Taking a moment to collect one’s senses and looking into them, is a need of the hour. The hectic and fast-paced lifestyles that many of us have fallen prey to do very little to help us relax and remain stress-free. One might have your mind clouded with the presentation that you have to give the next morning or a university student who is getting the exam jitters.
You can, however, create a space of calmness and peace within you. Meditation has the keys to this space! Anyone can meditate – you don’t need expensive equipment or clothing to do so. You don’t need a special protein shake or a diet. Meditation can be practiced anywhere and at any time – be it a walk or a ride on a bus. If you are in the middle of a boring routine meeting or the waiting room of the doctor’s office – you can practice meditation.
Benefits Of Meditation
The benefits of meditation involve more than merely a sense of calmness and peace – although that is good enough! You can reap both emotional wellbeing as well as overall health. The various emotional benefits include:
- Helping you cope better with stress
- Help in seeing a new side to otherwise single perspective situations
- Allow in reducing negative emotion from piling up
- Helps grow your imaginative appetite and creativity
- Enhances self-awareness
- Helps you to be patient and more in control of your emotions
Medication is also perfect for people who are suffering from certain medical ailments such as:
- Tension headaches
- Sleep problems and insomnia
- Heart ailments
“How to meditate” is a question often asked even by certain veterans, and not just newbies. To start with, get yourself a quiet and peaceful setting. For beginners, it is advised that you try in a quiet spot with little to no distractions – no cell phones, no TV, no radio, no nothing. The more skilled and adept you get at being focused, the easier it will be for you to slip in this state of controlled peace. This is a process that may take from months and even years for some. However, once you master it, you can seamlessly meditate even in rush hour traffic, without batting an eye.
Like believe, meditation doesn’t need you to sit up straight with your legs cross folded beneath you. You can meditate even while lying down or even walking. Whatever the position, make sure to have a strong posture, or else you may have unwanted back pain.