People practice meditation for various reasons. Meditation helps to maintain relation between mind body and soul. Meditation is helps to control stress, anxiety. It helps to maintain psychological balance; to cope with one or more diseases and conditions; and for overall wellness.
Meditation- It’s Meaning
Meditation is a very old technique which started in Eastern religious and spiritual traditions. People of many other traditions have adopted it world wide. Today, many people use meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural settings, for health and wellness purposes. Meditation teaches you to control your complete mind, body and soul. Practice of meditation result in a state of greater physical relaxation, mental calmness, and psychological balance.
Four Common Elements Of Meditation
Select A Quiet Location
If you are a beginner you should try to select a quiet place to meditate where you face very less distraction. People who have been practicing meditation for a longer period of time sometimes develop the ability to meditate in public places, like waiting rooms or buses.
Sit In A Comfortable Posture
While sitting for meditation you should sit in a comfortable posture. If you are a person who practices meditation from a very longtime you can always meditate while you are walking, sitting or doing something or traveling.
Try to be focused and do not let your mind divert. Focusing is a very important part of meditation. For example, the meditator may focus on a mantra (a specially chosen word or set of words), an object, or the breath.
Have An Open Attitude
When you meditate do not let your mind distract from the focus. If your thoughts start wandering drag them back to your point of focus. You may also attain a stage where you will learn to observe the rising and falling of thoughts and emotions as they spontaneously occur.
Meditation For Health
In this type of meditation one focuses on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior, with the intent to use the mind to affect physical functioning and promote health. Examples include meditation and yoga.
Through meditation you can have interaction among the brain, the rest of the body, the mind, and behavior.
Meditation can be used for various health problems, such as:
Mood and self-esteem problems
Cardiovascular (heart) disease
Physical or emotional symptoms that may be associated with chronic illnesses and their treatment, such as: