by Wes Singleterry
There’s no wrong way to meditate. The important thing is that we meditate. Why?
Meditation can enhance the “is”-ness of what is by helping us be present in the present moment, deepen, broaden and heighten whatever experience it is we are focusing upon and reduce the fight or flight syndrome.
Meditation is a contrast to yoga in that the body is stretched in an opposite direction than yoga. Physically, yoga stretches the body in one direction and meditation relaxes the body opposite the stretch. As a side effect of the experience, the mind, body and spirit are broadened, deepened and heightened.
For me, my meditation experience has uplifted me physically as well as mentally and spiritually. On the physical side, meditation has enhanced my life in the way of stress reduction, deeper sleep cycles and simply relaxation in general.
On the mental side, I have learned to meditate myself to sleep at night. As a result, I have deeper longer sleep cycles, and awaken fully rested, rejuvenated and restored.
Being so, I am more productive, efficient and effective in work and play. I have also become less angry. Spiritually, I have a deeper, broader, higher perspective of self and relations with others. I have learned to be comfortable in the midst of uncomfortable situations.
So how does meditation enhance yoga? Expansion. The farther we go in one direction, the farther we CAN go in the other direction.
Life is about finding bliss. In each yoga and each meditation I experience, I learn something new about myself, which propels me closer to my bliss. I am happy, healthy, wealthy. Namaste!