With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health. We are often so busy we feel there is no time to stop and meditate! But meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused.
Meditation is an exercise that trains your mind to regulate itself.It’s ability to focus on one thing continuously without break.Meditation is that which gives you deep rest. Meditation is an activity in which the practitioner just sits and allows the mind to dissolve.Its consistent re-connection with your true inner self.
Its just like our bodies require physical activity to keep us strong,healthy and active,our mind is a muscle that also require exercise and regulation to keep it strong,healthy and active.
If you think meditation is hard you are absolutely right.Its very difficult to get your brain to shut up for longer than 5 seconds not thinking about something else.These two above reasons is why people don’t try it out.
There are numerous benefits of meditation. It is an essential practice for mental hygiene.
- Less Blood Pressure
- Lower Heart rate
- A calm mind
- Good Concentration
- Clarity of perception
- Improvement in communication
- Blossoming of skills and talents
- An unshakable inner strength
- Less Stress
- The ability to connect to an inner source of energy
- Relaxation, rejuvenation, and good luck are all natural results of meditating regularly.
HOW TO MEDITATE: SIMPLE MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS
This meditation exercise is an excellent introduction to meditation techniques.
- Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair or cushion.
- Close your eyes.
- Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
- Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.