Meditation is a practice of training the mind to focus and achieve a state of relaxation, clarity, and mental stability. It is an ancient technique that has been practiced for thousands of years and is widely used in many different cultures and spiritual traditions.
There are many different types of meditation, but the most common forms involve sitting in a quiet place, closing your eyes, and focusing your attention on a specific object or mantra. The goal of meditation is to cultivate mindfulness, which is the ability to be fully present and aware of the current moment without judgment or distraction.
Meditation has been found to have numerous physical and mental health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving concentration and cognitive function, enhancing emotional well-being, and promoting overall physical health. It is also a popular tool for personal growth and spiritual development.
What does meditation do?
- Reduce Stress
- Controls Anxiety
- Lengthens attention span
- May reduce age-related memory loss
- Can generate kindness
- It May help fight addictions
- Improves sleep
- Helps control pain
- Can decrease blood pressure
How To Do Meditation
Meditation can be done in four ways. In all the ways training to be focused on single thoughts and avoid distraction.
1st Way of Meditation
- Choose a calm place (For Beginners, it is preferable. If you get an expert, you can do where you wish or in a noisy place too)
- Sit in a position that is comfortable for you.
- Close your eyes. If you open your eyes and do meditation, there will be a lot of distractions. It’s not suitable for beginners.
- Then make your thinking on only one thing. Such as concentrating only on your breathing (inhale and exhale), any mantras, counting numbers, and any persons or objects. [Without any thoughts in your mind, there should be only one thinking. Initially, it’s hard. While practicing this, it became easy. So start your practice with a few minutes per day.]
2nd Way of Meditation
- If you do any activity or work, make your mind focus on that current activity without getting any thoughts in your mind. (No deviation should be on past, future, and surroundings. Focus on current activity only.)
- While doing any activity, there will be some thoughts that come and go on your mind. So initially notice the time and how many minutes you can able to do the activity without any thoughts or deviation.
Then start training daily to improve that noticed the time.
3rd Way of Meditation
Be on your present. If you know very well about the side where you are, then you will come to know about what will be on the opposite side. This is the core of this meditation technique.
- Sit in a position that is comfortable for you (Avoid more Noisy Places to do this meditation)
- Close your eyes, forget about the past and future, and then focus only on your present surrounding sounds one by one. Make your mind flow as it wishes, on present surrounding sounds one by one.
- They open your eyes, and now you can feel that you are more focused than before.
4th Way of Meditation
- In this meditation method, you can sit or lie. (To be done in a calm environment)
- Close your eyes
- Make your body in a state of relaxation and comfort.
- Just feel any of your body parts in heat or cold.
- Then feel your body parts one by one (Such as feel your both leg fingers, then foot, then ankle, then knee, then thigh, then hip, then abdominal, breast, neck, nose, and breath, later head). While doing this, you will feel some sort of vibration or feeling from foot to head one by one. When you think of each part from foot to head one by one.
Note: Best Position to Lie/sleep.
- If you are in the northern hemisphere – Keep your head in the south direction and your leg pointing in the north direction.
- If you are in the southern hemisphere – Keep your head in any direction except the south.
If you do meditation and focus on one thing, certain muscles and nerves in your brain get strengthened. So make meditation a habit to improve your life.