We already have a guide on information about personal growth, specifically your brain, and there was also an entry on how to train and care for your body. So now it’s time for your inside.
In this post, you will learn what meditation is, how to do it, and how it affects your body and mind.
Meditation is a mental training that includes elements of relaxation, focus and awareness. Meditation for the mind is what physical exercise is for the body.
Never in the history of mankind has communication and the flow of information been so easy, simple and fast. This carries a lot of positive values, but it also has dangers. Technological development has occurred so rapidly and so rapidly that the human being is not adapted to deal with this excess of information. People suffer like never before from mental and emotional problems. Medication, depression, panic attacks, and the inability to cope with stress make many people suffer. The excess of “noise” around you literally overwhelms you. The cure for this turns out to be meditation. It is, in a sense, an essential part of the hygiene of our lives. It is a process, a skill that needs to be trained
When I started practicing meditation, it turned out to be one of the key steps in my development and an important part of a lasting change and change my whole life. From a stressed person full of fears, I have become a calm, harmonious, balanced and optimistic person. It has translated into my whole life. I felt the beneficial effects of meditation on myself and therefore I want to make others realize that a medicine that costs nothing can help.
The reasons for practicing meditation vary, but each person emphasizes that meditation brings:
brain and moods
- regulates mood disorders
- reduces stress and anxiety
- reduces the symptoms of a seizure medication
- increases concentration
- improves psychomotor alertness
- reduces the need for sleep duration
- helps reduce addiction
mind and performance
- improves concentration, attention, and the ability to work under stress
- improves information processing and decision making
- gives mental strength, resilience and emotional intelligence
- increases pain resistance
- increases the ability to focus
- improves learning, memory and self-awareness
- improves your well-being
- enhances creativity
body and health
- reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
- affects genes that control stress and immunity
- lowers and regulates blood pressure
- reduces inflammation
- extends life
- creates states of deep rest in body and mind
- reduces social isolation (you feel more valuable, important and loved)
- it increases compassion and reduces worry
- reduces the feeling of loneliness
The Dalai Lama once said, “If every eight-year-old on earth were taught to meditate, we would eliminate world violence in one generation.”
Focusing on the object – This is a very simple technique, if the object of our concentration is the breath, we focus our attention on the sensations accompanying the breath.
Focus on sensual experiences – in this area we focus on sensory experiences. We can practice mindfulness literally everywhere, it’s a big plus for people who have little time
The practice of kindness and compassion – this practice is very beneficial, helps us develop empathy for ourselves and others, thanks to which we are also more understanding during meditation. We stress less and have a calmer mind.
Moving meditation – Take a walk, and when you go, start focusing on the sensations you are feeling in your body. Pay attention to the weight of your feet as they hit the floor, swinging your arms with each step. Notice clearly images, sounds, smells, sensations, air temperature. This meditation teaches you to be mindful, to be fully here and now
Mantra Meditation – A mantra is a word or phrase that you repeat. It can be repeated in the mind or singed. This type of meditation has an exceptionally strong and wide-ranging effect. There should be silence or silence after finishing
Guided meditation – very popular recently, you sit in a meditation position and listen to the voice that guides you. Spotify – …… App – headspace
SPOTIFY PODCAST – guided sleep meditation
APP – https://www.headspace.com/
As you can see, the practice of meditation is not complicated or abstract. As you practice, you will notice how much benefit it will bring you and how much your life will change for the better. You will notice more peace, harmony, and happiness in your life.
One of the key achievements that meditation has given me is the awareness that I am not my thoughts and emotions, and this has given me a sense of freedom and has translated into a complete transformation of my whole life.
In order for meditation to work, it must be used systematically.
Hope you will find this post helpful to start your journey with meditation.
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