Meditation techniques have traditionally had a very calming and soothing effect on the practitioner. The path to inner peace has never been easy, but a new technique being followed by a few people will surely help you rightly achieve the same. However, the practice is sure to p**s you off initially.
The technique is simply referred to as “Rock Balancing.” Not be mistaken with balancing on rocks, rock balancing involves physically arranging different shapes and sizes of rocks on top of each other so as to create a vertical structure. The internet is strewn with images of seemingly impossible vertical structures involving pieces of rock arranged in ways that often defy logic and physics. However, rock balancing is an art that, according to the practitioner Michael Grab, will offer the best form of inner peace, reported Earth Porm.
Michael Grab has been into “stone balancing” for quite some time and describes it as one of the best forms of meditation. His website, appropriately named Gravity Glue, offers a lot of advice, information, and, of course, tons of photos that exhibit his skills.
Meditation via stone balancing is certainly not easy. Rocks are not symmetrical; neither do they seemingly have an obvious center of balance. But Grab explains, it’s all about the “indentations in the rocks,” reported Life Buzz.
“The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks.
By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters.
Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, i am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
The meditative rewards are most satisfying once you overcome physical and mental barriers, explains Grab. He also advises to practice rock balancing near a creek or river. “Rock balancing can be a great way to relax, the streaming water sounds and intense focus creating a meditative state,” says Grab.
[Image Credit | Michael Grab /Gravity Glue]