Good meditation is associated with good lifestyle. I am giving below some of the important lifestyle practices for good meditation. Preparation for good meditation is also deeply associated with self respect and dignity. Your life is all about you. Don’t allow too much people to get to you. Love all, but don’t except too much from people. Grow your inner strength.
Do 5 minutes chanting. Through repetition of word, the mind becomes focused and we become fully present in the moment. Chanting attunes our energy systems and this enables us deepen our presence to ourselves and others. Om chanting is the easiest of all meditations.
Limiting the intake of fats
Obesity, high cholesterol and hypertension are some of the major causes of cardiac illness. Keep your heart healthy by limiting the intake of fats. Exercise regularly and most importantly, stay happy. Meditation and breathing exercises are also good, as they improve blood circulation.
Get enough sleep
Sleep for at least six to eight hours daily; it’s a must for overall health. Don’t compromise on your sleep unless in case of an emergency. Sound sleep keeps you fresh and energetic throughout the day.
Avoid chemicals in any form
Wash fruits, vegetables and grains thoroughly before consuming them. Most of these contain harmful chemicals — from pesticides —that affect your long-term health. Similarly, avoid strong chemical treatments on hair and skin, like colouring. Opt for organic food stuffs. In fact, try to use make-up without harmful chemicals like lead, nickel and sulphur.
Increase physical activity
Indulge in some physical activity for at least 30 minutes daily, since exercise is the best way to stay healthy. It need not necessarily be rigorous workouts at the gym. Even something as simple as walking or dancing (choose the exercise you like) will do. Simple measures like taking the stairs instead of the elevator also helps.
Drink lots of water
Drinking seven liters of water a day is healthy. Make sure you keep drinking water throughout the day; it helps to reduce weight as well. Beginning your day with a glass of warm water mixed with lime and honey, cleans your system. Also, a glass of water before your meals improves digestion and stops you from overeating.
Maintain your dignity
In life you have your good days and bad days. Sometimes, you have lower level of ego sometimes it is balanced. Self respect is the key point of meditation. When you have self respect, you will not be depressed by criticism. When you maintain a balance throughout the day, your meditation will be good.