How To Deepen Your Meditation Practice // words by Meditation Teacher Izzi

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We asked the beautiful Izzi, Meditation teacher, Hypnotherapist and founder of T-Shirt brand IndigoLily UK to give us some tips on how to deepen ones meditation practice. 

Below are some valuable advices: 

“I see meditation as the most incredible exploration of all facets of yourself, of ‘reality’ and can open up infinite possibilities with psychic abilities/ supernatural potential. So it isn’t really a case of not “needing” it, I truly believe everyone should give themselves this gift of self exploration, and connection to truth.” 

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Words by Izzi 

 

The advice I am going to share with you is from my own personal experience with my own practice – which really is all I can share.

There is a depth to the knowledge gained through experience which cannot be learned by reading about it, it takes time and there are layers and layers to uncover and move through. I find the more I experience the less I realise I know, so here are some of my suggestions which have guided me along the way, they are here for you to take or leave.

 

Find your One Love with meditation 

I recommend finding your One Love surrounding meditation, that will always be greater than any resistance your mind can come up with. Often the more comfortable or content people feel in life, the more they say that they don’t need meditation. I feel like this is where more understanding comes, because I see meditation as the most incredible exploration of all facets of yourself, of ‘reality’ and can open up infinite possibilities with psychic abilities/ supernatural potential. So it isn’t really a case of not “needing” it, i truly believe everyone should give themselves this gift of self exploration, and connection to truth.

Deepening your practice is something which can only come from you, the intent and the intensity or dedication of your meditations is important to allow you to move deeper into altered states of consciousness.

 

Pick a method that you will follow for the duration of time you’ve allocated

Before you begin, I would pick a method you are going to follow for the duration of time you’ve allocated, whether that’s just following your breathing or mantra repetition, and stick with it. Stay focused on the technique you have chosen to follow and each time your mind tries to move you away come back to it.

Consistency is important 

Consistency is important, I personally meditate for 50 minute to an hour every morning and every evening. The more disciplined I am with my practice the deeper the exploration I am able to enter into. Splitting your practice is a great option, even if it’s 20 minutes in the morning 20 in the evening whatever you can commit to this will be beneficial to your progression.

 

Posture is important 

Posture is also very important,  having an erect spine will have such a positive impact on your practice. So make sure that you are aware of your spine, making adjustments when you need. 

 

Become aware of your Heart 

Be aware of your heart, the layers of your heart, that space of home inside you. There is a real subtle, delicateness in being able to drop from the mind into the feeling of the heart, the heart is known as the bridge between the sky and the earth. By focusing our breathing and our awareness in our own heart space we can open up to this unconditional, limitless loving potential that exists within each one of us. In this reality are conditioned to believe that we are limited to our 5 senses. When we start to mediate, purifying our spine, balancing our chakras and opening our hearts to love we are able to open ourselves up to other dimensions, visions, and self exploration. This journey to understanding our true nature is unique to each one of us, there are many paths.

 

Here are some meditations you might like to try out:

  • Trataka – for your third eye. This has been one of the most powerful methods for me
  •  Shamanic journey meditations
  • Sushumna breathing
  • Chakra balancing
  • Breathwork 

 

Trust your own internal compass

As time has gone on, I have moved out of the meditations I first began to learn, that I have evolved. I follow my own intuitive lead, some things resonate and some things don’t so above everything: trust your own internal compass. Every single person is living in an entirely different reality, no one is you, with your memories, your experiences and your self work. So really trust yourself, drop from your mind into your heart and listen with your feeling sense. Everything is already inside of you, every single answer so let yourself be still and really listen.

 

Spiritual practice doesn’t end when we stop meditating, let life be your practice 

Deepen your knowledge through reading around meditation and other other expanding topics. Create a little space, whether you have a room for meditation or a corner which you have made especially for practice. Make it as beautiful as you like, pictures, candles, incense so that meditation is not a chore for you and you find the beauty of going inside, experiencing altered states of consciousness and connecting with your own magick.

Find Izzi’s work below: 

Meditation Teacher Website 

Instagram 

 

Also, check out Indiogolily UK T-shirt’s 😍

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