Meditation is a practice of mind that includes relaxation, focus and awareness. It is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body. This practice is done individually, in a seated position and with the eyes closed.
Meditation is practiced in one of the three modes:
BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
- It helps you to improve your health and wellbeing
- It improves your performance in any task and also builds concentration.
- It helps in the growth of emotional healing, self-knowledge and self-discipline.
- It helps you to become more spiritual, builds a connection with god and also brings inner peace.
- It lessons anxiety, stress, fear and depression.
- Increases hope and prevent smoking.
- It improves breathing and heart rates.
- Reduces blood pressure.
- Lessons premenstrual and menopausal syndrome.
Types of Meditation
Mindfulness: It originates from the Buddhist teachings and is one of the most popular type of practice. In this practice you pay attention to your thoughts as they pass through your mind. It helps you to build concentration and awareness. Through this practice you can focus on your breath and any bodily sensation.
Focused: It includes concentration of any five senses. This practiced can be difficult for beginners. People who want additional focus in life can practice this.
Spiritual: This practice is generally performed in Eastern Religions, like Hinduism, Christianity. Its similar to the way you worship in the silence around you. It can be practiced at home or a place of worship with silence
Transcendental : This practice is very popular around the world. This practice can be customized, using a mantra or words that are specific to each person.
Movement: As it is Movement meditation, it includes walking through the woods, gardening and other forms of motion. This practice is good for people who find peace in action and prefer to wander.
Mantra: This type of meditation uses a sound repetitively to clear their mind. It can be a word, phrase or sound. You can chant the mantra either loudly or quietly. The more you chant the mantra, the more alert you become.