If you liked the candle meditation from previous article, than this advanced course will bring you even more joy. This meditation exercise is relaxing and little bit romantic. It is also recommended as an introduction to meditation. The best time for exercise is late evening. All you need to have is a candle and a quiet room. This exercise requires privacy. Also check the room so that no distraction is left, turn of the TV, or any other device that may distract you. The duration of candle meditation exercise is approximately 10 minutes.
Place yourself conformably in the armchair or on the pillow on the floor. Do not try too necessary to perform some ultra yoga posture, since you do not need it. Still, do not lay down, since you could fall asleep. When you find the suitable place for meditation, turn off the light, lit the candle an place it around 2 meters on front of you. Place your self into meditation position.
Concentrate on the candle flame. This is all what you need to do. This exercise do not require anything else from you. Simply focus on the candle flame. Allow yourself to be hypnotized by the flame. Stare at it. Gaze at it. Focus on it. That's all.
Now, I am sure that by now you realized that this request only looks simple. It is similar as with bath meditation – you can not imagine it until you try it. Probably you realized that no matter how much you try to focus on the flame, after a while your look will tend to drift away. Probably some thoughts may come up. Although your body is capable to sit still for hours in front of TV, probably now is getting restless.
Finally, you will realize that your mind is resting while you focus on the candle flame. Your thoughts may drift away to some place far away or long ago. Gradually you will feel you senses registering noise that you regularly do not hear. You will feel your breath comes in and out.
The list of feelings and sensations will be much longer during the candle meditation. Actually, every person should be able to write down his/her own list of sensations during the candle meditation. The goal of the meditation is to make you experience you inner feelings and tendencies that are always present within you. Only when we focus on our thoughts or mind, these feelings will become apparent. This is the beginning of meditation.
By concentration of the most of our mind to the one spot, we are giving the opportunity to our spirit to show off it the unique way. The feelings hat you star to experience can not be controlled, since they are coming from the depth. In time you will learn to trust to this depth.
The candle meditation is one of the most elementary meditation exercises, but it should not be exercised on the daily basis.
About Meditation Techniques
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How to Meditate? – Candle Meditation
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How to Meditate? – Introspective Meditation
How to Meditate? - 5 Golden Rules Of Meditation
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