Agni Miami's Secret To Meditation
Let's dive into our secret of meditation, where we will reveal, the best forms of meditation. By the end of this article, not only will you know our secret, but you will be able to apply our secret. You, the reader, will be able to manifest a world where peace and love flourish. Styles of Meditation:
When it comes to meditation, many people have different opinions as to how they go about it. Some people prefer to meditate alone, and other's look at meditation as an attitude where you self-reflect with the help of others.
Wherever you fit within this spectrum, we are going to take a look at some helpful ways to bring you the best possible meditations going forward.
First, we’re going to try and separate meditation into two types. For you to understand the secret of meditation, you have to imagine it as an active or passive state of mind. This concept is similar to the principle of Yin and Yang, where all things exist in twos, one power complimenting the other. Type 1, Active Meditation:
Active meditation is creating an objective to guide you — for example, guided meditation.
A guided instructor may move you from one task to another. The first task might be feeling sensations around your body.
The second might be listening to every noise around you.
Whatever the task is, it's an active role on your part to direct your mind and improve your focus.
Remember, the goal of active meditation is to improve your consciousness to a more disciplined state.
Your current state would be the starting state, and your state at the end of your meditation should be an ideal state.
Moving from one state to another is what makes the meditation in this case, active. Type 2, Passive Meditation:
Passive meditation, on the other hand, is accepting your state and dwelling in it for as long as you can.
To understand passive meditation, let's create a scenario:
Imagine yourself about to cry. You have two choices:
to A) hold back the tears or release the tears (Active, moving from one state to another).
Or B) experience the state of "about-to-cry" for as long as possible.
Staying in a state of emotion with no intention of leaving it almost seems unnatural. Rest assured, that it is good for the mind to settle into a state; it allows an individual to understand the source of that emotional state. Other Benefits of Passive Meditation:
Passive meditation allows a person to accept what is there without trying to change anything. It challenges you to embrace emotions you might have skimmed through otherwise. In today's society, it is the norm not to get caught up in a moment, but counterintuitively getting caught in a moment, can give you a sense of better understanding for that moment.
Why did you feel that way? Could you have felt another way instead? What is your higher being trying to tell you at that moment?
All these questions can bring a lot of clarity when applying them to passive meditation.
Allowing you to have more insight into who you are and how you got that way.
It is life-changing when you understand more things about yourself that you didn't know were there. It can be the catalyst to stronger self-empowerment.
Which is what Agni is all about. Practical application:
Maybe the next time you have a desire to meditate on your state of being, you can find a way to combine active and passive meditation into your practice.
When you are doing a mental scan of all your emotions, look to switch between active and passive meditation.
For example, there may be certain emotions from your past that stick around for a while. It's okay to rest in those emotions with the help of passive meditation.
Once you have correctly taken time to do passive meditation, you can then move on to active.
For an active meditation, one practice we recommend is humming or stating a mantra below your breath to increase focus.
After you have combined both meditations, you will feel the added benefits of applying both styles of meditation into your practice. After that, you will be more thane eager to play around with how you flow from active to passive.
Some people say it is a creative experience where the journey of possibilities is endless. Disclaimer:
If you've ever attended Agni, you'll see yogis arrive early to class, and work on meditation or a warm-up.
It's an excellent experience for us to offer these kinds of pre-ritual services because meditation and warming up is fundamentally vital for mental and social wellbeing.
The healthier your mental state, the better you can perform the actions that truly reflect the good intentions of your heart.
We also believe that there is no better way to find your truth than with a balance of alone-time and group exercising.
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