Hey! You can ask me anything about Meditation. I will teach you how to meditate to manage stress, improve your focus and peak at your wellnes.

Muhammad Adenowo
Oct 21, 2017

I meditate every night before bed, making me experience sound and refreshing rest at night, thus managing stress. I have thus decided to help 1000 people enjoy the same extraordinary experience.

Hence, I write articles and blog posts in the niches of wellness, health and fitness, to reach out to people and help them. I teach them how to thrive and maximize wellness.

Ask Me Anything about Meditation. I'm willing to help.

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Is it good to release stress? 

Oct 22, 4:10AM EDT0

What exactly is meditation?

Oct 20, 7:23PM EDT0

What are some benefits of meditation?

Oct 20, 6:55PM EDT0

How does one meditate?

Oct 20, 2:26PM EDT0

Isn't meditating difficult?

Oct 20, 2:01PM EDT1

Do you only meditate before bed?

Oct 20, 11:22AM EDT0

Where is the best place to meditate?

Oct 20, 9:58AM EDT0

How do you feel after meditating?

Oct 20, 8:33AM EDT0

How can meditation help me "de-stress"?

Oct 20, 8:17AM EDT0

Where did you learn about meditation?

Oct 20, 8:13AM EDT1

I don't understand what meditation actually is, can you explain?

Oct 20, 5:07AM EDT0

Hello Saiful,

Thank you for eaching out!

Meditation in another word is called reflection (by concentration).

You try to narrow all your thoughts to about just one thing, thereby easing the pressure of multiple thoughts on your mind. 

Thus, more awareness is generated for your mind, and improved mental health is achieved.

Meditation is a very beautiful thing, you shoulld definitely practice it too.

There are 6 various types of meditation-

  • Mindfulness meditation
  •  Spiritual meditation
  •  Focused meditation
  •  Movement meditation
  •  Mantra meditation
  • Transcedental meditation

It's best to identify which is best for you. As for me, the Mantra meditation is more refreshing and easy. It's also the best for beginners.

So Saiful, here are the steps for the mantra meditation:

  1.  Find an extremely quiet place- You shouldn't experience any disturbance while meditating. Go with a stop watch/ timer (or your phone), a pen and short book.
  2. Sit comfortably- On your bed, sofa or the floor. You can support yourself with pillows by your side. You can sit cross-legged or straighten it. Just make yourself comfortable.
  3. Choose a mantra- A word you will repeat throughout the period while you meditate. Any nice word like "love", "God", "peace" is fine. As for me, I like to say "Hum" continuously. Just a nice short word will do.
  4. Get emotional a bit- Especially if you're an extrovert. You need to make all your energy intinsic, a.k.a Get Yourself Collected . Then, set you timer; time (10mins for starters) and volume (low). 
  5. Gently close your eyes and breathe in deeply thrice- Start your timer. Then close your eyes, breathe in (nose) and out (mouth) gently twice. Then breathe in slightly the third time and hold it.
  6. Repet your mantra, silently and softly- Gently try to focus your mind on your mantra alone, but don't fight your thoughts when they come. They surely will.
  7.  Stop repeating your mantra, when your timer sounds- Don't open your eyes just yet. Stay calm for a minute, and flow with your thoughts.
  8. Open your eyes and write in your book- Open your eyes and gently pick up your pen and short book (but don't leave your spot just yet).
  • Now here's the thing Saiful.

    • If I'm meditating at night, once I open my eyes, I write down all the things that made my day sour/ bad, and trash the piece of paper. Then I go to bed immediately (I've always woken up refreshed). 
    • If in the morning, I write down my life goals (long term) and my activities for the day. Then, I charge on to complete all the activities in progression towards my goals.

    Justice done? I hope so.

    You can also checkout healthline for a broader understanding.

    Choose a type, and try it out for a week. Let me know how you feel afterwards.

    Stay blessed Saiful. 

    Last edited @ Oct 22, 6:05PM EDT.
    Oct 22, 5:58PM EDT0

    Every time I try to meditate, I basically sit there silently till I fall asleep, what am I doing wrong?

    Oct 20, 4:49AM EDT0

    Hey Idris,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    Meditation, like any other healing therapy, has laid down steps by which it's done. These steps can only be strictly followed, for optimal results to be experienced.

    I'm not sure how exactly you've been doing your meditation overtime, thus, I can't tell what exactly you've been doing wrong.

    Nonetheless Idris, here are a few things you might be doing wrong-

    1. Your sitting position: Perhaps you've been sitting reclined or laying on your back. You should sit with your back straight, and rested against a wall or your bed-wood. I mean, sit upright and comfortably.
    2. Meditating just after a heavy meal: DON'T DO THIS IDRIS! Please don't. You surely would ride straight into dreamland (just being hilarious). If you will meditate at night, take an early light dinner not a heavy supper. And if in the morning, take a coffee and do a slight workout (like jogging on a spot for few minutes, doing few push ups) before meditation.
    3. Doing the wrong type of Meditation- There are broadly 6 types of meditation. Check which is right for you.
    4. Perhaps, you've not just mastered the process- I suggest you practice more. Practice makes perfect.

    How insightful are my replies?

    Checkmate your meditation process with these 4 suggestions, and let me know your result afterwards.

    You definitely won't be sleeping off anylonger, rather easying off your stress before you properly go to sleep.

    Stay blessed Idris.

    Oct 22, 5:31PM EDT0

    Who taught you how to meditate?

    Oct 20, 4:18AM EDT0

    Hi Toukir,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    Meditation is a very beautiful thing that everyone must experience and practice constantly.

    I was experiencing partial insomnia months ago. In a bid to read more about healing myself, I read a lot about meditation on webmd, Chopra Centre and healthline.

    You can check out those sites, preference for Chopra Centre.

    Practice these 6 easy steps of mantra meditation. Let me know how you feel afterwards.

    Stay blessed Toukir.

    Oct 21, 5:44PM EDT0

    What blogs have you written for?

    Oct 20, 12:46AM EDT0

    Hey Nicz,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    I have an article published on Medium (about meditation and wellness), and more to come.

    I started pitching Clients about 3 months ago, to feature on their blogs, and websites, but I haven't got any just yet.

    Perhaps, you might want me to write for you, I'll be glad.

    Meditation is a beautiful thing, that must be experienced by all. Thus, I want to get the word out there, and help other people peak at their wellness (like I'm trying to do).

    Let me know what you think.

    Stay blessed Nicz.

    Last edited @ Oct 21, 5:30PM EDT.
    Oct 21, 5:25PM EDT0

    What are the different types of meditations? Which do you think is the best?

    Oct 20, 12:32AM EDT0

    Hey Henry,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    Meditation is a very beautiful thing , you should try it too.

    There are broadly 6 types of meditation, according to healthline.

    Here they are Henry:

    1.  Mindfulness meditation
    2.  Spiritual meditation
    3.  Focused meditation
    4.  Movement meditation
    5.  Mantra meditation
    6.  Transcedental meditation

    It's best to identify which is best for you. As for me, the Mantra meditation is more refreshing and easy. It's also the best for beginners.

     So, here are the mantra meditation steps for you:

    1.  Find an extremely quiet place- You shouldn't experience any disturbance while meditating. Go with a stop watch/ timer (or your phone), a pen and short book.
    2. Sit comfortably- On your bed, sofa or the floor. You can support yourself with pillows by your side. You can sit cross-legged or straighten it. Just make yourself comfortable.
    3. Choose a mantra- A word you will repeat throughout the period while you meditate. Any nice word like "love", "God", "peace" is fine. As for me, I like to say "Hum" continuously. Just a nice short word will do.
    4. Get emotional a bit- Especially if you're an extrovert. You need to make all your energy intinsic, a.k.a Get Yourself Collected . Then, set you timer; time (10mins for starters) and volume (low). 
    5. Gently close your eyes and breathe in deeply thrice- Start your timer. Then close your eyes, breathe in (nose) and out (mouth) gently twice. Then breathe in slightly the third time and hold it.
    6. Repet your mantra, silently and softly- Gently try to focus your mind on your mantra alone, but don't fight your thoughts when they come. They surely will.
    7.  Stop repeating your mantra, when your timer sounds- Don't open your eyes just yet. Stay calm for a minute, and flow with your thoughts.
    8. Open your eyes and write in your book- Open your eyes and gently pick up your pen and short book (but don't leave your spot just yet).

    Now here's the thing,

    • If I'm meditating at night, once I open my eyes, I write down all the things that made my day sour/ bad, and trash the piece of paper. Then I go to bed immediately (I've always woken up refreshed). 
    • If in the morning, I write down my life goals (long term) and my activities for the day. Then, I charge on to complete all the activities in progression towards my goals.

    So Henry, I suggest you check which is best for you here, or you simply try out my method.

    Whichever one you adopt, practice it for 1 week and let me know how you feel afterwards.

    Stay blessed Henry.

    Oct 21, 5:16PM EDT0

    Where are you from?

    Oct 19, 11:36PM EDT0

    Hey Dan San, 

    Thank you for reaching out!

    I'm from Lagos, Nigeria. And you?

    Do you meditate? Share your experiences with me.

    Thank you.

    Stay Blessed Dan. 

    Oct 21, 5:05PM EDT0

    How long have you been practicing meditation?

    Oct 19, 9:33PM EDT0

    Hey Alvin,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    It's been 6 fantastic months now (since May). It's one of the best things I ever started in my life.

    You can check out the 6 easy steps of mantra meditation.

    Try it out for 1 week, and let me know how you feel afterwards.

    I promise you it's worth a shot.

    Stay blessed Alvin.

    Oct 21, 5:03PM EDT0

    Should people that don't have trouble sleeping still meditate?

    Oct 19, 3:34PM EDT0

    Hi Melody,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    Meditation is a beauitiful thing, and it's for all- young or old, ill or healthy.

    Just knowing that you don't have trouble sleeping (like I used to), made my day. That's to say you're healthy.

    Congrats!

    Nonetheless Melody, over the years, 3 things have been proven to help peak health and intelligence:

    • Exercise
    • Diet and
    • Meditation  

    So my friend, it's a win-win for you. You should still practice meditation. And I recommend the Mantra Meditation (it's what I practice).

    Check out the 6 easy steps for mantra meditation.

    Try it out for 1 week, and let me know how you feel afterwards.

    Stay blessed Melody. 

    Oct 21, 4:57PM EDT0

    Are there different ways of meditation? Which one do you practice?

    Oct 19, 12:23PM EDT0

    Hello Shilpa,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    Meditation is a very beautiful thing , and can be done in various ways.

    Various ways include:

    1.  Mindfulness meditation
    2.  Spiritual meditation
    3.  Focused meditation
    4.  Movement meditation
    5.  Mantra meditation
    6.  Transcedental meditation

    It's best to identify which is best for you. As for me, the Mantra meditation is more refreshing and easy. It's also the best for beginners.

     So, the Mantra meditation steps here for you Shilpa:

    1.  Find an extremely quiet place- You shouldn't experience any disturbance while meditating. Go with a stop watch/ timer (or your phone), a pen and short book.
    2. Sit comfortably- On your bed, sofa or the floor. You can support yourself with pillows by your side. You can sit cross-legged or straighten it. Just make yourself comfortable ma'am.
    3. Choose a mantra- A word you will repeat throughout the period while you meditate. Any nice word like "love", "God", "peace" is fine. As for me, I like to say "Hum" continuously. Just a nice short word will do.
    4. Get emotional a bit- Especially if you're an extrovert. You need to make all your energy intinsic, a.k.a Get Yourself Collected . Then, set you timer; time (10mins for starters) and volume (low). 
    5. Gently close your eyes and breathe in deeply thrice- Start your timer. Then close your eyes, breathe in (nose) and out (mouth) gently twice. Then breathe in slightly the third time and hold it.
    6. Repet your mantra, silently and softly- Gently try to focus your mind on your mantra alone, but don't fight your thoughts when they come. They surely will.
    7.  Stop repeating your mantra, when your timer sounds- Don't open your eyes just yet. Stay calm for a minute, and flow with your thoughts.
    8. Open your eyes and write in your book- Open your eyes and gently pick up your pen and short book (but don't leave your spot just yet).

    Now listen Shilpa,

    • If I'm meditating at night, once I open my eyes, I write down all the things that made my day sour/ bad, and trash the piece of paper. Then I go to bed immediately (I've always woken up refreshed). 
    • If in the morning, I write down my life goals (long term) and my activities for the day. Then, I charge on to complete all the activities in progression towards my goals.

    So Shilpa, I suggest you check which is best for you here, or you simply try out my method.

    Whichever one you adopt, practice it for 1 week and let me know how you feel afterwards.

    Stay blessed Shilpa.

    Oct 21, 4:41PM EDT0

    what are the steps on how to go about this 

    Oct 19, 11:01AM EDT0

    Hey Victoria,

    Thank you for reaching out!

    Meditation is a beautiful thing, and you will definitely find it refreshing.

    Here are the steps Victoria

    [I recommend you practice for 10 minutes for starters].

    1.  Find an extremely quiet place- You shouldn't experience any disturbance while meditating. Go with a stop watch/ timer (or your phone), a pen and short book.
    2. Sit comfortably- On your bed, sofa or the floor. You can support yourself with pillows by your side. You can sit cross-legged or straighten it. Just be comfortable Vicki
    3. Choose a mantra- A word you will repeat throughout the period while you meditate. Any nice word like "love", "God", "peace" is fine. As for me, I like to say "Hum" continuously. Just a nice short word will do.
    4. Get emotional a bit- Especially if you're an extrovert. You need to make all your energy intinsic, a.k.a Get Yourself Collected . Then, set you timer; time (10mins) and volume (low). 
    5. Gently close your eyes and breathe in deeply thrice- Start your timer. Then close your eyes, breathe in (nose) and out (mouth) gently twice. Then breathe in slightly the third time and hold it.
    6. Repet your mantra, silently and softly- Gently try to focus your mind on your mantra alone, but don't fight your thoughts when they come. They surely will.
    7.  Stop repeating your mantra, when your timer sounds- Don't open your eyes just yet. Stay calm for a minute, and flow with your thoughts.
    8. Open your eyes and write in your book- Open your eyes and gently pick up your pen and short book (but don't leave your spot just yet).

    Now Victoria,

    • If you're meditating at night, write down all the things that made your day sour/ bad, and trash the piece of paper. Ensure you go to bed immediately (you will wake up refreshed, I promise you). 
    • If in the morning, write down your life goals (short and long term) or your activities for the day. Then, you are good to go. 

    For everything in life, persistence is key. So, try this for a week and let me know how you feel afterwards.

    Stay blessed Victoria. 

    Oct 21, 4:18PM EDT0
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