If you are following this blog you have seen many examples of how the benefits of meditation are enhancing peoples lives. You have also heard me say before that peoples biggest excuse not to meditate is that they do not have enough time. How many minutes every day do you sit in front of the TV, on Facebook or surfing the web? Most who say they do not have the time just need to prioritize what it is that they are doing with their time. We have looked at some active meditations in previous blog posts that take as little as 2-3 minutes that you can work in to your day and will offer many benefits. Sometimes these active meditations can be used as a gateway to building a more in depth meditation practice.
By having body awareness with meditation you will enable yourself to focus deeply and apply your energies towards growth rather than simply maintenance. Having a healthy body is a critical foundation for having a healthy mind, healthy emotions and a healthy spiritual life. The first stage of training the body is to develop correct posture and alignment. Without correct posture and alignment you will be in a constant state of instability. Instability can lead to distractions and injuries.
A Deep Meditation Practice with Nei-gong. Nei-gong is a traditional Chinese art of developing more Qi (energy) and increasing your bodies circulation of Qi. Consistent practice of Nei-gong is part of the process of internal alchemy and resulting in the cultivation of the “Three Treasures”. The Three Treasures are Essence, Energy and Spirit. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the spirit relates to your morale, and being in the moment. Developing a healthy spirit will keep you full of vitality and your eyes will shine with brightness. To develop a Deep Meditation Practice with Nei-gong understanding these three treasures is essential. In order for this to happen many things need to fall in to place. 1- First you will need to develop a strong foundation. This means to be rooted in your movement and your mental weal being.