BASICS OF MEDITATION
Flexibility in Practice
Students of Yoga Meditation have different inclinations towards the practice. There as many paths and methods as there are people. There is no perfect, one-size-fits-all formula in Yoga Meditation or in spiritual practice. Study yourself and let your heart guide you to what feels best for you.
As you advance in your sadhana, you will eventually realize that all life is yoga and every action is a ritual. Meditation then would become as natural as breathing itself.
If you wake up a little earlier in the morning or meditate just prior to bed at night, you may find it most easily matches your routine. Some people seem to be naturally more fresh and alert in the morning, or in the evening. That may be your own best time to meditate. However, your schedule and your personal responsibilities may also have a great impact on when you meditate. Regularity is important, but do not become framed or disappointed when karma brings an obstacle your way. Do not be fixed or disturbed when obstacles arise, instead keep a welcoming mind and an open heart and use challenges as opportunities to be AWAKE to bring a meditative attitude to every situation, no matter the circumstance.
Try to cease each opportunity to engage in mindfulness. Each action or moment of life is an opportunity to practice meditation. There are different techniques and approaches: from dance to laughter, from walking to swimming anything in life could become a meditation practice if you allow it to embody the principle and right attitude of communion with the Divine.
Regularity in meditation is extremely important.