Meditation is very difficult to define as it covers a wide range of dissimilar practices in different traditions. But commonly we can say that Meditation is a practice where an individual use it for mindfulness, focusing on a particular object or thought.
Meditation is also practiced by different religious tradition. In the Hinduism and Buddhism it is known as Dhyana (ध्यान). And it is found in ancient Hindu texts books known as the Vedas. People use it for positive mood, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns, and even increased pain tolerance.
How to Meditate?
Meditation is not more complicated it is very simple as per people think. It is something everyone can do easily. Here are few steps that can help you to start meditation.
1) Find place to sit that feels calm and quiet to you.
2) Set a shortest time limit if you are beginner.
3) Notice your body and make sure that you are comfortable and stable.
4) Feel your breath as it goes in and as it goes out
If you are Beginner that you can start meditation from shortest time limit that is 1 (One) Minute Meditation and slowly you can increase your time limit to 10 – 20 Minute.
Health Benefits of Meditation
When we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives. Meditation may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, depression, pain, and enhance peace, perception.
Here are some Health Benefits of Meditation
1. Reduces stress
2. Controls anxiety
3. Enhances self-awareness
5. Reduce Memory Loss
6. Generate kindness
7. Help for mental discipline
8. Improves quality sleep
9. Control pain
10. Maintain blood pressure
1. Reduces Stress
In generally we know that the physical and mental stress is the cause increase the level of stress that is very harmful for everyone. An eight week studies about the meditation shows us that it improve symptoms of stress, including irritable bowel syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and fibromyalgia.
2. Controls Anxiety
As you all know Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. But if you do meditation in your daily life it Controls and reduce your anxiety.
3. Enhances Self-efficacy
Meditation enhances your self-efficacy which is known as your ability or we can say capacity. In it we include your focus on action, problem-solving skills, and your actions for different kind of situation.
4. Focused Attention
Meditation helps you to increase your focus and strength of your attention. You can feel it in your attention and memory around after 8 week of daily meditation.
5. Reduce Memory Loss
In a study that did on those people who are suffering or fighting with the age related memory loss. The study shows us the meditation help people to reduce the memory loss problem.
6. Generate Kindness
If we meditate daily basis than you can check kindness after the meditation. It includes positive attitude and action toward the other and loving-kindness appears in your attitude.
7. Help for Mental Discipline
You can develop your mental discipline with meditation. And can easily fight with your bad addictions and you can break dependencies and improve your self control
8. Improves Sleep Quality
One study shows if the meditation improves our sleep means you can get quality sleep. And reduce sleep disorder which you have trouble falling and/or staying asleep.
9. Control Pain
Any type of pain is directly connected to your state of mind. Some research shows us the Meditators and non-meditators experienced the same causes of pain, but meditators showed a greater ability to overcome with sensation of pain.
10. Maintain Blood Pressure
Meditation also improves your internal system of the body and helps you to maintain blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure meditation decreases it. In the other side if you have Low Blood Pressure it increases the blood pressure
You can do meditation anywhere and anytime whenever you want and you don’t need it to take any membership or any type of package of course. Meditation is something everyone can do to improve their mental and emotional health.