Science proves meditating restructures your brain and trains it to concentrate, feel greater compassion, cope with stress, and more. For many of us, accessing that same settled, contented state is more difficult to do in meditation. It’s not easy to watch the mind reveal its worries, its self-criticism, or its old memories. This can happen for a number of reasons, although overly hectic lifestyles, poor dietary habits as well as information overload are the usual suspects.
We know that stress is a major contributor to almost every ailment imaginable, from thyroid, depression to diabetes and digestive issue. To me the definition of meditation is similar to ‘Love’. You can try to explain it to someone, but unless they have experienced it – they won’t really ‘get it’. Through regular practice of meditation you can see drastic and major changes in your all aspects of life.
There are many different meditation traditions and techniques –
- Whether you’re in a chair, on a cushion, or on the floor, sit comfortably with your spine straight.
- Use the relaxation breath technique practicing meditation for just 15 to 20 minutes per day with the help of music or mantra
- Just place the attention on your breath as it comes in, and follows it through your nose all the way down to your lungs.
- Try counting “one” as you take in the first breath, then “two” as you breathe out.
- Repeat this to the count of 10, and then start again atone. It will make you more focused and productive.
- You’ll be happier and less stressed, your communication will improve, you’ll get more clarity and more focused towards your goal. It can help you to get better sleep.
- Meditation can give you a feeling of calm, peace and balance that advantages both your emotional well-being and your overall health. Through meditation you can learn ART OF LIFE.
- Most important thing is to maintain a journal. After meditating, reflect on the experience in a journal.
Meditation is now commonly used to treat mental health disorders, addiction, and everyday stress, as well as promote better sleep. Choose a mantra (word or phrase), thought, or feeling on which to meditate. For example, a common mantra is Om (pronounced Aaaaaah Ooooo Mmm), which represents the root of all sounds. If preparing for a performance or competition, visualize yourself succeeding; use all your senses as you mentally act out the scenario.
Dhyana heyah tad vrttayah.
Meditation removes disturbances of the mind. —Yoga Sutra II.11
Meditation can help people with anxiety disorders. Regular practice of Mindfulness meditation is teach us to to become aware of the present moment—by paying attention to sounds, your breath, sensations in your body, or thoughts or feelings—and to observe without judgment and without trying to change what you notice.
Science has shown that your mind and body benefits from taking time out of your daily life to shut down and meditate. The benefits of meditation are endless, but mantras for anxiety or sinking into deep relaxation with yoga nidra will help you feel centered. Your body will thank you!