How To Make Your Mind More Positive Using Yoga and Meditation
These days the power of positive thinking has become a mainstream in our psychological bulwark. It is a leading topic that people have been debating and researching for decades. People should really think about it, in fact; it is the fundamental in every successful person in whatever they achieve.
The complication is, as humans we live by our emotions, by our opinions and our sensibility. This is just a natural human nature which makes us human. It’s what categorizes us from any other living creature on our planet. However, we all notice that there as countless positive uplifting useful emotions and thoughts as there are negative self-defeating emotions.
Using Yoga and Meditation and knowledge of your strongest sense modalities, you can create a conscious suggestion to respond to a positive mental trigger, that you plant in your own subconscious mind. This will allow you to re-experience a positive state of mind anytime and anywhere.
So let’s find out exactly how this is done.
- First, you need to enter a relaxed meditation state
- Then, make a positive reinforcing suggestion that you feel very comfortable in a specific place in your mind that is very calm and tranquil.
- Once you are in a deep meditative state, touch your thumb and forefinger together, (or if you wish, you can create your own special word or touch that’s meaningful to you). This is your trigger that will instantly remind you of how relaxed and calm you are feeling in that moment, so that you may attain a very positive state of mind
- Finally each and every time you use this trigger you will be reminded of how relaxed and calm you feel. Each time you use this technique, your mental trigger will become stronger and stronger to your subconscious mind. Each time you use your mental trigger it will become more relevant and more responsive to your needs. Each time you will experience a positive state of mind.
To create an effective mental trigger, it is extremely important to focus on your own particular sense modalities.
5 different sense modalities to choose from
Imagine a place that’s very special to you. Can you see this special place in your mind? If you can see it, is it clear, very clear or fuzzy? Can you see it in color or black and white? Are the colors vivid or hazy?
Can you see it as a moving picture or still frame? Can you play it fast forward and rewind the image? Can you easily change the images, colors, brightness, motion etc? Can you look at it from a different perspective?
From above or below? Zoom in and out? You may have had no problem answering these questions or you may have seen no image at all. In which case you are probably a non visual person. And that’s O.K. because sense of sight is only one of the five senses.
Imagine your special place. Can you hear any sounds? Are they sounds of nature, like birds chirping, water running, and wind blowing or is there just silence?
Can you hear sounds coming from different directions? Getting louder, or softer? Can you imagine a sound that makes you feel calm and tranquil?
Can you rewind sounds and conversations, making them faster or slower, louder or softer? If you don’t hear any sounds your probably a non auditory person.
Imagine your special place. Can you feel the temperature, is it warm or cold? Can you change the temperature? Can you imagine the warmth of the sun on your skin?
The wind blowing through your hair? The touch of your feet on the warm sand of a beach? The feel of the water on your feet? The mist of the waves hitting your face? Can you imagine holding an object in your hand? Is it heavy or light?
Can you feel it’s texture, size and weight? Can you feel emotion when doing these things? Can you change the image and feel a different emotion? If none of this works for you that’s O.K. your probably a non touch person.
Can you imagine eating your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant? Can you change the meal to something different? Can you change the taste; make it spicy, salty, peppery etc? Can you imagine eating a sour food, and your mouth puckers up? Can you imagine a taste when you picture a color? Can you imagine a taste when you hear a sound? Do you relate an emotion to certain foods? Do they make you happy, sad, calm or relaxed?
Picture your special place again. Can you imagine the different smells as you move around this special place? Are these smells intense, or subtle? Do they change as you explore your special place?
Can you intentionally change these smells? Can you intensify or diminish them? Do you relate various smells to certain emotions? Do you have a relaxing or calming smell? Can you imagine a sound and relate a smell to it?
Play around and experiment with your different sense modalities, and answer the entire question. Create your own questions and answer them.
In time you will find out which sensory modalities you are most sensitive to, and therefore which ones will be most effective and responsive for you. Remember the objective is to attain a positive state of mind.
There are so many secrets that Yoga and Meditation will reveal to you. There are so many ways that Yoga and Meditation can make your life easier and more fulfilling.