Meditation is a form of relaxation. It is not for you to concentrate with laser focus. It is not the art of focusing your mind on one thing specific, but more so about entering a state of mind that is devoid of thoughts. There are several overall benefits of meditation such as having a calm mind, improving the clarity of thought, elevated concentration, and a relaxed body and mind. Like everything else, you will get better over time. With consistent practice, you will be able to impact the mental, physical and spiritual phases of yourself.
Here are some things that you will gain when you dwell into the world of deep meditation:
- A lowered blood pressure- This will be helpful for those suffering from hypertension and heart risks.
- Increases the production of serotonin, which enhances mood and behavior
- Increase in the energy levels- you will be energetic for longer
- Decrease the tension-related pain such as joints, ulcers, muscles, headaches and insomnia
- Enhances the efficacy of the immune system
Meditation brings in the brainwave patterns to an alpha state which helps in enhancing the healing factor. The mind feels cleans, delicate, fresh and beautiful. It cleans your thoughts and you feel calm and nourished wherever you go. You are no longer overwhelmed or emotionally shut down.
There are plenty of mental benefits that you can gain from mediation as well. Here are some of the benefits of meditation that you can achieve with regular practice:
- Helps in relaxing your mind
- Helps in retaining memory and thoughts better
- You are able to channel your creativity better
- You are emotionally stable
- You are not unsettled and easily rattled by what happens around you
- You gain mental clarity and are able to be at peace
What To Keep In Mind?
Regular practice is a must. The same way how you practice to build muscle and experience, constant effort is needed to fine tune your grey matter to be able to focus deeper and for longer. You needn’t sit for hours on end; all that is needed is for you to sit for 20 minutes on a daily basis.
Within 2 months of beginning your meditation exercises, you will start to feel the physical and mental benefits. As you prolong it, the benefits begin to extend to the spiritual side as well. To make the experience as pleasant, it is advised that you meditate on a light or an empty stomach- the best time to start would be in the morning.
Your mind is a plant. You must feed and water it every day for it to grow and flourish.