Busy Life and Meditation

Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind, an ordinary person may consider meditation as a worship or prayer but actually it is not. Meditation is a state of awareness, whatever you do with awareness is meditation but as long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mindfulness. Meditation is not a technique rather it is the way of life. While meditating your mind is free of scattered thoughts and different patterns. As per the meditator, all activities of mind are reduced to one.

By the term meditation, we can refer to many practices that include techniques designed to increase relaxation and build internal energy. Meditation has a calming effect and direct awareness inwards until pure awareness in achieved. The term meditation itself refer to state itself as well as to practices or techniques applied to achieve awareness.Meditation

Forms of Meditation

The main purpose of meditation is to focus on single stimuli and reject each and every distraction around and while mediation there are certain things that count in proper meditation.

Physical Posture of Individual

There are various postures which are taken up while meditating like sitting, supine and standing posture. While keeping a certain posture keep your eye closed and just focusing on a single point.

Mindfulness

It is a psychological process of bringing one’s attentions to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present movement, and it can be increased by practicing meditation. Meditators start with short periods of 10 minutes per day and as someone practice it regularly it becomes easy for him/her to attain focus and breathing. Eventually, awareness of the breath can be extended into awareness of thoughts, feelings, and actions.

How to Meditate:

Meditation focusses on the breath because physical sensation of breathing is always there and you can use it as the anchor to the present moment. After mindful breathing then comes the concentration part and after it the awareness of the body. Throughout the process, you may find yourself caught up in emotions, thoughts, and sounds where every your mind goes try to come back to next breath. Here are some steps to Meditation Practice:

  • Sitting Comfortable
  • Notice what your legs are doing
  • Straighten your upper body
  • Notice what your arms are doing
  • Soften your gaze
  • Try to feel your breath.
  • Notice when your mind wanders from your breath
  • Be kind to your wandering mind
  • When you are ready gently lift your gaze

Places to Meditate:

You can sit anywhere to meditate. The basic theme of meditation is to find peace in the environment. It might be on your meditation chair with light music in the background or garden with outdoor wall fountains will be creating charming sounds of water dripping. Meditation in the garden is one of the best kinds of meditations though. It is not about sitting on a somewhere particular place but rather than sitting in a comfortable place. You can sit where every you feel easy and comfortable.

Benefits of Meditations:

With the meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more energy. As the level of energy in the body increases joy and peace increases.

  • Lower Heart Rate
  • Improved Circulation of blood
  • Lowered Blood Pressure
  • Less Precipitation
  • Slow Respiratory Rate
  • Less Anxiety
  • Less Stress
  • Low Blood Cholesterol Level
  • More Feeling of Well Being
  • Less Stress
  • Deeper Relaxation
  • Increased Focus

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