What does a deep meditation feel like? Common feelings during practice: Deep silence and calm. Regeneration of body and mind. Feeling of satisfaction, well-being, and even bodily pleasure.
What is the experience of a deep meditative state? In deep meditation, you have transcended identification with body/mind. Alert and Awake you are no longer bothered by thoughts because they have temporarily ceased. You are not disturbed by externals. There is inner stillness. Breathing often slows down to the point where it is hardly noticeable.
The experience is of No-thing is not the same as Nothing. There is a spaciousness and just Pure Awareness or Consciousness, and timelessness. You are That.
Occasionally people can experience varying degrees of Samadhi and the experience can be of rapture, deep peace and often bliss.
People who go into meditation with expectations of Samadhi or looking for any other experiences or states create an obstacle in their meditation.
One way to begin to go into deep meditation can be to stay with the thought/sense ‘I Am’ just quietly being with that, or you can follow the ‘I’ to its source and stay there.
Source: , Awakening Guide, Spiritual Counsellor.
The best thing you can do for your practice is to experiment with new techniques. Finding the ideal meditation method for you makes a big difference in terms of having a deeper practice, with the benefits and goals you are seeking.
If you are new to meditation then I highly recommend that you follow this link and get to know a little more about the different meditation techniques so you can find out what works best for you.
Guided meditation is an extremely popular and very effective way for newcomers to experience a deep state of meditation. Or you can follow this link to download a free guided meditation and try it for yourself!
You might also like to explore some basic meditation techniques with the following instructions on our free online meditation course. You’ll find plenty of great advice to get you going.
If you are looking for some deeper secrets…
If you are already someone who meditates and you would like to deepen your meditation, then get your eyeballs ready and switch your brain on! Some of the advice here may surprise you (hopefully in a good way!). In this article, I will present some of the secrets to achieving a deeper meditation.
The Secrets of Deep Meditation
I’ve noticed that when experienced meditators go in search of a means to deepen their meditation, they often start by looking for a new technique.
Sure enough, you may find that a new technique gives your meditation a boost, but in most cases, once you have learned how to meditate, the best way to improve the depth of your meditation is to keep using the same technique, but to approach it a little differently (I’ll get into this more in a moment). It may also be beneficial to you to make some positive changes to your lifestyle.
So instead of pondering over techniques or trying to learn some new trick, take a step back with me and let’s consider the larger picture of your life. If deep, blissful meditation is your sincere goal, then let’s explore the real factors that can help. You are already capable of deep meditation. What you may need are some reminders about what it takes to “go deep”.
Frankly speaking, there are no shortcuts to this, however paying attention to the below-mentioned points could help in deepening the meditation sessions 🙂
- Consistency matters a lot: Try to meditate daily, even if it is only for 5 minutes.
- Time of Meditation: Meditate at a particular time, every day. Try to observe, which time of the day is better for you to meditate.
- Spot for meditation: Allot a specific place for your meditation practice. Try to choose a quiet and calm place.
- Body cleanliness: It is better to pay attention to the cleanliness of the body.
- Relax your body: Try to relax your body a bit before entering into meditation, which provides a conducive environment for you to meditate.
- Maintain a personal diary: This will help you to understand in what ways the meditative process has transformed you.
1. Your Overall Wellbeing – Body, Mind, and Soul
Your psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual health are all connected, and all have an impact on your ability to experience deep meditation. If there is an imbalance in one aspect of your life, it will undoubtedly affect every other area in one way or another.
This article on body, mind, and soul will help you to understand just how intimately connected the various components of your holistic self-care. In it, I share a great story that shows how unexpected progress can be made in meditation by addressing all aspects of personal health and healing.
When you meditate, do you find that your mind is busy? Well, you’re not alone. Over the course of a typical day, it’s easy to build up an enormous amount of mental chatter.
The good news is that you do have the ability to reduce this build-up of inner noise, even while you go about your normal daily routine!
Mindfulness is a powerful practice that will help prevent a buildup of mental chatter and prepare you for very deep meditation. Mindfulness is an incredibly powerful practice that can transform not only your meditations but also the quality of your normal daily life.
These articles on mindfulness will help you to master your mind so that when you choose to meditate you can go much deeper, much faster.
For millions of people around the world, meditation is a positive part of their daily routine. Perhaps you are one of them. If you are, then be wary of your meditation becoming TOO routine.
4. Binaural Audio
Binaural audio is a specialized form of music that helps to calm the activity in your mind and guide you into a state of deep relaxation. It is an extremely effective way of training the mind to enter a state of deep meditation, and it’s effective for both beginner and advanced meditators.
All that’s really involved is listening to music that contains a technology known as “binaural beats”. It’s easy, it’s very relaxing, and for many people, it brings about a turning point in their meditation and leads to a rapid acceleration in depth.
I know, I know…commitment and persistence aren’t two of the most “fun” words in the world, but like so many things in life, they are essential to achieving true and lasting results. If you want to be able to slip easily into deep meditation on a regular basis, then you will have to dedicate a little time and effort to succeed.
I know it’s tempting to skip over this section, but I urge you to read this article on commitment. In it, I describe some of the steps you can take to easily elevate the status of meditation in your life and how the status of meditation in your life has a great bearing on how deeply you will be able to meditate.
Deep Meditation – A Holistic View
As you have by now realized, the technique that you use to meditate is generally less important than the manner in which you approach your meditation and your life as a whole.
Regardless of whether you do a simple breathing meditation, Zen meditation, vipassana meditation, Merkaba meditation, Buddhist meditation, or even standing meditation, the method that you use is secondary in importance.
All meditation techniques have the same ultimate aim, and while there are many factors that can influence your ability to meditate deeply, quite often it’s what you do when you are not meditating that can make all the difference!
Article by Christopher Lloyd Clarke from www.The-Guided-Meditation-Site.com.
Deep Meditation Music for Troubled Individuals
Many forms of meditation are applicable to many situations. If you’re a music lover, then perhaps you might want to try meditation music. In fact, as a human being, you can be compared to musical instruments because you can hum, sing, whistle, and make other pleasing and expressive sounds.
Every person’s musical experience is often described with words like harmony, flow, stimulate, healing, in trance, in tune, uplift, and many others. When you express yourself through musical sounds, something unusual is happening inside your system.
Numerous distractions bombard individuals as they go through their daily lives like noise pollution, social melodrama, the stress of a daily commute, the tedium of work, and a lot more. Life today is considered fast-paced because of a lot of new technological advancements, and therefore, people suffer from continuing stress.
You can’t focus on your work effectively because your mind is already overloaded, uninspired, and burnt out. This results in a creativity block that can bring hopelessness to a person. But here’s the good news, there is a way to combat and cope with this kind of situation and that is through deep meditation music.
It was only after 1973 when music was used for meditation. All the programs make use of binaural technology. Through this technology, the brainwave frequencies (right and left hemispheres) are synchronized.
Through deep meditation music, the brain can create fresh neural pathways. By doing so, the maximum potential of your mind is tapped at a shorter time. Usual meditation practices take longer periods but with music, you can find increased intelligence, inner peace, and reduction of stress.
Different goals and needs can be met by the wide choices of programs available. The specific program should be used to address a certain need/goal since programs vary in their brainwaves, and this is necessary to get the preferred effects.
Meditation music can benefit a lot of individuals. In fact, some specialists recommend deep meditation music as a form of therapy to address certain problems like that of stress-related illnesses. Many people are actually using this very effective tool and they are amazed and pleased with the results. They are able to achieve personal growth as they continue listening to meditation music.
If you’re suffering from extreme stress, or if you’re always unfocused, burnt out, and uninspired, it wouldn’t hurt to try meditation music.
This is already accepted in our society today and many doctors are now recommending such therapy. If your medications seem to have no effect at all, then it would be best to start with music therapy. This is a very good form of meditation. It relaxes your mind, as well as your soul.
Online or offline, there are a lot of resources that you can use to help you in finding the perfect meditation music suited for your situation. Get family and friends to help or even your officemates. Better yet, consult your doctor or a specialist who knows a great deal about meditation music. You will soon realize that you’re slowly recovering from your problems.
Finding Relief With Deep Meditation Techniques
I would like to take you beyond the limits of your customary thoughts and experiences. This new way of life begins with two questions that are very simple.
The first question is would I want this to be true: “Every event that will befall me is absolutely the best possible event that could occur.” Meditate before answering this so that you can think about it with a clear mind and answer it truthfully.
The second question is the more difficult part, is to truthfully answer this question: Will I give that a chance to be true?
Imagine using meditation that God has appeared before you this instant and said: “I promise you that everything that happens to you from this moment forward will be of the greatest benefit to you and will bring you the utmost good fortune,”.
Suppose God went on to tell you, “Even though what happens will appear at times unfortunate or even hurtful, in the end, your life will be wonderfully blessed and hugely benefited by whatever may happen to you. Stop and meditate. How would you feel about that wonderful news? Happy? Perhaps you may even be filled with joy.
Wouldn’t it be the greatest news that you could ever hear? Wouldn’t you have a deep sigh of relief and feel as if a great burden had been lifted from your shoulders? Wouldn’t you then respond to the next thing that happened even if it was hurtful or took something from you or seemed bad or even unlucky-as though it was going to be wonderfully beneficial for you, the best possible thing that could have happened?
If you have not enthusiastically answered yes, clear your mind, meditate on it. Perhaps you have mistaken what I am talking to you about.
I am not talking to you about the common phrase we commonly hear, “try to make the best of things,” which basically means ” The situation or event really is bad and terribly unlucky, but do what you can possibly think of or meditate to salvage some good out of it.”
Nor do I mean that within even the worst event possible, there can be found a tiny bit of good. I am not thinking in terms of such limited ideas. I am thinking in unlimited terms, where every event that befalls you is absolutely the best event that could occur-that there is no other event imaginable that could benefit you to any greater degree.
So, again, while you meditate ask yourself wouldn’t that be the best piece of news you could hear? If you are willing to give this new concept a chance and actually believe that everything that happens to you will happen for a reason.
When thinking about anything, to get a great deal of relief just clear your mind and meditate about the good things that are to come to you in the future. Meditation can be much better than medication and you might just be really surprised how much better you will begin feeling after practicing it for a while.