Meditation is an extremely powerful yet simple way to relax your mind and body and cultivate a peaceful state of being. However, as well as standard meditation, it is possible to achieve ultra deep meditation states.
The purpose of this article is to give you a method that you can use to help you go into an ultra deep meditation state. The main technique I am going to be discussing is mantra meditation. I will also talk about using binaural beats to attain deep meditative states.
Mantra meditation involves repeating a word or sound over and over again silently in your mind. This keeps the mind busy with an extremely simple and repetitive task, allowing the rest of the mind to fully relax. The mantra we are going to use is OM.
First of all, find a dark, quiet place where you will not be interrupted. Sit comfortably in a reasonably upright position, and begin to breathe in and out deeply and slowly. As you breathe out, say the word Ommmmm in time with your long out-breath. Repeat this for a couple of minutes.
After a couple of minutes of this, you should start to feel rather relaxed. Once you feel relaxed, just let go of controlling your breathing, and then gently close your eyes. As you relax with your eyes closed, simply allow the Ommmm mantra to continue repeating silently in your mind at whatever way feels the most natural and effortless.
The approach you should take here is to use the very bare minimum of effort to let the mantra continue repeating. It should be an almost totally effortless process. There is no right or wrong way to repeat the mantra. If it is naturally fast, then just allow it to be fast. If it is naturally slow and drawn-out, then just allow it to be slow and drawn-out. Just let the sound float around in your head in a natural, effortless way.
While meditating, if at any time you find your mind has drifted away from your mantra and is caught up in thoughts, do not let it worry you. All you do is gently guide your mind back towards your mantra in an effortless way. Also, if you find yourself feeling blissfully relaxed and peaceful, then feel free to let the mantra fade away, and just rest in that deeply relaxed state.
After about 10 to 20 minutes of mantra meditation, allow the mantra to fade away, and then spend a couple of minutes just relaxing with your eyes closed, and eventually slowly open your eyes again.
As an alternative (or in addition to) mantra meditation, you can also try using binaural beats. This involves playing a slightly different frequency into each ear via headphones, and your brain notices the difference in frequency and matches its brainwave frequency to that frequency. This can lead to very deep meditative states.