you heal. With the understanding of your disharmony or balance (can be explored with other exercises) you can focus on healing aspects of your life that need attention by simply inhaling the associated colour then exhaling your disharmony with the colour grey.
I often use this exercise to treat a cardiac ailment by inhaling green energy in a deep breath then releasing it in the same increment as I have inhaled. I associate green with my heart and am focussing healing energy to it by visualizing green energy coming into me as I breath deeply.
This can be done with any colour as long as you draw association with it. If you have never associated colour in any way then I suggest building association reaping the mental mantra associates with that colour as you breath. An eventual association will build and you will no longer need to repeat the mantra as it will become automatic. You can breath in yellow intellect or purple insight. You need to speak the language of your spirit to cooperate with it. Association speaks it’s language.
The Gateway Experience in the Hemi-Sync program of the Monroe Institute makes mention to this exercise in Wave II – Threshold. Wave II makes much of its focus on exercises and is great people wanting to learn meditation routines.