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    Meditation Warm-Up

    Meditation Warm-Up

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    Sometimes meditation is not successful, because we can not quickly transition from our work day into meditation.

    A warm-up period can help solve this problem.

    It can also be used to extend and enhance the meditation session.

    Home from work, take a warm shower...relax the muscles, "wash the day off" a bit.

    Go for a walk, get the body moving, let the mind decompress from the day. (quick note - don't jump from a warm shower out into a cold winter day...that is horrible for the muscles. You can just walk around the house some).

    Back from the walk, take out some scriptures and read for 30 minutes. This allows the mind to slowly and naturally transition from work thoughts and daily worries, to thoughts about God.

    And then, go into a prayer session. Take a moment. Repent for any wrongs done during the day. Repent generally. Pray about worries, concerns, family and friends. Then, into deep prayer, offering one's life to God.

    And then, just sit. Take five minutes, let all the work above seep into your consciousness.

    From there you can start your meditation period.

    If you still find your mind unfocused, you can practice some chanting - either out loud or silently, and then try to meditate after that.

    If you do take the time for a more elaborate warm-up, prior to meditation, you will find your meditation greatly enhanced.

    Namaste.

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    Re: Meditation Warm-Up

    I think we must take a walk and do bath before meditation.

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    Re: Meditation Warm-Up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketan1234 View Post
    I think we must take a walk and do bath before meditation.
    any why would that be ? We wish to do less. It is 'more' that gets us in trouble. Meditation done perfectly is doing absolutely nothing, perfectly.

    iti śiva
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    Re: Meditation Warm-Up

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    Meditation warmup...

    being perfectly still ( within and without) before, during and after meditiation.

    But yajvan, you say before and after, that means you are always preparing for meditation.

    Yes, correct.

    iti śiva
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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    Re: Meditation Warm-Up

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    Quote Originally Posted by yajvan View Post
    being perfectly still ( within and without) during meditiation.
    During meditation... this is āsana; āsana is a seat, sitting, it is also a posture. Yet if we look at the roots of this word we have ā+sana.
    This sana is 'lasting long' , it is also 'gaining and acquisition'.

    What of this ā ? It has many definitions and uses. Yet it too is defined in the masculine gender as śiva and in the feminine gender as lakṣmī. So this ā+sana is that posture (āsana) that one gains (sana) śiva (ā).


    What is important ? It is the silence that is created within that posture (āsana).

    iti śiva
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva

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