Shaolin monks meditation is a form of meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years by the Buddhist monks at the Shaolin Monastery in China. It combines physical postures and movements with mindful awareness to cultivate inner stillness, clarity, and peace. As practitioners progress in their practice, they seek to become one with the universe, unlocking their true potential.
20 Minutes Guided Shaolin Meditation
Find a comfortable seat or cushion to sit on. Your feet should be flat on the ground with your energetic hands resting on your lap, palms facing up. Close your eyes and relax your body, letting go of any physical tensions you may have.
Begin by taking three deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. With each breath, feel your body relax and the oxygen flows through you like a refreshing wave of energy.
Imagine yourself in a tranquil forest surrounded by tall trees and lush vegetation. Take in the fresh air of this beautiful environment and let it fill you with peace and tranquility. Listen to the gentle rustling of leaves swaying in the wind and birds singing their song as they soar above you.
Focus on each sensation that arises from this peaceful setting – notice how your muscles loosen, how your breathing slows down, and how it starts to become easier for you to just simply be without any expectations or agendas other than allowing yourself to be completely present in this moment – no matter what thoughts or emotions arise for you during this time of meditation simply observe them without judgment or attachment before fully allowing them to pass away into nothingness.
Now draw attention towards the center of your being namely, around two inches below your navel or slightly above the area known as “the sea of energy” according to Chinese medicine. This powerful point can serve as an anchor while meditating, as it helps channel our internal energies. At the same time, we practice mindfulness exercises such as focusing on our breathing or paying close attention to bodily sensations related to physical tension and relaxation, eventually leading us into deeper states of awareness, concentration and clarity throughout this session.
Start off by focusing intently on each inhale followed by each exhale, slowly counting 1-2-3-4-5-6 until 10 then repeating back again from 1 take note of any sensations that arise during this exercise such as areas where there is tightness around certain parts of your chest or torso due to stress or tension breathe into those areas consciously sending prana (energy) into them until you sense some relief that can then accompany further relaxation throughout your body if needed for optimal relaxation during this process – continue for 5 minutes noticing when thoughts come up but allowing them simply pass without judgment before returning back to focus solely on breath counting for another round if necessary until feeling relaxed enough before proceeding further with meditation session itself.
Once settled, find yourself visualizing a small candle flame at eye level about 15 feet away from where you are seated stare intently at its flickering flame, noticing the subtleties between its brightness and brighter moments along with its darker more dim times all while listening intently to its crackling sound so that over time it becomes clearer more vivid in terms of sight & sound do not strain though instead allow these visuals & sounds come naturally paying close attention only when necessary otherwise letting go so that new perceptions can arise effortlessly within this space continue doing so for 5 minutes if thoughts pass through during any time simply acknowledge them before bringing back focus onto candle flame directly once more before ending visualization exercise itself after allotted amount time has passed (5 minutes).
After completing the visualization exercise, open your eyes gently looking upwards towards sky noting how clear blue hue fills entire field vision perhaps seeing few white clouds floating steadily across horizon line visualize rays sun spreading outwardly from edge of the atmosphere filling entire region with warmth & comfort feeling gratefulness joy radiating within body self know whatever happens next comes from a source higher than ourselves finding ourselves.
Surrendering willingly whatsoever comes our way doing best possible job can live life fullest capacity embracing challenges difficult moments.
Everyone seeks so longingly yet often elusive nature itself really only found within depths heart learning trust living eternal now moment always no matter what life brings our way true Shaolin meditation experience has been achieved here today after twenty minutes well spent cultivating soulful reflection.
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