10 tips for places on the planet to meditate
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Meditation is an ancient practice focused on training awareness, attention, and compassion. It is a way to re-energize both body and mind. Some like to practice it indoors, while others prefer it outdoors. So there are many places to meditate worldwide. Get to know ten of those places.
Meditation teaches you to talk to your whole
The place for meditation is important as mentioned. Still, what matters is your feeling, that is wherever you feel a good vibe that matches yours, it sure is the best ambiance for your inner connection.
After all, "you make the environment, not the other way around”.
Before start meditating, follow these two steps:
1 - Breathing: with relaxing music playing, hold your breath until it is bearable. In the meantime, visualize your goals and imagine them fulfilled. Then release the air slowly and rhythmically.
2 - Mantras (vocalic sounds): If you like chanting mantras to enhance your meditation, do them by mumbling or mentally. Meanwhile, talk to your cells and help them to boost their strength. For each mantra a specific purpose. Likewise, for each mystical or religious cult, there is a different ritualistic manner or a particular meditative posture.
There are many types of meditation.
Loving Kindness Meditation
Qi Gong Meditation
Sudarshan Kriya Meditation
The most pleasant and effective type of meditation, of course, depends on your philosophical or religious principles as well as on your self-confidence. Some like to meditate indoors and others prefer to meditate in mystical places located around the world.
Traveling to Meditate
Traveling to a meditation retreat is the perfect way to mix adventure and spirituality. Mystical tourists also prefer to meet with people who "follow their same script". After all, “everyone learns from each other”. However, you need to take some precautions before traveling.
3 important requirements before choosing a place to meditate
1 - Tourist Agency
Every meditation retreat has a company responsible for the complete service. Nowadays, however, you ought to be very careful. It’s not that hard to check the agency's credibility. Once this is done, contact someone who made the same trip.
2 - Others' experience
Before booking, try to find out about testimonials (references) from those who have lived the experience. Not that this information can influence you at all, but it is worth a try. All set, jump to the following topic.
3 - Local food
The cuisine, of course, varies a lot from place to place, as it will always depend on local customs. Consult the type of food that is following your vegan or vegetarian principles (if this is the case). This action can spare you from many issues concerning different cultures.
At that point, time to make a contact with your travel agency to schedule your meditating retreat overseas.
10 tips for places on the planet to meditate:
1 - Chapada dos Veadeiros, Brazil
The region is located in the northeast of Goiás, the state of Brazil. It has a rich diversity of fauna and flora, which is proper as a backdrop for rituals and alternative therapies of various mystical lines, including various massage and relaxation techniques.
2 – Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
Located in the interior of the Brazilian state of Bahia, it is known as a hiking paradise, attracting tourists from all over the world in search of self-knowledge and a more naturalistic life.
3 - Yiheyuan, China
Aka Summer Palace is a sumptuous Chinese building is highly sought after for mystical tourism. The so-called "Garden of Cultivated Harmony was a retreat of Chinese emperors for their meditation practices.
4 - Machu Picchu, Peru
Between mountains and valleys, this eerie place is considered one of the most mystical on the planet. The most famous spot is the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which offers a unique vibe for those who want to soak up the magnetic air of the Peruvian mountains.
5 - Andalusia, Spain
The famous yurts situated in the middle of the Andalusian forest are perfect for meditation directly with nature. The small huts are in the middle of dense vegetation. Good for enjoying and also"taking" a good forest bathing.
6 - Ganges River, India
Meditating around the sources of the Ganges River is an incredible mystical experience for those who wish to get in touch with their inner self. Many tourists stay at an ashram, which is a kind of abode for ascetics, Yogis, Samchists, Vedanists, and Tantrics.
7 - Camino de Santiago, Spain
The Camino de Santiago, a.k.a. the Way of St James, is a network of pilgrims' ways to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great. Pilgrims have chosen this sacred path since the 9th century. The "French Way" is the most popular and goes from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago. For a quieter pilgrimage, the "Portuguese Way", which begins in Lisbon, is the most suitable, as is the "English Way", which starts from the Galician port of Ferrol.
8 - Easter Island, Chile
On the shores of the Pacific Ocean and 2,300 miles from the South American continent, Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is one of the most remote places on Earth. It is full of mystery, as many legends surround the place. Its famous Moais, statues that were part of a cult of ancestors, represent their spirits. Ideal for meditation in honor of your ancestors.
9 - Old City of Jerusalem, Israel
One of the oldest cities in the world, Jerusalem has been attacked, besieged, destroyed, and resurrected many times over the millennia. Nevertheless, it remains sacred to the three great monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The ecumenical atmosphere allows for a full and deep meditation. It is essential to visit the mosque on the Temple Mount, watch Jewish pilgrims push kvitlach (small notes) into the cracks in the Western Wall, and walk the Via Crucis, which, according to religious records, would have been the path Jesus walked up to his crucifixion.
10 -Cape Reinga, New Zealand
It’s located at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand and is considered by the Maori as a spiritual site. The mist that runs through the region, according to legend, is the souls of the deceased who descend into the material world. You can also contemplate the foam generated from the meeting of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean, as well as descend to the old pohutukawa tree clinging to the rock, through which "souls slide into the depths.". Good opportunity to honor your loved ones who have gone to other dimensions.