1. The power healing of meditation
Meditation is a state of consciousness in which a person generates a feeling of going within themselves.
The mind becomes quieter, more relax and after this deep quietening of the mind, there comes an ability to listen and observe our thoughts and feelings.
Meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. This brings about transformational change within the mind when practised at regular times.
Meditation and mindfulness have become quite popular in recent years — yet most people can’t really define meditation, understand its purpose, or appreciate what meditation is good for.
* How Meditation Affects the Brain
We all have five major brain waves that we go in and out of daily, depending on if we are awake, asleep, daydreaming, learning, talking, thinking etc.
Meditation enables us to slow down our brain waves and brain activity from being one of high activity, or focus, to one of a more slow inwards focus.
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2. Benefits of meditation
Calmness and confidence
Positive effect on the immune system
Slows down the ageing process
Increases stamina and vitality
Lowers anxiety levels
Has a positive effect on memory
Creates a feeling of inner contentment
Reduces high blood pressure
Give a feeling of connectedness
Makes it easier to experience the One Self or Higher Self
Helps us to discover our purpose
Here’s what you need to know:
Different techniques help us in different ways. That’s why it’s an excellent idea to practice lots of different forms. The more forms you use, the more benefits you will see.
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3. Best techniques for beginners: Focusing Attention Techniques
Good for: creativity, relaxation, happiness and creating inner peace.
The mind may be open to taking in the whole world, but it may also be closed to focus on just one object.
That’s why, alongside open methods, we also have focused-attention types of meditation practices.
Best for focus and concentration, this method is surmised by the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: One hundred percent
BE THERE TRULY. Be there with 100 percent of yourself. In every moment of your daily life. That is the essence of true Buddhist meditation. Each of us knows that we can do that, so let us train to live each moment of our daily life deeply from any simple action like washing dishes or doing household.
Examples of Focused Attention Meditation Practices:
Meditating on a sound
Pranayama (breathing techniques used in yoga)
Chakra techniques (methods used to activate the seven Chakras)
Mantras (sacred sounds)
Certain mudras (hand positions)
Samatha (focusing on different objects)
Loving Kindness (literally meditating on love and kindness)
Kundalini (a type of yoga meditation)
These forms are simple but powerful.