For good reason, meditation has been practised for ages. It enhances mental health and self-esteem by reducing stress, improving focus, boosting the immune system, increasing happiness and emotional wellbeing, and improving mental health. Consider meditation to be the ultimate ‘me time’—an immediate tranquillizer. It’s a chance to reset and recharge your brain in the same manner that you do to your phone or laptop.
Meditation might help you forget about your worries for the day and find inner serenity. Meditation is something that everybody can do. It’s easy to do and doesn’t cost a lot of money. It also does not necessitate any specific equipment.
If you have a medical problem, especially one that is exacerbated by stress, meditation may be beneficial. In light of this, some study suggests that meditation may aid in the management of symptoms associated with diseases such as:
- Pain that lasts a long time
- Coronary artery disease
- Blood pressure that is too high
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a type of irritable bowel syndrome
- Problems with sleep
- Headaches caused by tension
Here are some Ideas to get you started:
- Download an app such Calm, Headspace or unplug and Listen to it on your way to work.
- Watch Sadhguru’s or any other meditation lesson videos on YouTube. They are quite useful for learning and comprehending the philosophy of meditation.
- Join a free online mediation course on apps like cult-fit or my fitness pal.
- Relax and sit for ten minutes, then begin deep breathing.
- Practise closing your eyes and breath. Let your thoughts drift by like clouds.
- Go for a walk in nature and simply look at the trees, the grass, the birds and world around you. Allow your mind to focus.
There is a meditation practise for everyone, from Transcendental meditation, in which you repeat mantras, to mindful meditation, in which you focus on your breathing, to guided meditations or moving meditation. Experiment with different varieties to see what works best for you. When you workout, you may realise that your mind wanders. Look for signs about how your mind softens and relaxes naturally, since this will help you decide which style of meditation to attempt first.
Different types of Meditation techniques:
-Spiritual meditation- Spiritual meditation is a transformative experience that brings you to the core of your being. You, as your true self, devoid of any preconceived notions about yourself up to that point in time. You will feel joy and calm as a result of this exercise. Your being is warmed by a feeling of love and brightness.
-Mindfulness Meditation- Mindfulness meditation is a mental training technique that helps you to relax your mind and body by slowing down racing thoughts, letting go of negativity, and focusing on the present moment.
-Focused meditation- Focused attention meditation, also known as focused meditation, is a type of meditation that involves focusing your attention on a single object in order to relieve tension quickly. A mandala drawing or a candle flame are examples of practical and tactile objects.
-Chanting meditation- Chanting Meditation is a type of meditation that uses sound to induce altered states of awareness. Sound has the ability to heal, calm, or stimulate. Chants of sacred words, mantras, and prayers are all used in meditations.
-Movement meditation- Meditation or exercises that revitalise the body and mind via quiet and focused breathing or movement are referred to as movement. Qigong, for example, is a type of “moving meditation” in which the mind is focused and centred through repetitive physical motions.
-Visualization meditation- Visualization meditation is a technique for calming the mind by visualising pleasant images, concepts, symbols, or employing affirmations and mantras while the body is relaxed.Researchers have discovered that visualising can help with health issues such as cancer symptoms and depression.
There is a meditation practise for everyone, whether you want to alleviate stress or discover spiritual enlightenment. Don’t be scared to attempt new things and step outside of your comfort zone. Experiment with different strategies until you find one that works for you.
Meditation is not something that can be forced. If one tries too hard, it becomes a mess. Gentle, consistent practise becomes sustaining, supporting, and joyful with time.
Go within yourself everyday and find the inner strength, so that nobody blow your candle out.
The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live.-Buddha