Theory and practice
At first, even the simplest meditation for beginners seems somewhat strange.
However, it is important to understand first of all its essence – stopping the thought process. Different practices lead to this in different ways, but all are aimed at working with consciousness, at being able to expand its boundaries without using any means.
The easiest way to start regular practice is under the guidance of a teacher. This gives you the opportunity to focus and make it easier to go through the first few difficult steps. For example, many beginners are lost in the questions of how to do properly: practice meditation
before yoga or after, is it better to do it in the evening or in the morning. It is easier to get answers to these questions from a teacher who will guide you.
ONE YOGA NYC Studio experts recommend starting meditation through the
practice of asanas. To master yoga poses, an important condition is to focus on a part of the body. Therefore, the first steps in the study of asanas will also be an opportunity to learn how to concentrate attention, plunging into the inner world.
An equally significant way is to concentrate on breathing, when in the process of performing asanas all attention is directed to breathing. Mastering this stage becomes important for the practice of pranayama – the ability to control breathing. This is the stage that precedes meditation directly.
Specialists pay attention to the importance of concentration, because without the ability to concentrate on something, for example, on an object or awareness of yourself, or your thought process, it is quite difficult to go beyond your own feelings and thoughts. Therefore, it is important to focus on one thing. And performing asanas with the need to concentrate is a great start for the next step – deep meditation.
By the way, often most beginners do not even realize that practicing yoga in a group with the breathing of ujaya, as it is practiced, for example, in Vinyasa yoga, is already a meditative practice.