How To Practice Meditation

Woman meditating at home.

The practice of meditation is crucial for calming the mind. A calm, peaceful mind can result in a prosperous, healthy life. Diseases can be cured. Healing can be accelerated. The straightforward method known as prana-Dharana below is discussed below.

The word “prana” in Sanskrit refers to the air we breathe. It is the most fundamental aspect of life, beginning at birth and continuing until death. However, most of the time, people are not conscious of their breath until it is brought to their attention. Dharana is the name for mindfulness. Applying the mind to the movement of the air as we breathe is known as prana-Dharana.

The procedure is as follows:

  • Sit in a meditation-friendly position. Common meditation postures are Siddhasana, Padmasana, and Swastikasana. If you cannot achieve one of these positions, sit cross-legged. 
  • Straighten your back and close your eyes. 
  • Place your knees on the ground. 
  • Avoid hunching your shoulders.
  • Relax your body and keep your frame steady without putting any pressure on the spine, neck, thighs, knees, or feet. 
  • Relax the abdominal wall. Allow it to move back and forth gently with each breath. 
  • Close the mouth with a small gap between the upper and lower teeth. Relax the facial muscles. 
  • Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth with the tip touching just behind the upper front teeth. 
  • Keep the tongue, lips, and jaws still.  
  • Hold your eyes and eyelids steady.
  • Relax the muscles of your forehead.
  • Keep your posture relaxed, stable, and at ease throughout. There should be no strain on any part of the body. 
  • Now become aware of your breathing. The airflow should be steady, gradual, and smooth. 
  • Maintain ease in your posture. 
  • Breathe easily without trying to control your breath. 
  • Remain quiet and keep your eyes closed. This will help calm and relax your mind.