The Practice Of Meditation

in #lifestyle2 years ago

The wealth of health can only be obtained and maintained through self-discipline, abstinence, the exercise of mind and body, meditation, gratitude and cheerfulness. It is therefore essential to provide adequate nutrition, self-control, physical exercise, adequate sleep, laughter and meditation.

How To Meditate?

Here's an introduction to the meditation techniques.

  1. Sit or lie comfortably. A meditation chair or cushion may be helpful.
  2. Close your eyes. Using cooling eye masks or restorative eye pillows may be helpful.
  3. Simply breathe naturally. It should not be controlled.
  4. Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.

Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start. With adequate practice you try it for longer periods.

Benefits

If relaxation is not the goal of meditation, it is often a result. Studies have documented the following short-term benefits to the nervous system:
Lower blood pressure
Improved blood circulation
Lower heart rate
Less perspiration
Slower respiratory rate
Less anxiety
Lower blood cortisol levels
More feelings of well-being
Less stress
Deeper relaxation

Research continues to explore whether a consistent meditation practice yields long-term benefits to brain and immune functions.

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