What is Meditation
Meditation is a state where we can possibly achieve the stage of focused and one-point-centered (in Hindi “Ekagrata”) mind because nothing is faster than mind not even light that is why our mind is either present somewhere or absent.
Our mind is greedy, it wants everything that it feels through the senses of the body (mind is also the eleventh sense according to Indian philosophy), for fulfilling that need it wander around the outer world and we know that we are not able to fulfill our all need at the same time. For that purpose, we need to stop and control the senses of our body.
In our yogic tradition, with the help of meditation, we can do so. According to Indian mythology and philosophy Meditation is called “Dhyana”, which means that attention or awareness toward our consciousness “what are we doing” or “what are we feeling”.
In short, we can say that meditation is a state in which our mind becomes a one-point-center (“Ekagra”) and well-focused.
For that one-point-centered (“Ekagrata”) of mind with some yogic (yoga) practice, we can achieve that awareness about our consciousness how to use it.
One of the major benefits of this state is your mind becomes stable, calm, and clear. You will slowly clear about the vision of your life or maybe you can enlighten your mind, and you will only understand these words what I wrote above when you connect your consciousness with my words and that is “Dhyana” (“Meditation”).
How to Practice Meditation
We could step ahead to this state by beginning with some basic Yogic techniques including some “Asanas”, “Pranayama” and “Mudras”.
First of all, we have to control our breathing system by which we can move our focus towards the breath instead of wondering in thoughts.
- Sit in a simple cross leg posture (“sukhasana”) on your yoga mat straight your spine.
- Slowly close your eye, take deep and long inhale and exhale.
- Use Gyan mudra, Chin mudra, etc. with your hand to maintain the balance of the mind.
- If necessary use Mantra with meditation to build your connection strong with your mind and body.
- Now try to realize your mental state doesn’t take any stress if you feel uncomfortable, just be with your breath and try again.
- Slowly increase your time day by day.
- Try not to move your body part unnecessarily.
How to Meditate Daily
The daily practice of meditation gives the benefits of all kinds like mental, spiritual, and physical. It helps you to maintain good habits.
It helps you to relieve your daily stress, and energize the mind and body for the whole day.
- First, commitment is needed to practice daily.
- Choose a good place where you find the atmosphere for breathing and focusing.
- Make a distance with those things that hinder you from your meditation like cell phones.
- Start with a short time of period and gradually increase the time of meditation according to your convenience.
- Use the different elements of Yoga also with your practice of meditation such as pranayama, mudras, and bandhas(locks).
- Always start by focusing on breathing.
Benefits of Meditation
There are several benefits of meditation by which someone could improve his state of ability. The ability by which someone could smoothly pursue the aim of his life.
To maintain control of the balance on emotions and many more.
- Our mind is very complex and hard to control, our senses provide us the information by which mind distract the path. Meditation provides complete relaxation to mind and the other organs of the body by which they functioned well. It gives the silent environment and stops all the chattering generating in mind.
- With the involvement of smooth and well function breathing it helps our respiratory system. Oxygen is the life source for our body the more we breathe the more we live.
- Deep meditation helps to maintain the balance in our heart rate, improve the circulation of blood throughout our whole body.
- Reduced the sign of stress, depression, and anxiety. The daily practice of meditation is more beneficial and reliable.
- It helps to attain the ultimate destination of yoga which is “Nirvana” liberation or Salvation.