HOW to Meditate (last in this series).
So we have seen that meditation is a cleansing of the subconscious. A way of observing the social and intellectual programming you have received. Seeing how the inner most complexity of your feelings project out into your life. A way to eliminate negative self-talk, boredom, frustration etc.
Meditation in life not then becomes not a question of what you are doing but how are you doing it. It relates to focus & intention. Equally when we go to meditate we go through a process to bring us present;
Preparation of our environment; are we sitting comfortably
tuning in, doing a few warm ups if we are not doing a full kriya.
Straightening and scanning the posture and maintaining our alignment during the meditation. Slowing the breath.
How long should we meditate for, 3, 11, 31, 62 mins, up to 2 ? hrs
40, 90, 120, 1000 days
What is the difference in these times;
3 mins = blood and circulation stabilized, electromagnetic field changes (it only takes 3 mins to get x rated thoughts (YB)
11 mins = pituitary starts to secrete, adjustment of glands and nerves. You can direct your mind.
22 mins = Negative, positive and neutral minds balance and they begin to work together.
31 mins = Allows the glands, breath, and concentration to affect all the cells of the body. It lets the psyche of the meditation affect the three gunas and all 5 tattvas?? Affects whole brain and aura.
62 mins = changes the grey matter in the brain.? The subconscious (shadow mind) and positive outer projection are integrated (6 + 2 = 8 ? cycle of 8 relates to Pranic body)
2 and a half hrs = changes the psyche in it?s co-relation with the surrounding magnetic field so that the subconscious mind is held firmly in the new pattern by the surrounding universal mind.? Change in subconscious mind stays throughout the day. Complete cycle of prana and apana.
40 days = change a habit, 90 days = confirm/establish habit, 120 days = integrate habit/you become it, 1000 days = mastery of habit/state.
As to the meditations given by the Mahan Tantric, Yogi Bhajan there are too many to go through here but it is important to remember though that our practice is enhanced many times over by being in sangat (when there is a group of us). As individuals we go through the group to access the universal.