Health benefits of meditation

 What is meditation  ?

Meditation is a science it's not something magic or supernatural things, one must practice it to gets the full benefits of it . Meditation helps us to understand our mind  and body .Overcoming negative minds and cultivating constructive thoughts is the purpose of the meditation. Meditation is a science to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is a science to training the body.  It can help fight  stress,anxiety, depression helps with chronic pain, can make you sleep better, feel happier, be more peaceful, as well as being more present. It can help us get a sense of the mystery of who we are.It is an ancient  practice which provides mental hygiene and physical benefit .

BENEFITS OF MEDITATION :


Meditation  promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh,calm,relax, delicate and beautiful. With regular practice of  meditation.  Meditation  physically changes the brain and body and could potentially help to improve many health problems and promote healthy behaviors.

   1. Anxiety decreases
   2. Emotional stability improves
   3.Creativity increases
   4.Happiness increases
   5.Intuition develops
   6. Gain clarity
   7. Problems become smaller
   8. Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands through relaxation
   9. A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger, and frustration
  10.An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
  11.The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection
  12.It lowers oxygen consumption.
  13. It decreases respiratory rate.
  14.It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
  15. Increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
  16. Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
  17.Good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
  18. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
  19.Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
    Builds self-confidence.
  20. It increases serotonin production which influences mood and  behavior . Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia, and headaches.
  21. Help in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc.
  22. Reduces Pre- menstrual Syndrome.
  23.Helps in post-operative healing.
  24.Enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases the activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
  25.Also, reduces the activity of viruses and emotional distress.

MEDITATION TECHNIQUES :


Guided Meditation :-For beginners, it's highly recommended there are plenty of options online with the help of it you can learn meditation, Even lots of apps are available in the play store, you can download and install it.This method is very helpful for beginners and one can get the full benefits of meditation.

Time: Time is the important factor for meditation. Meditation should be practiced at your best convenient time.It should be in a dark, noise free room and there shouldn't be any disturbances from any external source like a factory, train, traffic, kids crying, music player sound etc..


Posture: Before practicing posture  should  be  maintained . Make  sure  that  you  are  relaxed ,  comfortable  and  steady .Padmasana  is  a  very  good  posture for practicing  meditation. A proper posture can give better result if  its done properly  .


Empty stomach :Empty stomach is highly recommended for meditation.But still, there shouldn't be any disturbance from hunger and overeating or any digestive problem. So it is highly recomend to do  mediation in  empty stomach.

Breathing : Breathing is the main point of meditation. Concentrating and observing breathing one can reach the desired level in meditation.Try counting “one” as you take in the first breath, then “two” as you breathe out. Repeat this to the count of 10, then start again at one. You will see the difference! A gentle smile throughout keeps you relaxed, peaceful and enhances your meditation experience. You should practice more and more to learn the exact technique .

 Open your eyes slowly and gently : When you’re finished with your two minutes, smile. Be grateful to God that you had this time to yourself, that you made your commitment, that you showed yourself that you too can do it, where you took the time to get to know yourself and make friends with yourself. That’s an amazing two minutes of your life. Open your eyes slowly and gradually and take the time to become aware of yourself and your surroundings. Feel  the  beauty .


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