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Best Ways To Begin Meditation And Yoga Meditation And Find The Gap

One of the primary points of meditation, whether that is normal meditation or yoga meditation, is to find more of the gap. Finding the spaces is not always an easy thing to achieve in one life time, let alone many lifetimes (if you are inclined to believe in reincarnation).

In this yoga meditation article, you will learn about:
* What Is The Gap?
* How To Get To Find The Gap?
* How To Stay In The Gap Longer While Meditating?

* What Is The Gap?
In our daily life, we often forget or don’t even know that we are not our thoughts! So many people believe that there thoughts are what makes them. However, there is more to life, and in today’s fast paced world, where traditional religion does not often meet societies changing needs, meditation and new age spirituality is finding its place.

When you begin meditating, one of the first things you will discover is how many thoughts you have in such a short period. Studies have shown that we can have 10’s of thousands of thoughts every day. Wow, now that is a big number, and in life this doesn’t always become obvious.

The gap is simply that point when your quiet the mind, and find the gaps. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? However, when you truly start to meditate, you will find that your thoughts are too many. You will find that you are provoking these thoughts, because when they appear, you begin to entertain them.

* How To Get To Find The Gap?
Our ability to breath is an amazing system that we contain. For example think about your breath for a moment. It contains 2 phases, one where we can consciously control our breath or we can simply let it work independently without our thoughts.

This comes in useful when trying to find the gap. When beginning meditation, you can sit in a quiet place, undisturbed for 10-15 minutes, possibly even half an hour or even an hour when you become more experienced. When a thought arises, just viewing it, and letting it go, without attachment will soon allow you to find the gap. A great way is to let your breathing subconsciously continue, while you focus on your breathing, and your stomach going in and out.

* How To Stay In The Gap Longer While Meditating?
Staying in the gap longer takes experience. It depends on your mastery of life, and can take many lifetimes (if you are inclined to believe in reincarnation). However, dedicating some time each day, over a lifetime can really show you great progress.

The process is same as the fundamentals. Simply let go of thoughts when they arise. Over time you will find that you can have more gaps between your thoughts, and that the gap lasts for longer. The result is bliss and peace of mind.

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Meditation The Magic of Yes

What do sales, hypnosis, and meditation all have in common? Yes. All three involve internal acceptance, or saying “Yes.” We have to soften ourselves for any of these to happen. We have to relax the mind-body. We have to accept.

In sales, obviously, a customer must say “yes” in order to make a purchase, but more important than the external yes, is the internal yes. Usually, the customer must say “yes” to themselves (internally) several times before they will actually make the purchase. The satisfaction of acceptance is the primary reason for most purchases.

Hypnosis puts a client into any variety of altered states in order to learn faster, change habits, deeply relax, etc. In order for this to happen, though, the client must accept the instructions of the hypnotist. Even if self-hypnosis, you have to relax and accept the process: you have to say “yes” to yourself! The depth of trance is directly proportional to the acceptance of the subject.

In meditation, this ability to accept is sometimes referred to as equanimity or non-judgment. Not only is this paramount to your ability to sit in silence, but this is also the skill that will allow you to bring your practice of meditation to your day-to-day life. When you sit quietly, thoughts inevitably arise. Fighting this will only make it worse. Accepting it will not only reduce it, but will also give you the power to direct it as you see fit.

The reason I am pointing out this similarity is to emphasize the necessity of acceptance in change. Making a purchase involves acceptance. The use of hypnosis (on self or others) requires acceptance. The meditative (transcendental) experience is based largely on the practitioner’s ability to accept whatever comes up. When you build a momentum of acceptance in your meditation practice, it will gradually spread to every moment of your everyday life. Now that you have an acceptance of what is, you can begin to transform it as you see fit. This holds true whether you are working to achieve tremendous success in your life, or to simply change your state of mind.

Go ahead and give it a try right now. Say “yes”. Try it internally and externally. Play with using different tonalities. Notice any tension in your body. Know that it is okay to have tension. Say “yes” to it. Notice any frustrations in your life. Know that we are all human, and we all have frustrations. Accept your frustrations.
When we say “yes”, when we allow the mind-body to relax, we experience a satisfaction. The depth of this satisfaction is directly proportional to the depth of the acceptance.

The deeper you say “yes”, the deeper your experience will be!

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The Law of Attraction What Do You Really Want

One of the many challenges in bringing the Law of Attraction into effect in your life is determining what you really want. You have to be able to focus on a clear goal (or set of goals). It is okay to start out a little bit vague, but you want to get as specific as possible as quickly as possible. You are looking for an ever clearer picture of your desired outcome.

The next challenge comes from the difference between surface thought and deep structures in the mind (sometimes referred to as the conscious mind and the sub-conscious mind). Ultimately, you want to imprint what you wish to achieve so deeply in your own mind that you come to a point where your goal is always in the background. You want it to be part of your subconscious programming. When you make the goal a part of you on a deep level, you will constantly be broadcasting that goal out to the people you meet and the universe in general.

We can say that we want something, but if we have been directing our awareness against it for years, then on a deep level, we are still broadcasting old programming. It’s as if our subconscious mind ‘wants’ the opposite of the new goal.

As an example, I can’t tell you how many women I’ve spoken to that have the dream of meeting that one special person and settling down, but have only a vague notion of it. On the other hand, they have a very vivid image of becoming an ‘old maid’, or a ‘spinster’. They usually even have a good friend with whom they often joke about becoming old maids together. There is nothing wrong with this kind of humor, but if you put more mental energy into this (unwanted outcome) than you put into your desired outcome, which do you think you’re going to get?

When you first begin to redirect your focus, there will probably be quite a bit of pre-existing programming that you will have to overcome. With only visualization, this can take quite a while, but persistent practice will pay off. There are also many ways to speed up the process, including energy work, NLP, hypnosis, etc. One of the easiest ways, though, is with the use of mindfulness meditation.

To access your subconscious with mindfulness, you have to start by accepting it. Close your eyes. Mentally state your goal. Picture it. Hear what you will hear, and feel what you will feel when you have achieved it. Notice any resistance that comes up. Let it go. The typical instinct is to resist. Accept it! Allow it to be… allow it to flow (let your body relax as well). Once you begin to experience the pictures, sounds, and feelings of resistance or failure as a flow or a wave, then you can begin to redirect them. There is no resistance, just redirection.

This is a paradox: the more you resist the experiences (in the now or in the future) you want to avoid, the less control you have over them. The more you accept this moment and your concepts of future, the more you take on the power to direct these experiences as you see fit.

Once you deeply accept yourself as you are, then you can experience truly powerful change!

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Hypnosis Myths Exploded The Secrets and Benefits of Self-Hypnosis

Over the years, hypnosis has picked up all sorts of weird associations from stage hypnotists, the media and superstition. This is a great shame, because in reality, hypnosis is your single most effective tool for change – ranging from smoking cessation and weight loss, to pain and management stress. Hypnosis is your birthright, and you should know how to use it so it doesn’t use you. Here we dispel the biggest hypnosis myths.

Hypnosis Myth 1: All hypnosis is the same.
As with anything, hypnosis can be good, bad or indifferent. The most common is old-style authoritarian hypnosis of the type “You are getting sleepy, you are feeling confident”. Unsurprisingly, this sort of hypnosis doesn’t work well with many people. Good hypnosis uses subtle psychological principles and advanced communication patterns.

It’s like the difference between a football coach who thinks you’ll perform best if he yells at you, compared with the more elegant style of a great leader who knows that to get the best from his people, he needs to understand motivation, to cajole, encourage and reward.

Hypnosis Myth 2: Subliminals work.
Subliminals are words that you can’t hear. Common sense says they shouldn’t work, and there’s no research proving that they do.

Hypnosis Myth 3: Some people can’t be hypnotized.
The only reason you can’t be hypnotized is if you are incapable of paying attention due to extremely low IQ or brain damage. That’s not to say that every hypnotist can hypnotize you however. The more flexible the hypnotist, the more effective she will be with the largest number of people.

Hypnosis Myth 4: Hypnosis is something weird that other people do to you.
If you couldn’t go into hypnosis, you wouldn’t be able to sleep, to learn, or get nervous through ‘negative self hypnosis’. (You know when you imagine things going wrong and it makes you feel anxious? Well that’s self-hypnosis!)

Hypnosis is simply a deliberate utilization of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) or dream state. We’re not giving people medication here – if it wasn’t a natural ability, hypnosis wouldn’t work!

Hypnosis Myth 5: I’ll lose control in hypnosis.
Crazy news stories, stage hypnotists and gossip have created the illusion that you lose control in hypnosis. In fact, when hypnotized, you are relaxed and focused – and able to choose to get up and walk away at any time. You choose to give your attention to the hypnotist, and you can withdraw it at any time.

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Meditation And Self Hypnosis What’s The Difference

What is the difference between meditation and self-hypnosis? The short answer is, “There isn’t necessarily any difference.” Both take us out of our day-to-day consciousness. Both have the power to open our eyes and to create very powerful experiences and changes. Having said that, let me share some common perceptions and attitudes that typically accompany these two methodologies, and I’ll also suggest a method for integrating the two.

People who study/practice hypnosis or self-hypnosis tend to be a bit more scientific. The beliefs that stand in the way of effective practice of self-hypnosis are rarely religious in nature or fervor, and thus, are much easier to work with. On the downside, the vast majority of people who are interested in self-hypnosis only study it for habit control. Smoking cessation and weight loss are worthy goals, but this is just the beginning of what is possible with hypnosis. Unfortunately, this is as far as most people take it.

People who study meditation tend to have bigger long term goals… goals more oriented toward real growth. Some of the descriptions are enlightenment, long term peace and happiness, merging with the divine, raising the kundalini, contacting the Holy Spirit, etc. These are much more worthy goals. The downside of meditation is the frequent lack of any scientific basis or method of change/improvement. I haven’t met too many meditators that have developed any structured method of recognizing feedback or improving their practice.

As far as techniques are concerned, meditation is best known for simple awareness and acceptance, or focusing and moving internal energy. Either one of these methods will eventually grant the practitioner much more balanced emotional states as well as deep emotional insight.

The techniques of hypnosis usually involve countdown methods (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) to bring the subject into an altered state where the desired changes are more easily made. Use of metaphor, trigger words, and language patterns that bypass the conscious mind are also commonly used in hypnosis.

A truly wise practitioner (a rarity indeed), can use techniques from both approaches to have deeper experiences in meditation, and better achieve their goals. In order to create a truly integrated practice that suits you, spend some time considering what you are looking to create. Then take some time researching a variety of methods of self-hypnosis as well as meditation.

One of the simplest ways to integrate these practices is to begin any session of meditation with a countdown procedure.
1. Relax and breathe deeply as you close your eyes and visualize the number 5. Take another deep breath, and visualize the number 4 as you exhale. Continue this process all the way down to number 1. The more you practice this, the more you will notice that it gets easier and easier to step into a deep space of concentration: just close your eyes and take a deep breath.
2. Now that you are relaxed and focused, bring your goals for this session into your awareness. Once it is clear, release it.
3. At this point, you can continue your normal practice of meditation.
4. When you are ready to finish, bring any goals you are working on in life into your awareness. Examine them. Affirm them. Release them.
5. You can finish by counting yourself back up to normal consciousness (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), or you can bring that meditative state with you into the rest of your life.

Whether you primarily practice meditation or hypnosis, you will be amazed at the power of your results when you take the time to blend the wisdom of both paths to deepen and broaden your practice!

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