Meditation- A Step Towards Healthy Life
Achal Chaurasia- Meditation; A Difference
Stress is purely a mental problem. When the mind goes haywire, then the rest of your body will also do the same. You will become emotionally unstable when you’re under the throes of stress and you will mostly feel the repercussions on your body, like muscle cramps, headache, and more. A person must learn stress management techniques to get rid of it before it becomes permanent.
Stress Is All In Your Mind; The initial effect of stress is in our minds. Our normal thought patterns are disrupted and that would often lead to confusion that would eventually affect us emotionally and physically when subjected to it for a long period. Stress is oftentimes caused by work and financial matters. Friends and family members can also become a source of your problem, especially when they go out of their way to create conflicts.
Since stress starts with the mind, then you need to take the necessary steps to control it with your mind. Relaxation plays a major role in stress management and is often the prelude to every other technique to help you cope with the problem. We can never deny the fact that we can think clearly when we are in a relaxed state — we weigh each thought that passes through our minds calmly and rationally, whether it’s a problem or just some stray thought from the day’s events.
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Meditation To Help You Relax; One way to help your mind relax is through meditation. This method can help you focus your mind clearly on a problem without getting distracted and come up with the right solution to get it out of your system. After all, a calm and focused mind can easily cope with stress.
There are two ways to do meditation — you can either enroll in meditation classes or you can do it on your own. The former is perfect for those who have plenty of free time to spare since meditation classes take around 2 to 3 hours per session. You will be guided slowly by your mentor on the different exercises, both mental and physical, to help you relax. If you don’t have the leisure due to the demands of work, then you can do it on your own while you’re in the office or at the convenience of your own home.
Starting With Meditation; There are different methods and tools you can use to start meditation on your own. You can listen to calm music or chant a mantra. You can buy books to help you achieve meditation through visualization techniques. Pick one that suits our taste and get started.
First, find a quiet place to start your meditation exercise. If it’s your first time at it then make sure that you won’t get distracted by the noise in your surroundings. Lock your room or tell everyone that you don’t want to be disturbed.
Start with meditation by looking for a place where you can sit down and relax. Don’t lie down since that will only put you to sleep before you can complete the exercise. Apply your relaxation method. Concentrate on your mind and let random thoughts fill your head. Observe each thought calmly as if you are watching a movie. If a stressful scene comes out, try your best not to focus on it. Keep doing this exercise until you arrive at a time when your mind becomes blank.
Next is to think of one problem that you want to solve and focus on it. Again, don’t get emotionally attached to the image and only observe it in passing. You will eventually solve the problem without even noticing it.
Meditation And Your Spiritual Awakening; Meditation is often visualized as an Eastern tradition where the person sits in a circle surrounded by candles and saying mantras or humming. Currently, meditation and its benefits are recognized and are far from what we had in mind before. Aside from the calming effect that it could bring, meditation is often said to be a path to awaken the spirit and start the journey towards spiritual awakening. Meditation has different schools. Each school would have its thought about meditation. There are also different techniques for meditation and they can also be classified based on their focus. There are meditative techniques that focus on a field or a background perception, while there are others that focus on a specific object.
Meditation is used to calm the mind and relax the body. Tension, stress, and anxiety can be relieved by performing simple techniques. Aside from the inner peace that meditation brings, it can also improve the body’s total and general health. It is also a great way of improving your concentration. Studies are showing the relation between meditation and other concentration exercises with the performances of athletic and sports professionals.
Some religions advocate the use of meditation to reach enlightenment. As mentioned, there are different schools of thought and focus that each religion adapts. But the method or the technique used is not as important as the underlying concept behind meditation.
A deeper understanding and knowledge would be felt and the body would be in one with the universe. This they say would be what would link us to the Supreme Being. Attaining this one-pointlessness could somehow be compared to a spiritual awakening, where the body and the mind can fully understand what cannot be seen or touched in the material world.
Author- Achal Chaurasia
A young businessman who has been in the line of entrepreneurship for quite a few years. He is an active learner and loves to know more about new technological developments CG up as well as how they can be put to great use to yield better results for society.