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This is the control you are required to approach Dharana, or single-pointedness. From this time, meditation is supposed to begin. All the rest was preparatory for it and to it. It does what it says on the tin – lets you meditate in as tiny as a minute. Sure you won’t go as deep into a meditative state as you would with a longer meditation, that is certainly just not possible in the space of 60 short seconds. But it’s possible to achieve a state of meditation within this brief a time frame. The truth is, it will probably take you longer to read just how to go through the process than it’ll to truly do the meditation!

When you have gotten into a regular meditation routine, you’ll find you will have better control over your emotions. You’ll be able to begin each day with a fresh and confident perspective. This more positive approach will cause you to find solutions to hard problems more readily and you may not become so frustrated.

The Mission’s secretary and head Swami Amrutananda took us around. There are only two entries to this structure – 1 takes you to the library as well as the other to the prayer hall. Removing our shoes outside, we entered the tranquil prayer hall, with crystal clear marble flooring and soothing light. Within the center, we saw an idol of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. There were idols of Sharada Maa (Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s religious companion) and Vivekananda also. Devotees in large numbers were seen fully immersed in meditation for beginners. There’s an unique sound technology that has recorded this energy vibration of no thoughts and turned it into sound. So just by listening to meditation music, this energy vibration of enlightenment gets transferred to you, it washes though you, making it possible for you to experience deep states of meditation in a very short period of time. Meditation refers to a state wherever your body and mind are consciously relaxed and focused. Practitioners of the art report increased comprehension, focus, and attention, and also a more positive outlook in life. These words ring deep into our inner being. To help you to let go of the things we’ve done and thought within the past is a big relief to the souls.

It is possible to have a lighter and much more dynamic self when we release these things that have been holding us back. Let Go of the things that don’t have any realistic value in your own life today. Take a very long, slow, deep breath in. Discover the air filling your lungs. Discover the feelings you get as you breath in. Then, once your lungs are filled with air, hold your breath. Not for very long, only a second or two will do fine. But just hold your breath and again find the sensations that you simply feel. Finally, slowly and surely, breath out. Exhale all the atmosphere that you have breathed in. this procedure should take about the exact same time as it took for you to truly inhale.

Rosaura Lohr