Meditation

What is Meditation?

We are forced to live a hectic and hurried life in this highly competitive world that exposes us to mental ailments such as stress, tension, anxiety and needless fear. We mindlessly pursue materialistic rat race life under the influence of immense pressure and do not allow enough time to relax and develop our mind. This fast life style declines our mental and physical health. It is in this scenario the role of meditation becomes significant. Meditation helps to master stress and lead a happy and fulfilling life with a sound body and brain.

Yoga meditation

Meditation is a powerful course of stress reduction and has the potential to better quality of life. The ultimate aim of meditation is to focus and quiet your mind, eventually reaching a higher level of awareness and calm. When our mind is peaceful we are free from troubles and mental irritation and we experience true happiness. If we train our brain to become peaceful we will be happy all the time, yet in the most untoward conditions. Thus, it is important to develop our brain through meditation.

Types of meditation practices

Mindfulness meditation and Transcendental Meditation are the two prevalent forms of mediation, media learns to bring attention to the sensation of the flow of the breath in and out of the body. The meditator understand what is being experienced, without reaction to or judging it. This meditation will enable the meditator to learn experience thoughts and emotions in normal daily life with greater balance and acceptance.

The transcendental meditation is a meditation practice derived from Hindu traditions. In this type of mediation, certain a mantra (word, sound or phrase repeated silently) to prevent distracting thoughts from entering the mind. The aim of transcendental meditation is to achieve a state of relaxed awareness.

The transcendental meditation is a meditation practice derived from Hindu traditions. In this type of mediation, certain a mantra (word, sound or phrase repeated silently) to prevent distracting thoughts from entering the mind. The aim of transcendental meditation is to achieve a state of relaxed awareness.

Benefits of meditation

  • Increases concentration
  • Reduce the stress
  • Gain peace of mind
  • Decreases anxiety and tension
  • Improves emotional stability
  • Encourage positive thoughts
  • Intuition develops
  • Builds self confidence
  • Develops emotional maturity
  • Less aggressiveness

Physiological benefits:

  • Increases blood flow and slows heart rate
  • It decreases respiratory rate
  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Significant relief from asthma
  • Relaxes nervous system
  • Lowers oxygen consumption
  • Increases the energy level

 

 

 

 

 

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  • tlcji

    Ahhh, what a great article – thank you. A meditation practice is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself, your family and community. I practice transcendental meditation (TM) regular and have now for many years – I love it and for me it is the perfect technique. It is worth noting that it is important to learn from a trained teacher – that instruction and the support that comes along with it are SOO very important. You can find out more at the TM website. _/_