The Secret Power of Meditation

  • Post Written by Jai Kai on October 27, 2009
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An ancient technique developed by the Yogis and Sages of India has given us a unique secret power to discover inner joy and outer success. Just 15 to 20 minutes of meditation a day can awaken latent powers within you, perhaps that you never new existed

When I talk about these powers, I am referring to your abilities to acquire and use additional wisdom and knowledge to live to your highest potential and serve your  live purpose and passions. Through meditation we clear our minds – all the clutter stored in our subconscious, and that creates a space to awaken other faculties of our mind. They may include the ability to quickly learn a new language or find innovative ways to solve a problem.

Yogis, sages and meditation masters around the world who have more advanced practices of meditation often develop special powers called “siddhis” – where they can leave their body at will, hold their breath for several hours or even levitate. Most of them will not show of these powers. They use these powers for higher purposes – advanced personal and spiritual development.

In our practice of meditation, we have to start where we are. In the beginning the most important thing is to develop a habit of meditating everyday without being too concerned about how much time to allocate for it. Start with 5 or 10 minutes a day until you feel more comfortable with longer periods of time. You can even take 2- minute meditation or breathing breaks several times during the day.

Meditation is a technique that requires practice, so to become a master at it, you need to make a conscious habit to practice often. In time, you too may discover these secret special powers.

To start realizing the secret power of meditation here is a simple and quick 3-step process.

1. Take a long, slow, deep breath and feel the air fill your lungs as your belly rises and moves outwards.

2. When you lungs are completely full, hold your breath for a second or two and keep your mind clear – observe any body sensations.

3. Now slowly exhale all the air in your lungs and feel your belly moving inwards. Repeat by taking 5 to 10 of these deep breaths.

Notice how you feel – more clam, relaxed and clear headed. Gradually increase the time of your breathing meditation. As you become more advanced you can increase the length of time you hold your breath.

Practice this meditation often. You can meditate almost anywhere at anytime. So, try meditating when you are:

  • Waiting in line at the bank or grocery store
  • Sitting in a traffic jam
  • Sitting at a café waiting to meet someone
  • Needing a little break from work
  • Feeling irritated, angry or upset

Remember, this is only the beginning. In time, you may want to advance you practices and seek out different methods and techniques of meditation. Join a meditation club or attend a meditation class that seems interesting to you. If you are ready and are at the right place at the right time, you may find a guru or master who will teach and support you.

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7 Comments on “The Secret Power of Meditation”

  • John K. said:

    Excellents tips! I do this during my work day when I take a short break. It really helps me to focus better on my tasks.
    Thanks,

    John

  • aman rai said:

    Thanks for sharing… Meditation is a regular part of my daily life… I do it right before bed it helps me sleep better.

  • Belinda Munoz said:

    Jai Kai, I really appreciate this post. Meditation is one of those gifts that’s always there, that we can use at any time, that’s very easy to practice, that brings us great benefits and yet is under-utilized. I find it really helps me when my days are packed with meetings and events but it’s also beneficial to practice even on days when all I’ll be doing are fun things with family and friends.

  • Ideas With A Kick said:

    I use meditation to relax and focus my mind. It does wonders! Especially if something a didn’t like happened, and I seem to not be able to get over it or stop thinking about it, meditation is a great tool to take a mental leap.

    Eduard

  • Jai Kai - SharingSuccess.TV said:

    @ John – liked taking quick breathing breaks when I worked my day job – helped refresh my mind.

    @ Aman – meditation is great before bedtime and helps you sleep deeper

    @ Belinda – Meditation is a gift that can be practiced when you have a busy day or when you are relaxed.

    @Eduard – great point. I use this as well – really allows you to let go of resistance.

  • Anastasiya said:

    Meditation is one of the points on my list that I have always wanted to try but never actually had (sounds weird for a person who is looking for life balance ) Thank you for a short and simple beginner meditation, I’ll try it when my girls are in bed. Looking forward to see all the wonderful results you’ve been talking about.

  • MoonNight said:

    1. Get the air out as in a soft manner. (that way you have room for inhalation)
    2. The inspiration must not be forced or controlled, if you apply step 1 the air will fill your lungs with no effort from you.
    3. Exhale as much as possible.
    – Through all 3 stages try to feel every part of your body and every thought that comes to your mind. Practice and there will not be other thoughts coming to your mind and so you will move to another level of this meditation.
    – A very important tip is the stillness. If you focus on your breathing you will eventually become immobile and this is a great way to experience samadhi.
    – Nothing must be done in force but in harmony with your self.

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