Guided mediation and meditation practice routines are essential for effective meditation. As with any skill, mastery of mediation comes from practice. It can be difficult for a beginner to understand and achieve the theta state of meditation, but this is the place where your mind can powerfully learn and understand, as well as heal and rest.
Most beginners start with the alpha state and progress to the theta meditation level. Practice with tones, beats, music and pacing will be invaluable as a guide. Exercises can help your mind focus on achieving and maintaining the theta state without falling asleep or being sidetracked by “busy” thoughts. With continued effort, a meditative state can be achieved more easily, and perhaps without aids.
Once you can reliably achieve an alpha meditation state, the next goal is to seek out the theta meditation level. It is most easily accomplished when the brain has been trained – using meditation entrainment tones – to find the theta level of meditation, a deep level of meditation with a slow brainwave pattern. The theta meditation level is the most sought-after, most productive, most refreshing level of meditation that promotes happiness, wellness, and spiritual awareness. The theta meditation is often referred to as bliss.