Simplest form of Meditation- 3 minutes in English and Hindi
Updated: Jun 4
I have encountered three types of reaction when I mention the word meditation:
1 “It’s not for me, I wonder how people do it, it’s so boring.”
2 “I really want to learn; I have done it in the past and left.”
3 “I practice regularly”
Obviously the three options are in descending order of occurrence.
There are a lot of myths which surround the practice of meditation; also there are a few informal meditation practices which are unknown to most people.
Let me lay done a few facts about meditation:-
1 It is not religious in nature
2 It can be learnt by anyone and it’s okay if you think you can’t sit still.
3 Meditation doesn’t mean clearing your mind of all thoughts.
4 You don’t have to create an ambiance for meditation or sit in a particular posture.
5 Meditation is for everyone not just people who are stressed.
6 Children as young as 5 years of age can be taught to meditate.
7 There is no such things as perfect meditation, it is a practice
8 It doesn’t mean you’re running away from problems
9 It is different from relaxation, hypnosis or concentration.
10 There is no goal, it’s only the experience in that moment
You don’t have to sit in a particular posture or chant anything. It takes about 3-4 minutes and can be done anywhere.
This is the simplest form. Plug in your ear phones for some guided meditation.
Informal meditation practices like Mindful Eating, Mindful Walking, etc. I will uploading guided meditations for the same soon.
- Dr Nahid Dave