How often does it happen to you that after a long day at work you drop on your bed and within seconds you doze off? And how frequent is it that even after hours of struggling you aren’t able to sleep even for one hour at night? Going further to add to the questions, how often do you feel that your mind is just not at peace, and always under constant stress and anxiety? When was the last time you felt that you are at peace with yourself and your life? When was it that you thanked the almighty for all he had given you in life, instead of the usual prayers in which you ask and seek for more?
The hectic and stressful lifestyles we lead today leave us anxious, tensed and worried at the end of the day. The innumerable responsibilities of the family, work pressures, health issues, parenting and so on leave us depleted of the energy reserves. If you feel trapped and don’t really know where to begin from- we have a quick fix for you- try a few minutes of meditation. Regular practise of meditation can entirely transform the quality of one’s life, by culturing the system to maintain the peace, harmony, energy, and expanded awareness throughout the day.
Meditation is a well-known therapy of alternative medicine, which is based on mind-body intervention. This ancient technique originated thousands of years ago. The root of many illnesses is in the mind and meditation focuses on interactions of brain, mind, body, and behaviour. So, by attending to the mind through meditation practices, the stresses, stress precursors, worries, and anxieties drop off and result in a positive state of mind. The result is a balanced state of mind which in turn has a positive impact on the physical body, brain, and nervous system which speeds up the process of healing and recovery.
Most meditative techniques like mindfulness, chanting, deep breathing, pranayama started in Eastern religious or spiritual traditions. These have been practised in diverse cultures throughout the world since thousands of years. In the present day, many people use meditation outside of its traditional religious or cultural believe systems, for overall health and well-being.
Meditation provides the benefit by providing benefits in a dual way: it makes you mentally strong and balanced through which you can deal better with stress management. And secondly, it releases the stress which accumulates in your system.
Both of these happen simultaneously, leaving one refreshed, and joyful. Meditation works by affecting the involuntary (autonomic) nervous system. This system performs the function of regulation of many organs, muscles, heartbeat, breathing, and digestion. Meditation also helps calm the mind and put it to rest. This in turn helps increase emotional steadiness and improves mood. You will experience increased levels of happiness and notice a remarkable change in the overall well-being.
To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. The practise requires only a few minutes every day. Once you imbibe it into your daily routine, meditation will become the best part of your day.
Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and the best part is its free, it doesn’t require any special equipment. Successful and busy people from all backgrounds who lead balanced lives are grateful to pause and enjoy a refreshing few minutes of meditation each day. So, dive deep into yourself, enjoy the experience and enrich your life.