The Healing Benefits Of Deep Meditation

Healing Benefits Of Meditation

Meditation is a state where your body and mind are consciously relaxed and focused. Practitioners of meditation have claimed to experience increased awareness, focus, and concentration. People who meditate also have a positive outlook in life.

Many people think of with monks, mystics and other spiritual disciplines when they hear the word meditation. However, everyone can benefit from the peaceful, calming practice of meditation. And you can practice meditation anywhere. You don’t have to leave home to meditate; you can do it in the living room, bedroom or den.

There are many several different approaches to meditation. However, the fundamental principles are the same. The most important principle is to eradicate all obstructive, negative, and wandering thoughts from your mind. Calm your mind with a deep sense of focus on the present. Focusing on the moment frees your mind of any thoughts or concerns of the past or future and prepares it for higher quality of activity.

Cast away all you negative thoughts. Forget the clattering din of noise that surrounds your world. Shut out the sounds of your noisy neighbors. Forget about your, intrusive and demanding co-workers. Forget about the parking ticket you got this week. All of these concerns “pollute” your mind. “Cleansing” your mind of all concerns enables you to focus on deeper, more meaningful thoughts.

Some practitioners go so far that they remove themselves from all sensory information. They create a sound-free, sight-free, tactile-free environment. Thus, they detach themselves from all possible distractions. This creates an atmosphere that makes it possible to focus on a deep, profound thought. At first, the silence is as deafening as standing alone in a desert wasteland. The lack of sound actually seems deafening at first. The absence of sound causes you to experience a loud buzzing sensation in your ears. The silence seems deafening because you are accustomed to constant visual and sensory stimulation. But, as you continue to practice meditation in a sensory-free environment you will that you actually experience a heightened awareness of your surroundings.

Do not worry if meditation conjures up images of meditation you have seen on television such as people meditating in yoga positions that only an extremely flexible or double-jointed person could perform. The principle of meditation positioning is to find a comfortable condition that will not interfere with your concentration. For some the best position will be sitting cross-legged. For others the best position will be standing, or lying down, or even going for a walk. The best position for meditation is one allows you to relax and focus. However, no slouching, it’s bad for you posture, and no falling asleep! Being comfortable includes choosing comfortable clothing. Your clothes should fit loosely so that you feel free.

You should choose to meditate in a place that is calm, and soothing. Choose a room you feel comfortable in, it may be your living room, bedroom, patio or den. You may prefer an exercise mat if you plan to perform more complicated yoga positions. However, you must feel comfortable assuming the position you choose. You may want even want to decorate your meditation room with images or objects that calm your senses.

Most people require a quiet place to relax and meditate. So you will probably want to choose a quiet, isolated area far from the sounds of the ringing of the phone or the hum of the washing machine. Many people also prefer the pleasant scent of aromatic candles or incense.

You do not have to have a mantra to meditate. The thought of a mantra may cause images of monks singing or speaking in monotonous tones. Practitioners who use mantras do so because the mantra has a mystic value to them. Often, mantras are short creeds. If you do not choose use a mantra you can simply focus on your repetitive breathing or you can hum. Focus on breathing or humming enables the practitioner to enter a high state of consciousness. The principle at work in mantras, focused breathing, or humming, is focus. You may even choose to focus by thinking about object, like a lake, or single thought such as peace, or even, something visual in your meditation location.

For example, while you are in a meditative state, silently name every part of you body and focus your consciousness on that body part. As you focus on that body part, be aware of any tension that exists in that part. Visualize the tension leaving your body. You will soon feel the tension flow out of your body.

Meditation is a great practice to incorporate into your lifestyle, because it is relatively risk-free, and its benefits are well worth the effort. In addition, studies have show that meditation is beneficial physiologically. Moreover, the growing consensus in the medical community is meditation should be examined more closely concerning its benefits to health. After all, meditation invites us to–relax.