We do yoga to increase our body strength, it lowers our stress levels in the same way we meditate to make our mind strong, a person who is strong mentally can achieve anything in life.
The essence of meditation is awareness.
What is AWARENESS?
This big space (like the sky) is always there inside you. The secret is to recognize it. First, you watch neutrally, step back, take a break, you will be more aware step by step. So be aware of everything inside of you: comfort, discomfort, doubt, anger, panic, tranquility, etc. So when you are more aware, you bring space into and around your thoughts and emotions, So the emotions and discomfort, after all, will disappear. Your work is only to be aware.
How to Meditate With Overactive Mind and Uncontrolled Thoughts?
It is just that people normally think they are busy but if you look at their lives sixty percent of the time they are preoccupied with something this is like chewing the cud, Cows, goats have this facility that they can eat today and after few hours they can bring it back then chew the cud such facility was not given to humans in their body so we have created one in our mind, to become silent is possible when you do not think of yourself, if you think you are smart how can you shut up, therefore, distance yourself from the thought process, once there is the distance between you and your thought process it does not matter what you are thinking.
Stop an overactive mind and dozing off while meditating with these 7 tips from Sadhguru
1. Talk less
2. Reduce body movements
3. Chant mantras
4. Break the identities
5. Don’t try to stop your mind
6. Create a distance
7. Choose the right food
The meditation should be done in a secluded place like a room where nobody except you can enter, sit in a relaxed manner in padmasana posture concentrate your mind in almighty by saying a little prayer or chanting the divine names of the lord there are various techniques of mediation used by great masters like Ishakriya guided meditation and Shambhavi mudra.
Practise 2-5 minutes of stillness after each technique, one must try to withdraw the mind from external thoughts into God’s lotus feet try to silence your external and internal body sensations. A calm body and quiet mind should be the ultimate goal of a spiritual seeker.
Maintain mild focus between your eyebrows, with inhalation you take this thought “I am not this body” with exhalation “I am not even this mind”.