To manifest any given emotional state, we develop a pattern:
We focus our attention on a specific feeling (pleasant or unpleasant) and magnify it.
We generate a supporting discursive thought process and identify with it.
We assume a compatible breath pattern and physical posture.
If you want to change your emotional state, change your focus, your self-talk, your breath, and your posture.
It’s often hard to slow ones thoughts, it’s a fast paced world we live in but I encourage everyone to stop…. and breathe…..
For one looking into it for the first time I would recommend using a guided meditation; a simple process used to relax ones mind and body. Concentrating on your breath can help take away overwhelming thoughts and feelings during meditation ; in…… and out…. Also slowing the heart rate.
My personal opinion is that meditation can be done anywhere and in infinite ways. Once indulged in meditation you may find certain key points that make it worthwhile. For myself ground yoga or standing yoga, Zen music and sounds of rain help allow me to completely relax my body and spirit. On the opposite spectrum I’ve also found it humbling and calm to walk the inner city with my headphones on; spiritual music playing and losing myself in the streets. There is no wrong ways to go about it.
Calm cool and collected. We sit in half lotus. Becoming more and more enlightened, within ourselves.