Why Meditation Should Be In Your Routine

What is meditation?

Meditation is a practice where an individual user's techniques such as mindfulness for focusing The Mind on a particular object thought or activity to train attention and awareness and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state, 

It is not about concentration, it’s actually about de-concentration. It’s not about focusing one’s thoughts on one thing, but instead on becoming thoughtless.

Top Benefits of Meditation:- 

1) Spiritual benefits

i) It takes you to a beautiful place where you can retreat from the problems of the world and find peace and serenity. It helps you deal with the stress and anxiety of life.

ii) Increasing your imagination, creativity, teaching you tolerance, and gaining a powerful perspective to handle stressful situations.

 2) Emotional health benefits

i) Some forms of meditation can lead to improved self-image and a more positive outlook on life

ii) For example, one review of treatments given to more than 3,500 adults found that mindfulness meditation improved symptoms of depression.

Similarly, review of 18 studies showed that people receiving meditation therapies experience reduce symptoms of depression compared with those in a control group

Another study found that people who completed a meditation exercise experience fewer negative thoughts in response to leaving negative images compared with those in a control group

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3) Health benefits

i) More focus and clarity and a better approach towards a big problem 

ii) Body Related Benefits

-Lowers high blood pressure.

-Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks.

-Decreases any tension-related pain, such as tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle, and joint problems.

-Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior.

-Improves the immune system.

-Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy.

  1. Sit comfortably. It can either be on the floor with legs crossed or on the chair.
  2. Soften your gaze or close your eyes – many people prefer to do so.
  3. Take a few deep breaths and relax. Bring your attention to breathing and what happens to your body – air moving through your nose, raising of your chest and belly.
  4. Keep observing your breath throughout the practice – we suggest starting with 10min. It is suggested to set a timer, so you don’t have to worry about the time.
  5. Notice when your mind wanders from your breath. When it does, gently return your attention to breathing – there is no need to bock your thoughts, eliminate thinking, or try to force it.
  6. When the time has passed, lift your gaze or open your eyes. Take a moment and notice how your body feels at this moment.

Let's start with small steps towards meditation by making a timetable:- 

Check the following meditation video for understanding the basics of meditation for 5 minutes.

Final Results after completion:-

i) It’s simple – if you like how meditation makes you feel, continue! In 21 days you will develop a small habit, which will help you to continue your journey much easier.  

ii) What if you are not in love with meditation after 21 days? Don’t give up on it just yet – experiment with different types of meditation, change the time of the day when you meditate, or try meditating in a group instead.

Mediation is not spacing out or running away. In fact, it is being totally honest with ourselves” – Kathleen McDonald 

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