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Meditation

Every living being is moving along life's mysterious pathway searching for a meaningful and lasting happiness. The longing for this infinite freedom has led to the exploration pf the planet Earth - and onwards to the stars. Now, the time has come for Humanity to embark on the Greatest Adventure of all - Meditation. Meditation is a fundamental practice in yogic path, having the aim to put oneself in contact with his/her divine nature, to make one realize he/she is a unique living body with Infinite Love pervading all the Universe. Through the regular practice of meditation, one can experience a sense of inner peace and general wellbeing that improves human life. It's also important to understand that, at first, meditation practice leads to remove inner blocks due to fears, pent up anger, and psychological problems that are obstacles towards enlightment. So, it may happen that, in the first months of meditation practice, one's mood and emotional states have swings, different situations may arise, such as backache, pain in the legs, restless mind, weakness, drowsiness, headache, etc. The heart can be ready, but the body and mind aren't. This is due to this process of mind purification induced by meditation, and this is normal. Unfortunately, many people believe that meditation is just for relax, so, as soon as they perceive an emotional disease, they tend to stop meditating.
Yoga postures (asanas) can help to overcome these obstacles. With the regular practice of asanas - stretching, strengthening, balance, breathing exercises and concentration on specific points in the body - these problems can be overcome and one can sit to meditate while feeling relaxed, wakeful, calm and concentrated.
"To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem. To meditate means to observe." -- Thich Nhat Hanh
A man asked Lord Buddha "I want happiness". Lord Buddha said "First remove 'I', that's ego. Then remove 'want', that's desire. See now you are left with 'happiness'".
"When you think everything is someone else's fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy". -- Dalai Lama

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