How to Get Over Thoughts

Question

Hello Sir/Madam,

My question i have started doing meditation last week for bringing awareness but i whenever i start it i can not do it more then 5 minutes and also i get many thoughts during meditating. How to get over thoughts ?

Thank You

—neha, india

Answer

Dear Neha,

It’s wonderful that you have started to meditate. Meditation is a great practice to help you go beyond the mind.

The natural tendency of the mind is to think. When you start to meditate, you become more aware of your many thoughts and recognize that they distract you from experiencing peace in meditation. That is why you need to use scientific meditation techniques to go beyond thinking.

Ananda teaches the meditation techniques that brought from India by Paramhansa Yogananda. To learn how to meditate click here:

http://www.ananda.org/meditation/getting-started/how-to-meditate/

Here is Ananda meditation page with many different offerings: http://www.ananda.org/meditation/

Blessings,

Nayaswami Diksha