Whenever we talk about Meditation, there comes one question that what is Meditation?
As exercises are meant for training the body, similarly meditation is meant for training the mind of an individual but today there are many techniques for the same.
It is very difficult for one to sit in a position for an hour and not to think and have an empty mind. In general, the easiest way to meditate as a beginner is to focus on your breath.
Concentration meditation refers to focusing on one point, it could be your breath, repeating a mantra. For a beginner, it is very difficult to focus the mind due to which they might meditate for few minutes only but with time they tend to work for a longer duration.
Through this, your ability to focus improves.
Through mindfulness meditation, one may observe a lot of thoughts and feelings moving in their minds. Over time they become more aware of the human tendency of judging things around them. With time, their inner peace, and inner balance improve.
Benefits of Meditation
Meditation leads to a lot of benefits such as –
- Lower heart rate
- Lower blood pressure
- Less anxiety
- Less stress
- Rid from depression
- Better sleep
- Better focus
- More creativity
- Better memory
How to Meditate – as a beginner
- Sit in a comfortable posture with your back straight.
- Close your eyes.
- Don’t make efforts in controlling anything especially your breath, make it simple and natural.
- Try to focus on your breathing function, maintain your attention on your breath without controlling anything. if your mind deflects, return your focus back to your breath.
Sitting posture for meditation
You can sit wherever you feel comfortable, with your back straight for meditating and put your hands in your lap one over the other wide open and then just focus on your breath.
It’s not enough for one to know exactly what meditation is but for now its just a practice of mind to keep our mind full of positive thoughts and free from all the stress that we are facing nowadays.
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