In this cut-throat competitive world, we are surrounded by stress, anxiety. Even daily newspaper contains all negative things. A person gets angry over silly things. Whatever we see or read, it leaves an impact on our mind. Mind processed those thoughts and start reacting in the same manner. Work pressure, pressure to meet deadlines all these are cherry on the cake. Road rages, an increasing number of divorce cases, fights over silly things
The human body works like a machine in today’s money-driven society. We neglect our body without listening to it by feeding it with unhealthy food and whatever we come across. This careless attitude affects our body physically and mentally. This results in stress, anxiety, restlessness, anger, and impatience. To prevent this we consult doctors and end up paying hefty fees.
There is a way by which you can get rid of all these mental problems and that too without any cost! Yes, you heard us right without any cost. We are talking about “Meditation”. Here the cost is your time and the result is peace of mind. We have heard about it since our childhood but never inculcated it in our daily activity. People who practice meditation on a daily basis found to have higher self-esteem. Through meditation, one can bring a perfect balance physically, emotionally, mentally. Meditation helps a person to have a clear approach and positive thinking.
“Few Minutes of meditation brings a big difference “
Meditation is of different forms and they can be used to heal different health-related problems too. But one of the form which is used worldwide and has rooted itself in deep tradition and has numerous benefits is “Mindfulness meditation or focused attention
As we clean our body daily by taking a bath, meditation is a kind of shower to our brain. It cleanses our negative thoughts. Meditation is a natural solution which can mitigate problems like a headache, anxiety, stress, sleep disorder, etc. Since our body is controlled by our brain and if the brain is in perfect condition we can enjoy life with utmost ease. Meditation can be introduced in the education system so that we can inculcate this habit in children. Maharishi Vidya Mandir is one of the schools which have meditation in their curriculum. Before starting with 1st lecture student performed meditation for 20 minutes in their respective classes. Such kind of efforts should be initiated in our education system.
Does & Don’t
For Meditation, you don’t require expensive equipment. It can be done anywhere by keeping points in mind:
- An isolated space at home or you can perform it at your office during lunch hour if permissible.
- Good ventilation and noise proof.
- Meditate at the same time every day so that it becomes the habit for you.
- Slow and steady win the race – don’t overdo it.
- Start with minimum timings. As you habitual to it, you can increase your timings.
- Don’t force yourselves to sit longer in the initial stage.
- Do not disturb mode, phone should be silent.
How to Meditate
There are many ways to meditate. To start with you can do guided meditations. They are easily available on youtube.
As I mentioned earlier in the article ‘Mindfulness’ mediation is the best amongst all. Just concentrating your attention on your breath will relax your mind and body. After getting into that state you can try some affirmations too.
Importance of meditation
Although there are ample amount of benefits like cure of high blood pressure, higher skin resistance, the increase willpower etc. We are discussing only a few here:
Meditation reduces stress. – It helps in reducing stress. It gives us a sense of comfort and stability. Stress is the reason we break our bonds in a relationship with others and meditation helps us to accept ourselves and helps us to gel with others. And it increases happiness.
It improves concentration. – It boosts our concentration level and also enhances our memory. By doing meditation regularly it makes us multitasker because of increased energy level.
It encourages a healthy lifestyle– In stress and anxiety; we go for emotional eating which has severe negative effects on our body. Meditation helps and encourages us to go for the healthy eating lifestyle
Healing– Meditation helps us to heal from the anxiety, stress, and also increased self- awareness, and self-acceptance. It also contributes to improving overall well-being.
There are few more benefits of Meditation
- Enhance creativity, intelligence.
- Minimizes depression.
- Increased learning ability.
- Reduced irritability and mood swings.
- Increased alertness.
- Revamp relationships.
- Improved concentration.
- May help lower blood pressure.
- Prevents and controls chronic pains.
- Boosts immune system.
- Lowered cholesterol levels.
- Increases oxygen level in the body which helps asthmatic patients
- Younger biological age
This activity can be performed at any time of the day or evening. Most preferable timing is to do in the morning which is scientifically proven that doing meditation in early morning helps us motivated and provides the strength to face hectic schedule. It can also be performed in the evening time too, after completing day work. Instead of going online to checks posts, it’s better to give little time to yourself.
Meditation is very essential. Nowadays top corporate organize the “Art of living” seminars for their employee to increase their productivity and to improve their performance level. Even corporate world has accepted the importance of Meditation to sustain in the competitive world. They have realized that to take balanced decisions and they have to formulate good strategies, which can be attained only by inner peace. World’s top companies like Google, Target, and Apple are integrating meditation into their daily work plan.
“Meditation is the greatest grief-counselor. Ever.”