IN OUR STRESSFUL, FAST-PACED SOCIETY, AN INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE FOUND A NEED TO ADOPT MEDITATION INTO THEIR LIVES.
Listening to music or taking a walk in the park can all be considered as meditation in a broad sense. But in yoga and Buddhism, meditation generally refers to more formal practices of focusing the mind and observing ourselves in the moment. Meditation is a way to bring the bustling mind to stillness and tranquility, eliminating conscious thought and offering the meditator a unique concentration and “one-pointedness of mind.” An internal balance, mental collectedness and acute awareness of the present moment are all said to be present during meditation.
Meditation is a simple technique, accessible to all people of the world. There are many types to choose from, so that any one person can find the form that suits him.
However, two main categories comprise all forms.
These are concentrative meditation and mindfulness meditation.
Reduced stress, anxiety, depression, irritability and moodiness
Increased creativity, intelligence, learning ability, moral,emotional control, self-esteem and alertness
reasoning and memory
Feelings of vitality and rejuvenation
Improved relationships and concentration
Help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
Boosted immune system
Improved airflow, especially in those with asthma
Younger biological age