More Meditation Exercises to Try

Stress Relief Exercise

Many people want to know how they can meditate when they are very stressed or exhausted. Try this 5-minute exercise to get yourself back on track. Step 1: Don’t think of meditation right now. To go directly from a state of stress or exhaustion to a state of meditation...

Stopping the Thought Process

Thinking and meditating are two totally different things. The aim of meditation is to free ourselves from all thought, Sri Chinmoy says. Unfortunately, the endless flow of thoughts through the mind is the major barrier that beginners encounter in meditation. It seems...

The Art of Concentration

Much of the hard work of learning to meditate is done in the preliminary stages. After you have learnt how to breathe correctly, it is time to perfect the art of concentration. Sri Chinmoy explains it like this: “It is the work of concentration to clear the roads when...

Walking Meditation

Since ancient times, meditation and walking have gone hand in hand. The sages and pilgrims of old used to cover many miles on foot, immersed in silence. Sometimes they used the rhythm of their footsteps to repeat a mantra over and over. Sometimes they also coordinated...

Music for Meditation

According to Sri Chinmoy, meditation and music cannot be separated. He says, “When we cry from the inmost recesses of our heart for peace, light and bliss, that is the best type of meditation. Next to meditation is music. But it has to be soulful music, the music that...

Running and Meditation

Gifted ultra-distance runner Grahak Cunningham offers advice on how to combine meditation with running. We have all finished up a workout and felt great afterwards. It relieves stress and improves fitness. For me, something about running especially invokes clarity in...