Meditation is a process. It involves clear steps and techniques that need to be followed precisely, so that the person meditating will get the full benefits of the act of meditating. These steps need to be followed for one to feel the full effect of meditation in his life. Neglecting any part of the entire proves will not only delay, but probably even completely deny the attainment of anything good from the practice. Those who are thinking of doing meditation as a means of stress relief better be prepared for adhering to the techniques right from the get go. The start can already be used as a measuring stick, since only those who are truly determined would care about going through the whole process.
Such was my very own mindset when I joined the ranks of those who meditate to become more relaxed and then live a stress free and entirely healthy lifestyle. The difference with me was that I already accepted the fact that meditation is indeed a process that are built on specific steps rather than going at it at your own discretion. There’s a huge difference between doing it and not minding the steps and techniques that are integral parts of meditation. And because I followed the right path regarding my meditation, I was able to immediately notice the benefits it offered. Since I am also willing to take my meditation to a higher level, I am learning how to lead a meditation, and this would be in guided meditation.
Leading a Guided Meditation
Leading a guided meditation should only attempted by those who already have a solid foundation on basic meditation. After all, you are involving other people who trust you to lead them and help them focus and concentrate.
• Choosing the exact kind of meditation that you will lead is a crucial point in the process. Basic visualization meditation would be just fine for leading guided meditation. Making the right choice of space is important; it should be spacious enough to accommodate the group that you’re leading.
• Allow the participants a few minutes to mingle and interact with another. After they’ve gotten to know each other a little, get the group into a comfortable position for the session. A basic seated position would be just fine for starters.
• Speak to the group in a calm and yet clear voice, nit too soft and not too loud. It should be just perfect to let the group enter their ideal meditative state. Start describing the meditation steps to the group, as you are experiencing it yourself. It is best to relate to them your experience, which they are also experiencing, rather than imposing on them what to do or think about.
• As you go along with the group, pause at different and yet proper moments. This will enable each one to be right in time with one another. As you wind up the session, bring the group out of the meditative state in a gradual way.