What is meditation?
Meditation is an ancient practice. It has many different definitions dependent on its roots and where it has been practiced. They have been developed across many different countries and cultures.
Meditation can be defined as a
” mental exercise “
” mental form of yoga ”
” means of transforming the mind ”
” means awareness and focused attention “
” set of techniques that are intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention”
In overall, meditation is a learned and practiced skill.
In my opinion, meditation is an opportunity to meet with the person “Who You Are”.
When you meditate, you learn and see more about your existence and what is beyond it.
While you are placing your attention inwards, instead of placing it on others or on the circumstances, you gain the opportunity to find your answers about your life.
If you want to understand meditation and what is it exactly, you have to practice it.
The different styles and types of meditation, generally involves 5 major pillars.
- Witnessing or observing oneself.
With regular practice, these skills can be developed and sharpened.
Benefit of meditation
Meditation can help and improve our physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual levels of life. Research has proven that meditation has beneficial effects on our mind, body and spirit.
Benefits on the MIND
- Improves focus
- Increases creativity
- Increases learning capacity and memory
- Faster decision making and processing information
- Boosts Resilience
- Boosts Emotional Intelligence
- Promotes Calmness
Benefits on the BODY
- Boosts Immunity
- Lowers Blood pressures
- Slows Ageing
- Reduces Stress
- Reduces Pain
- Decreases Depression
- Increases Empathy
- Regulates Anxiety and Mood Disorders
- Enhances Emotional balance
- Enhances Healthy Body Image
- Improves Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation
Benefits on the SPIRIT
- Increases Intuition
- Gives a sense of contentment and peace
- Gives a sense of purpose and meaning of life
- Involves Wisdom, Insights and Enlightenment
- Promotes and Balances Heart and Mind connection
- Promotes connection with the “Source” (God, Universe, Life Force Energy, Creator)
Meditation & Daily Life
When we are talking about meditation and practicality, many people get to the same questions:
If meditation has that many positive benefits on our life, why is not everyone doing it?
In todays society lots of people leave little time to recharge themselves, living life at full, being incredibly busy (family, work commitments etc. )
Why don’t people use it daily?
Common answers are “Not enough time, unsure how too, being lazy etc..”
On the other hand people know how important it is to stop, pause and reset. More and more people are becoming interested in, searching for and taking time to look into and explore meditational practices for many different reasons.
Some might seeks happiness, enlightenment, satisfaction, wealth, health, a tool to combat stress and so on.
They might have heard of meditation from a friend, colleague, a therapist, yoga teacher or mentioned by a doctor or other medical professionals. It is getting more and more popular, proven scientifically, and practiced widely.
So how do you find what is the best meditation technique for you?
In the group meditation we practice a wide range of different types of meditation in order to find the one that works for each individual. In this group you can also exchange experiences, get support and talk about any questions you may have.
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