What is Meditation
Wikipedia defines meditation as –
Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself.
Most of the eastern cultures have had some form of meditation as a way to understand the mystical forces of nature, to understand the deeper meaning of life. In today’s world, meditation has come to mean a way to reduce stress, a way to control the continuous mind-chatter, a way to quieten the mind.
Buddhist meditation techniques focus on building awareness through meditation, like the Vipassana Meditation technique – which aspires to help practitioners see things as they are.
Benefits of Meditation
- Deeper Relaxation
- Improvement in concentration
- A calmer mind
- Improved perception
- Physical Rejuvenation – as we connect to the inner source of life/energy
- Enhanced immune system
- Ability to focus on the present – better problem-solving, ability to handle stressful-situations
- Reduce negative emotions
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