Guided Imagery Meditation


meditation-BannerAs human beings we carry the marvelous gift of thought and imagination. Although the ability to think creatively and imagine alternate realities is unique, this is also something that is easily taken for granted and not used to it’s full potential. The power of thought plays an extremely important role in the quality of life on can live and also has a very significant effect on our state of well-being.

Mind Body Connection

Each thought that we carry triggers a specific frequency in the brain, which is carried out in a brainwave pattern. This frequency is also communicated to the body in the form of electricity. What makes this interaction interesting is that different thoughts carry different signals and are interpreted by the body in different ways – causing negative or positive effects depending on the nature of this signal.

When we are stressed, the body secretes a unique chemical compound in the form of cortisol. This hormone is often referred to as the stress hormone and when we are experiencing stress, we are exposed to this transmission. Cortisol is responsible for raising the heart rate as well as momentarily shutting down bodily systems in order to boost adrenaline. These are normal responses, but when over exposed to stress this can have very negative health effects and eventually cause some underlying issues. These results can easily be triggered by negative thoughts.

Just as negative thoughts produce a negative interaction between the mind and body, this phenomenon can also be reversed. Intentionally focusing the mind towards positive thinking will send a very strong and healthy signal to the body. This will allow the body to produce positive energy as well as inhibit the natural healing capabilities contained within.

The body is always trying to heal itself back into perfect energy and peak health. By inducing positive imagination, we are boosting this process by sending positive information to the body instead of blocking it with negative thoughts. This is the function that gives rise to guided imagery.

Guided Imagery and Meditation

During meditation, the nervous system is sent into a state of coherence. This provides the ideal space for positive intention and visualization. Guided imagery is a program of directed thoughts and suggestions that guide your imagination toward a relaxed, focused state.

Gaining popularity as a therapy technique and relation tool, guided imagery is based on the concept that your body and mind are connected. Using all of your senses, the body seems to respond as though what you are imagining is real. Guided imagery provides a powerful psychological strategy that enhances a person’s coping skills. Imagery involves all the senses, as well as one’s whole body and emotions. Calm, soothing music with or without nature sounds may be used.

This holistic focus is what creates the powerful impact of visualization meditation. Combined with a meditative state, guided visualization meditation is used to evoke positive scenarios through imagination in order to communicate beneficial change within the mind and body.

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Concentrate on Repetitions

The only purpose of concentrating on repetitions is  to avoid your subconscious mental activity and it’s ability to pull you in. If you consistently hear a repetitive sound, you tend to concentrate on that particular thing while other thoughts simply drift away.

For instance, a sound of a chirping bird or music of ocean waves or any similar kind of repetitive noise will occupy your mind and allow the scope of hovering thoughts to lose strength and finally dissipate.

When we constrain our breaths we lose the ability to open up to the present moment and what it truly feels like to be alive. By learning how to breathe properly you can learn to let go of worry and tension. There is a reason why yoga and meditation techniques rely on deep breathing.

Directing your awareness back to your breathing and learning to work with it is an amazingly powerful way to regain the fresh aspect of life which, for many of us, has been blurred. Focus on the repetitions and appreciate each breathe. This simple exercise can be used as a proper meditation technique for however long feels appropriate.
It is important to be patient and not give yourself undue pressure while you are going through meditation. Keep in mind that you are not competing with anyone for anything, not even yourself. Your aim is to enhance your concentration and improve your practice, not to get frustrated or stressed. And that will only happen with repeated discipline and training.
Each time the brain wanders and it brought back into awareness pre-frontal cortex is flexed and strengthened. This part of the brain is in charge of mediating decisions and willpower. The repetition of practicing concentration will enhance your ability to slip into meditation and increase your willpower in everyday life.

Mantra Repetition
Mantra repetition is an amazing tool for practitioners who wish to add some depth their practice. The idea is to use sound to focus your mind on something more profound than yourself.
This ancient technique originates in Tibet and India. The idea is that mantra is intrinsically related to sound. Mantra is sound, and this sound can take the form of any repetition emanating from nature. When water flows, the gurgling sound it makes is mantra. When wind blows through the trees, the rustling sound is mantra. When we walk on the earth, our footsteps produce sound, and that is mantra. The breath, as mentioned earlier, which repeats itself and symbolizes life itself manifests itself into mantra.
Sound has enormous power. In fact, it has the power to create an entire universe. It is written that God originally manifested as sound. According to ancient Indian belief, in the beginning there was sound, which reverberated as Om (Aum), and from that sound everything came into existence. Mantras can take many shape and form and all serve a specific purpose.
Binuaral Beats
The history of binaural beats dates back many decades. Physicist Heinrich Willhelm Dove discovered this stimulating effect in 1839.

Although it is the latest technological advancement that has made the reproduction of binaural beats’ possible, ancient cultures were well aware of the capabilities to strengthen the mind via sound repetition.

Your brain comprises of many brain cells known as neurons. These brain cells use electricity in their communication with each other. An electrical activity is produced in the brain when several neurons send signals at the same time. This activity is responsible for shaping your mood, state of mind, senses, and how you perceive your reality. This electrical activity is called a brainwave pattern due to its wave-like, cyclic nature.

By creating an interaction between brainwaves using binaural music, a powerful stimulus is achieved within the mind and subtle of the body – creating an enhanced meditation.



Third Eye Meditation: Experience A New Reality!

symbol-704076_1280Your sixth sense, or your third eye, is an energy center located between your eyebrows, and a little higher than the bridge of your nose. This energy is related to the pineal gland and it has also been linked to intuition and psychic ability. By learning to do a third eye meditation successfully, you can open up your subtle senses and view a higher-dimensional world and experience reality from a much deeper perspective.

Were you born with an active third eye?

Everyone is brought into existence with an active third eye that can witness the glory and power of the universe. You too were able to see life fully and appreciate its bounty and wisdom, but as you grew older, you were conditioned by your teachers, parents, peers, and others to cover this third eye with layers of confusions and illusions. As a result, your third eye was closed, and you are now left in the dark. But there is always a new and profound layer of consciousness waiting to be reopened and expressed through the energy center of your third eye.

How can you activate your third eye?

Yes, you can activate your third eye again through practicing awareness and meditation and we shall now get discover how. The best time to practice this meditation is right after you have woken up from sleep, so it could be at morning, or after you afternoon siesta. This is when your subconscious mind is most primed to enter an altered state. The reason being, at this time your brain already is in a very relaxed brainwave frequency, which can heighten your intuition and inner awareness. You can do this exercise in complete silence or you could utilize binaural beats meditation to help deepen your state and enhance your meditation.   Now follow the below given steps:

  • Keep aside at least half an hour for your meditation.
  • Switch off your phone and stay in a room where there is no distraction.
  • Wear comfortable and loose clothing.
  • Sitting in the lotus position is ideal, as it helps to align your chakras. However, if you cannot sit in a cross-legged position comfortably, then you may just lie down.
  • Start to relax each muscle present in your body, beginning with toes, and going all the way up, until you reach your head.
  • Imagine all your muscles, ligament, and bone relaxing.
  • Now, you need to start practicing breathing meditation. Breathe smoothly, slowly, and deeply in and out of your nose.
  • Feel the wave of calm energy covering your body.
  • Slowly try to draw this energy right to the center of your head, between your eyebrows.
  • Do not think about any image or process. Let go of any aversion or attachment, as if nothing matters.
  • Feel yourself becoming lighter and lighter.
  • Visualize a ball of white light revolving at the center of your mind.
  • Observe as this ball expands, and accept its presence completely.
  • As it keeps expanding, allow its glorious light to stream out through your forehead’s center.
  • Let go of any thoughts, allow them to fall and rise as they occur.
  • Allow the light in, and willingly see whatever you are being shown, be it through colors, information, or images.

Tree-MeditationIf you want to connect with your spirit guide, this is the ideal place and time. You can call out, internally or vocally, but peacefully and calmly. You can recite like a mantra, and you will soon receive a positive response. You will understand when this response comes – in the form of a sensation, vision burst of energy or spontaneous thought.

Do not be shocked, as sudden movement or reaction can break your meditation. Stay calm and continuously allow yourself to sink deep into the moment.

You can intentionally ask your awakened third eye for an insight, information, or message, or you may just accept what is being shown in this beautiful experience. The experience might look just like a dream, but with time, you will be able to get familiar with such experiences and get a better and deeper understanding of your life, of your existence.

Benefits of Third Eye Meditation

There are many benefits of awakening your third eye:

  • Builds and strengthens intuition power
  • Bestows and improves psychic powers
  • Refines and increases awareness
  • Provides clarity of insights, thoughts and wisdom
  • Helps one to connect to God, “higher self”, “inner guru” for inspiration and guidance
  • Helps build neutral mind that is free from ego
  • Improves vision
  • Promotes well being and health

Third eye meditation is a beautiful experience, which helps you merge with creation. However, remember, opening the third eye might not be that easy, it may take time. So, if you do not succeed in your first attempt, do not give up, put in more efforts, and you surely will enjoy the pure, unfiltered experience.

Effective Meditation for Beginners

Every once in a while, everyone needs a few minutes of meditation. Don’t believe that it’s meditationineffective, but believe that this can help you reduce the stress of your everyday life, improve your mood and identify solutions to your problems.

Yes, you have read correctly – meditation can do all those things for you. It’s not magic and it’s not a myth, but it’s something real that anyone can learn how to do. The process of learning how to meditate is very simple, but you need to learn how to meditate effectively to obtain the results that you want and a strengthened peace of mind.

Here are some tips about this process, easy enough for everyone to learn.

The Environment

yx4ehuwt5t01u6l3mq4tWhen you decide to take a few moments for yourself to meditate, make sure you choose a place that is calm and peaceful. This is because you need to avoid any outside stimuli, as your mind can be extremely receptive to them. The best place to meditate is the place where nobody can disturb you – for a few minutes or for a whole hour.

Make sure there is no TV, no external distractions, no phones or anything else that can disturb you. If you choose to listen to music while you meditate, you can choose something calm and soothing, adequate for relaxation or you can choose binaural music – either one is good for inducing relaxation and consciousness states.

Be Comfortable

meditation-pageWhen you meditate, you want to calm your mind and also block out the external factors. To be able to achieve this, you also need to be comfortable, and this means to have comfortable clothes, to stay comfortable and to have no shoes in your feet.

Being comfortable means that you are in a state where nothing bothers you physically and you can concentrate on your goal – relaxing and meditating. It’s not complicated, and if you find a comfy position you are good to go, especially if you want to learn how to meditate effectively.

5 Minutes or 1 Hour

Decide for how long you want to meditate. You can choose to meditate for a few minutes or for a whole hour, but you can choose the second option only if you are already specialized in the rest of the process. Meditating is not hard, but in the beginning you won’t be able to sustain the same state for more than just a few minutes.


MeditationWhiteStretching can do wonders for your body. Before you start meditating, stretch your muscles. Start easy, as you don’t want to strain them. This will help you reduce the tension in the muscles and it will ease the meditation process. It’s very important to be comfortable, and stretching your muscles and your whole body will definitely help you with this. It will come easy and natural to you to do some stretching exercises before you start your meditating process.

The Position

Before you start, make sure you choose a chair that gives you no back-pain or sit directly on the floor with your legs crossed. Choose the position that is best for you – a chair, a sofa, the floor or directly outside with your back at a tree. Wherever you feel most comfortable, that is the img-meditatingposition you should choose.

The Breathing

The breathing is the most important thing in your meditation. This means that you should control your breathing process. Count one for a breath in and count two for a breath out. Feel the air entering your lungs and fill them. It’s not hard to do this, and you will soon get used to it. Eliminate every other thought that you might have – now, the most important thing that you have to think about is your breathing.

Clear your mind of everything else and don’t lose your focus. Try this for a few minutes and add a few minutes the next time you meditate. You will soon be able to meditate for at least half of hour.