Meditation and its Effects on Mind, Body and Spirit
Why do we mediate and what are the effects of meditation on Mind, Body and Spirit?
What is the Best Time to Meditate?
The best time would be as soon as we awake in the morning, the earlier the better.
Ideally, it would be better to meditate twice daily, with the second choice being the last thing at night before going to bed.
Why Should We Meditate?
Meditation relaxes the body, purifies the mind and acts as the elixir for the spirit. There is nothing that even comes close to it in terms of its effectiveness.
How Should We Mediate?
Sit in a straight-backed chair with both feet on the floor or tiles; this method grounds you and would be preferred to carpet. Place your hands on your lap with your palms facing upward. Take several deep breaths. Focus on your breathing. If any thoughts should come up, gently get rid of them.
Keep deep-breathing. If possible, do not be distracted and see what comes up to your mind. It is possible that nothing would come up. It is also possible that you could have a revelation. Usually, that comes later with practice.
While you are in the process of deep breathing, focus on various parts of your body. Imagine a bright light travelling through your body, starting with your toes and working systematically upwards until you reach the crown of your head. When you get to your heart, pause there for a while. The heart is said to be the centre of love.
There are several methods of meditation. This is just one of them. I find it simple and it works for me.
What Meditation does for the Mind, Body and Spirit?
Various studies have shown that people who meditate are healthier and have expanded life spans.
It is possible for Meditation to assist you in achieving an inner peace that surpasses anything you have previously experienced. During this process, people have been known to experience relief from all physical pain.
Some claim that serious diseases improved and even reversed.
Many people believe that their dormant abilities awakened during meditation.
Some great scientists, inventors and philosophers give the credit to meditation for their level of achievement.
People who meditate regularly are said to sleep more soundly and experience stress relief.
Meditation enables us to cope better with our challenges, whether they are physical, mental or emotional. This leads to improved mental health and emotional balance.
Despite the widely acclaimed benefits of meditation, there are a limited number of people practicing it. The reason: It takes a lot of time, patience and dedication to reap these benefits. Most people are not prepared to make that sacrifice. For those who persist, the rewards are well worth it.
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