Three Basic Easy Meditation Techniques for Beginners

The question here is pretty obvious. What are your meditation techniques? How do you meditate? There are many people out there in need of more meditation ideas. Many websites tell you meditation is important and offer a simple meditation technique. Here we are going to look at a few examples of ways you can induce a meditative trance like state, like those used by the famous psychics across history most notably Edgar Cayce.

I generally offer the classic Hindu method of meditation to beginners as it is a simple method and is similar to what they are expecting to have to do. After all this standard meditation exercise has been spoon fed to us through the media for our whole lives since its legend came over from India in Victorian times. Meditation and visualization techniques can help to can calm your mind and enter a relaxing state. The Hindu method goes something like this:

The Classic Hindu Induction



1. Sit with your back straight and your hands face up in your lap.
2. Breathe in a Pranayama style: breathe with your diaphragm rather than your lungs.
3. Relax your facial muscles and jaw, let your mouth hang open.
4. Begin a mantra of gentle "Ohm's" allow the word to 'drag slightly' as if your singing and you will experience a vibration sensation in your body.
5. Clear your mind of all thoughts and allow a gentle stillness to overcome you.

However this classic Hindu style method may not be the meditation technique you are looking for. Everybody thinks in different ways and may need different meditative methods for inducing a trance like state.  The work of Franz Mesmer into mesmerism kick started a revolution in trance induction in Europe and thus many more inductions were developed. 

The Candle Induction



1. Light a candle and place it on a solid surface where it cannot fall.
2. Sit down approximately one metre away from the candle with your legs crossed.
3. Focus all of your attention onto the flame, watch it dance.
4. Relax your facial muscles and jaw, let your mouth hang open.
5. Clear your mind of all thoughts and allow a gentle stillness to overcome you.

This candle light induction is more more useful for those whole are visually minded and struggle to concentrate for long periods of time. You will be amazed when you notice how easy it is to 'zone out' using this meditation method. Soon the area around the candle will start to disappear from your sight and a white blankness will start to form around the edges of your vision. Sound interesting? Altering your perception through meditation... Well this next one will blow your mind. If you are the kind of person who scares easily then this one isn't for you. If you are still wrestling with the idea that using psychic powers may be some kind of dark satanic thing then this next meditation is not one for you! 

The Dark side Induction



1. Light a candle in a dark room at night and place it on a solid surface opposite a mirror.
2. Sit down approximately one metre away from the candle facing the mirror with your back to the candle.
3. Ensure that the candle is in an area behind your head and that you cannot see the flame in your reflection.
4. Relax your facial muscles and jaw, let your mouth hang open.
5. Stare into your own face, and observe the surreal events that occur.

This last method is not for the feint of heart, trust me it will show you things that you won't believe. Your reading this now in your chair or on your phone thinking "pah!" and those people I challenge to try this. The frankly weird things that you will see differ from person to person. There are those who claim they have had precognitive experiences while doing this exercise, for me something much more terrible happens.