How to Meditate
Learning to meditate can be easy.
The difference is in the details! Larry explains everything from the process of choosing a mantra, to how to deal with distractions while meditating. Larry shares with you the secrets he has picked up along the way incorporating your tongue and your eyes, and draws on your experience with swings and duets. You will “actually” feel like you are meditating and therefore, when you meditate, you will know you are getting all of the extraordinary benefits meditation has to offer. The secrets are the details.
Meditating with Larry is effective.
MeditationPlus is effective because you will be able to do it. In addition, you will want to do it. When you learn how to meditate using meditationPlus, you can learn how to use the meditative state you achieve in your practice to find creative solutions to the problems you face in your life. Relationships, work, illness and injury all bring with them problems and challenges that require wisdom and perspective if we want to be able to claim the satisfaction, joy, happiness and peace we all want to achieve. Meditation can help give us a new perspective and sense of clarity for dealing with these problems and can become another tool for navigating life.
The second reason meditationPlus is so effective is because your mantra will give your meditation direction. A mantra is the power that you will be cultivating in order to make your life more effective. You will be tuning your mind and body to a note of your choice, a note that will enable you to play the music of your life with more harmony, more power and more effectiveness. In addition, meditationPlus will bring you all the benefits that scientific research is confirming and more. It will reduce stress, relieve depression, improve sleep, lower blood pressure and boost your immune system.
Do you have to be religious to practice meditationPlus?
No, meditationPlus is independent of any specific religious tradition. On one level you could consider it totally generic, as represented by our wooden model on the cover. The mindfulness techniques taught are all totally natural, involving nothing more than the breath, a smile, a duet, a gaze and a swing. Your choice of a mantra, however, allows you to design your practice to be as practical, spiritual or religious as you would like. Atheists will be comfortable with the many practical mantras they have to choose from.
On the other hand, if you are devoted to a specific religion, meditationPlus can deepen that relationship. There are specific Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Hindu and Buddhist mantras offered in that regard.
Why meditate with meditationPlus?
MeditationPlus is a great method for learning how to meditate because it doesn’t try to reinvent meditation. It makes meditation accessable and easy to use. Because it is approachable, it is easy to understand why your meditation practice is working.
Enjoy your journey!
Let’s be clear up front. I am not a monk. I am an American, married to my wife Susan for 42 years. We have raised 3 children and now have 4 grandchildren. I have worked in business and owned my own companies. Susan and I learned how to meditate while students at Cornell University back in 1969. Like you today, I just knew it was something I needed to do, something that would help me lead a healthier, happier, and more productive life. We have meditated every day since. I sit before you as testimony to the fact that meditation works, that it has done all of those things for me and more. We can’t imagine a day without meditation.
Over the years I have tried many different meditation techniques. I have been blessed to study with masters all over the world. In another video I will explain the two major meditation techniques of mantra and mindfulness, and I will share with you the advantages and disadvantages of both. I encourage you to take advantage of what I have learned. Please, learn from my mistakes, and learn how to reap all of the benefits from your meditation practice. Whether your interest is practical, spiritual or you would like to use it in conjunction with your specific religious tradition, whichever one that is, I have been there and I can help.
Learning how to meditate does not have to be mysterious or difficult and you don’t have to sit in lotus in become an accomplished meditator. And please, let me dispel a major myth up front. You do not have to calm your mind to meditate. It is not a prerequisite. When people teach how to meditate by starting with “sit and quiet your mind” I think no wonder most people don’t think they can meditate. Hear this clearly. How to meditate does not have to start with a calm mind. If you can already calm your mind why learn how to meditate? It is the meditation technique that works to make your mind calmer. Note, I didn’t say perfectly calm. Calmer is the goal here.
So whether you are just beginning your journey into meditation or are looking for help on the journey you have already begun, I am here for you. I will offer you my insights on how to meditate and reveal a variety of secrets along the way. All of the basics can be found in my book How to Meditate, Secrets to the Easiest and Most Effective Meditation Technique. With it you will receive a download of me leading you through a complete meditation session. But more than that, on this website you will find many helpful articles and videos to help you on your journey. I share with you secrets to relaxation and the three areas in your body that hold the most stress. I will go into details on specific breathing techniques and what to do with your tongue which I describe as the most dangerous muscle in your body. There is a video on hand positions and various ways to sit for meditation. Keep checking back as I continue to add new teachings on a regular basis.
Thank you for coming here. May you be blessed with all that you desire.