Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Meditation

Training of mind to realise a higher consciousness or to induce a sense of well being is meditation.In these stressful times,people take up meditation to control anxiety,depression ,increase concentration,  to develop a sense of fulfillment ,joy etal

Towards this end ,there are many techniques of meditation.There is chanting of prayers or slokas,listening to  step wise instructions to meditate,visualising a serene scene & concentrating on breathing ,simply focusing on breathing etc.Vipassana is one such mediatation technique which is taught so that the interested can practice it for its numerous benefits.There is transcandental meditation as well.Even yoga which has made a major comeback has many meditation techniques to relax the mind.




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Meditation means to think ,ponder etc.It also means dhyana meaning to contemplate.Meditation is strongly associated with  the relegions.Hence meditation is linked to spirituality.

Scientific studies have since proven, that meditation is indeed beneficial .Those of us ( meaning nearly all, including yours truly ) who are running after Lakshmi must necessarily meditate to control the urge to hoard money,clothes,bags,computers,etc.Some of the positive reactions of meditation are reduction in stress & anxiety levels.Meditation leads  to lowering of blood pressure.It also helps in improving digestion & decreases heart attack risk.It boosts sex life & concentration.It gives us a sense of well being & increases the size of our brains.And as we begin to feel good about ourselves,we find the world a much better place ! And surely ,the universe will become our home in the truest sense !

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10 comments:

Suzy said...

Great minds think alike. I wrote about meditation too.

Prathima Rao said...

Have learnt a few methods, but haven't stuck to one properly. Blame it on my laziness.

Vasudha Rao said...

Thank you ,Suzy! I read your post.It is very nice.

Loved your comments here !

Vasudha Rao said...

Prathima,
I practice yoga & still my mind wanders. Meditation is difficult.Good, that you keep trying.

Nabanita said...

Ohh I lack concentration when it comes to meditation!

M for Motherly-Random Thoughts Naba

Afshan Shaik said...

I read Suzy's blog and came here. Now this is - reading the blogs in a perfect order. I heard meditation is soothing . Must try some time. I only succeeded once when a powerful speaker conducted a session in school

sulekkha said...

I love the idea of meditation but when I sit down to actually doing it, my mind wanders :) Lovely post.

serenelyrapt said...

It is wonderful, the half an hour I spend meditating every morning. The day goes well :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Meditation certainly has a lot of benefits.

JANU said...

Haven't yet realized the power of meditation...all in good time :)

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