How to Meditate on God - Meditation Tips

Meditation is considered as one of the best practices to keep body and mind in balance. It not only helps to stay calm but also helps you to concentrate on your work. It can make you feel happy and blessed. It can relax you and help you understand things and situations in a better way. In this article we will teach you how to meditate on God and increase your self potential.

How to Meditate on God

Understand God

Before you meditate on God it is necessary to understand God. Is it a distinct creature sitting in the sky and watching everything that we are doing? The answer is NO. Instead of thinking of god like that you should assume it like energy. This energy has no shape. This energy is everywhere in the form of light, heat, sound, vibrations. Every object that we see is energy. This energy can take any shape. It is also present in you. If you want to meditate on God then you you should meditate of that energy.

Meditate on God

You need the following things to start your meditation practice (especially if you are a beginner):

1) A silent room.
2) No surrounding sounds
3) Proper ventilation
4) Loose  clothes

These things are only necessary if you are beginner, but once you get the taste of God then you can meditate anywhere and anytime.

You should follow following steps to meditate on God:

1) Lie down on your back in a comfortable position. You may use a bed or a yoga mat, whichever you feel comfortable.
2) You should be in your loose clothes, so that there is no stress on your body. Make yourself as much comfortable as you can.
3) Close your eyes slowly and start to take long breaths. Then come to normal and comfortable speed.
4) Don't concentrate on your breath now.
5) Now concentrate on the energy in your body. (In India we call it "Praan Oorja", Life Energy). Feel as if this energy is flowing in your body.
6) Now feel as if this energy is collecting in your forehead, just in the middle portion above your eyes.
7) Try to feel that energy is flowing from all parts of your body towards your forehead. From toes, tips of fingers, through legs, arms, stomach, chest,neck to your forehead.
8) In the beginning you might find it difficult but within weeks you will feel the difference.
9) Practice it for 15 to 30 minutes daily.
10) Within weeks you will feel that after meditation you forehead is little bit warmed up. The heating will increase with time.

To get deeper into meditation practice it is necessary to have a Yoga Guru who have a deep knowledge.

Yoga during Pregnancy Benefits for Child and Mother

Yoga is considered as a good health practice in every phase of life. You can even practice it during pregnancy. Its good for both child and mother. There are several books available in market about how to practice yoga during pregnancy. We will also mention some good yoga poses that can be practiced during pregnancy. But either you should hire a yoga teacher or consult your doctor before practicing it. Every pregnancy is different and if these yoga poses are done incorrectly then it may harm.
Yoga is practiced in India from several centuries and knowledge of Indian Yoga Teachers is considered best in this field.

Benefits of Yoga during Pregnancy

  • Some deep breathing yoga exercises are preferred during pregnancy as they provide good amount of oxygen in blood to both mother and the child in the abdomen.
  • Yoga makes you stress free which relaxes your body and mind. Its also necessary for physical and mental growth of fetus.
  • Muscles near the abdomen, such as lower back and pelvic region, are most used by the body of mother during pregnancy. Good yoga practices keep these muscles in health state. It also makes delivery easier.
  • Stretching yoga exercises makes circulation better and help in fluid retention.

Which yoga should not be practiced during pregnancy

  • Those yoga postures should be avoided which make excessive pressure on your abdomen. Instead practice those postures which extend your abdomen.
  • Don't indulge in forward bending yoga asanas as they make pressure on abdomen.
  • Konasana (angle pose) should not be done after seven months of pregnancy.
  • Those Yoga Asanas which require making balance should be avoided.
  • Don't practice those yoga posture which need lying down on your stomach.

Yoga during Pregnancy

Following Yoga can be practiced during pregnancy after consulting a yoga teacher: 

Vakrasna (Twisted pose)

Benefit: Spine, legs, hands, neck are exercised. Gentle massage is provided to abdominal organs.

Utkatasana (Chair pose)

Benefit: Strengthens thigh and pelvic muscles

Konasana (Angle pose)

Benefit: Makes your waist flexible. Removes fat from the waist region.

Paryankasana (Ham's pose with one leg)

Benefit: Makes abdominal, pelvic and thigh muscles strong.

Hast Panangustasana (Extended hand to big tow pose)

Benefit: Improves pelvic and thigh muscles

Bhadrasana (Butterfly pose)

Benefit: Strengthens inner thighs and pelvic region

Parvatasana (Mountain pose)

Benefit: Improves body posture and provides relief in backache

Yastikasana (Stick pose)

Benefit: Corrects posture, body gets stretched, relieves body tension

Yoga Asanas for Weight Loss

Increasing weight is an issue of major concern for those people who want want to live a long and healthy life. Increasing weight might become a reason for various diseases related to diabetes. People often go towards yoga asanas for weight loss. Yoga Asanas are well known for their fast effects without side effects. Here we will provide you a list of yoga asanas for weight loss.

Yoga Asanas for Weight Loss

  1. Setu Bandh (Bridge pose): Its benefits your thighs and lower back. (See Image)
  2. Mandukasan (Frog Pose): It reduces belly fat. (See Image)
  3. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose): Its good for thighs and back. (See Image)
  4. Pavanmuktasana (Wind-releasing pose): It provides a good workout to your stomach. (See Image)
  5. Ardha Matsyendrasana: It helps a lot in removing the belly tire (sides of stomach). (See Image)
  6. Vakrasana: It removes fat from your stomach and belly area.  (See Image)
  7. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose): It provides a good stretch to your legs, chest and arms.  (See Image)
  8. Halasana: It stretches your whole body. (See Image)

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These yoga asanas for weight loss should be practiced with proper care and in proper manner. If done incorrectly then you you might not get the desired result. The images provided above don't show the complete process of performing that yoga, so don't try it without knowing it completely. If you can get a yoga teacher then its better as he/she can teach the complete technique.

The yogas listed above are not only meant for weight loss. Their main motive is something else, but they also help in weight loss. Yoga asanas are the best practice to keep you fit and it can be practiced even in elderly age when running, swimming and workout in gymnasium is not possible. Running and swimming are considered as best exercises for weight loss, but you can't practice it after a certain age. So i will suggest you to go for yoga asanas as they are easier to perform and can be practiced at home. But performing yoga asanas for weight loss make sure that the room is well ventilated. Fresh air brings in the "Pran vayu" wich is must for performing yoga asanas.