Meditation and Its Benefits

Meditation and its benefits


What is Meditation?

Meditation is a state where we can achieve the stage of a focused and one-point-centered (in Hindi, “Ekagrata”) mind because nothing is faster than the mind, not even light. That is why our sense is either present someplace or absent.

Our mind is greedy, and it wants everything that it feels through the senses of the body (the mind is also the eleventh sense according to Indian philosophy); for fulfilling that need, it wanders around the outer world, and we know that we are not able to fulfill our all need at the same time. For that purpose, we need to stop and control the senses of our body.

In our yogic tradition, we can do so with the help of Meditation. According to Indian mythology and philosophy, Meditation is called “Dhyana,” which means that attention or awareness toward our consciousness is “what are we doing” or “what are we feeling.”

In short, we can say that Meditation is a state in which our mind becomes a one-point center (“Ekagra”) and well-focused.

For that one-point-centered (“Ekagrata”) of mind with some yogic (yoga) practice, we can achieve that awareness about our consciousness and how to use it.

One of the major benefits of this state is your mind becomes stable, calm, and clear. You will slowly clear the vision of your life, or maybe you can enlighten your mind, and you will only understand these words that I wrote above when you connect your consciousness with my words, and that is “Dhyana” (“Meditation”).

How to Practice Meditation

We could step ahead to this state by beginning with some basic Yogic techniques, including some “Asanas,” “Pranayama,” and “Mudras.”

First of all, we have to control our breathing system by which we can move our focus towards the breath instead of wondering in thoughts.

  1. Sit straight to your spine in a simple cross-leg posture (“sukhasana”) on your yoga mat.
  2. Slowly close your eye, take deep and long inhale, and exhale.
  3. Use Gyan mudra, Chin mudra, etc., with your hand to maintain the balance of the mind.
  4. Use Mantra with Meditation to strengthen your connection with your mind and body if necessary.
  5. Now try to realize your mental state doesn’t take any stress if you feel uncomfortable; be with your breath and try again.
  6. Slowly increase your time day by day.
  7. Try not to move your body part unnecessarily.

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How to Meditate Daily

Meditation and its benefitsThe daily practice of Meditation benefits all kinds of mental, spiritual, and physical. It helps you to maintain good habits.

It helps relieve your daily stress and energize the mind and body for the whole day.

  • First, commitment is needed to practice daily.
  • Choose a good place where you find the atmosphere for breathing and focusing.
  • Make a distance from those things that hinder you from your Meditation, like cell phones.
  • Start with a short period and gradually increase the meditation time according to your convenience.
  • Use the different elements of Yoga with your meditation practice, such as pranayama, mudras, and bandhas(locks).
  • Always start by focusing on breathing.

Benefits of Meditation

There are several benefits of Meditation by which someone could improve his state of ability. The ability by which someone could smoothly pursue the aim of his life.

To maintain control of the balance of emotions and many more.

  • Our mind is very complex and hard to control; our senses provide us with the information by which the mind distracts the path. Meditation provides complete relaxation to the mind and the other organs of the body by which they function well. It gives a quiet environment and stops all the chattering in the mind.
  • The involvement of smooth and well-functional breathing helps our respiratory system. Oxygen is the life source for our body. The more we breathe, the more we live.
  • Deep Meditation helps maintain the balance in our heart rate and improves blood circulation throughout our whole body.
  • Reduced the sign of stress, depression, and anxiety. The daily practice of Meditation is more beneficial and reliable.
  • It helps to attain the ultimate destination of yoga, “Nirvana” liberation or Salvation.

Meditation and its benefits