Power of Meditation
By HopeQure |
06 May 2020
Do you feel stressed? Do you have anxiety issues or tension? Are you worried?
Have you considered trying meditation for the same? Spending just a few minutes in meditation can help you to restore calm and internal peace.
Fortunately, meditation is not rocket science and hence anyone can practice it. Above all it is cost free and it doesnt require any special tools.
Practising Meditation dates thousands years back. Though earlier meditation was meant for deepen understanding of self and world. Also it used to be about leaving worldly pleasure. However, now meditation has become a stress buster or relaxation activity.
Meditation can be understood as a medicine that works for both mind and body. As during meditation, we focus our attention and cancel out external stimulus and even our own disturbing thoughts. This results into enhanced physiological and emotional wellness.
Benefits of Meditation are endless it gives you a sense of peace, calmness and clarity or balance in life. It helps one to have improved attention and concentration. It also helps in anger management, building tolerance and patience. Reduction in negative emotions and increased self awareness could also be gained as a result of regular meditation practice. It has proved to be saviour for those having anxiety issues, panic attacks and even depression. It serves useful in managing sleep disorders like insomnia or in general improvises sleeping experience.
Meditation might also work in other health conditions other than psychological, especially ones caused due to stress like hypertension, blood pressure. It has been found to be helpful for asthma patients since it involves focused breathing. Few researches suggest that meditation helps in combating cancer, chronic pain and migraine. Meditation is definitely not a replacement for medical treatment rather a useful addition.
There are many types of meditation and relaxation techniques that have meditation components. All share the same goal of achieving inner peace.
- Guided imagery: In this method of meditation one forms mental images of places or situations they find relaxing like river side or mountains etc. You may go through this process by a guide or expert.
- Chanting: In this type, one has to repeat a calming word, thought or phrase it can be religious such as OM or any positive affirmations.
- Mindful meditation: In this kind of meditation one has to become mindful, or try to have an increased level of conscious awareness and acceptance about present.
- Focused breathing: this is just literal one. In this meditation, one has to focus on the flow of their own breathe on every inhale and exhale. With every inhale-exhale cycle you leave thoughts aside and just relax.
There is how you can start:
All you need is to sit at a quiet place in a comfortable position, focus on your breathing, breathe deeply and let your thoughts pass through your mind without being stuck.
You need not to judge your meditation skills, it get builds with continuous practice. However, its common for human mind to wander in spite of how long youve been practicing meditation. You may experiment to find what type of meditation works best for you. Remember, theres no correct or incorrect way to meditate. It is important that meditation helps you feel better than before.
Power of Meditation