Imagine yourself in a scene. You are running at the fastest you can and after a few minutes, you feel like you cannot breathe. You are done. Thereafter, you feel pain in your muscles and body. Nonetheless, you keep pushing yourself to run. Eventually, you crash. You have no more energy left. This is very real and can happen. Right? So, portray yourself in the same scene again. But this time, instead of the body it is going to be your brain. Despite overloading our brain with worries, thoughts, and agonies, we keep pushing our brain to the limits. Eventually, we have to deal with a crash.
Now, in the case of re-energizing our body, we need rest. Similarly, to re-energize our brain, we need freedom from these worries. In scientific terms, this is freedom can be attained from a few minutes of meditation. In this article, I will try to tell you how to do meditation and why you should practice it.
Perhaps you don’t know, a 20 minutes’ meditation session per day, whereas can help in reducing stress to a great extent, at the same time, it can improve your decision-making skills, as well. Meditation is a process that is famous all over the world.
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If you have never tried meditation before, I must say, you can start with a small session of 2 minutes a day. I am sure, this small session will gradually encourage you to increase your session time and enjoy more benefit.
Real Definition of Meditation
Before you start it, it becomes very important for you to understand the real definition of meditation. Some people say that meditation means sitting quietly with no thoughts in the brain. They believe that it is all about restricting thoughts.
However, this is nothing but a misconception.
On the contrary, meditation means to allow thoughts to come, but having a complete control over those ideas. You must not restrict your brain, but control. Meditation is all about controlling your brain.
How To Do It
First of all, for meditation, you will need a comfortable place. This place should be such where you will not be disturbed.
- Sit in a comfortable position on a chair or on the ground.
- Make sure your body is not too strained or loose. It should be in a relaxed mode.
- Then, breathe deeply through the nose and mouth.
- While doing so, slowly close your eyes and continue breathing normally.
- After sitting in this situation for some time, take a break and stop whatever you are doing. Try to make your body feel as light as possible.
- Then, you have to return to the same condition (in which you started meditation). This time you have to focus on breathing and body activities.
- After realizing that your mind is no more occupied by useless thoughts, any kind of sound or sensation, focus again on breathing.
- Gradually, concentrate on your body and the surroundings and gently open your eyes.
Before getting busy with your daily routine, take a moment to think about how meditation made you feel and what benefit you had from this session of meditation.
Why You Should Meditate
Over 50 years of scientific research have confirmed that meditation is good for both the brain and the body. One of the most incredible evidences of meditation is that after practicing this for a few months, you will be able to control your brain according to your wish.
The biggest benefit of meditation is that it sets you free from your own useless thoughts and teach you how to control them. Meditation frees you if you have been blocked by your thoughts. By controlling your thoughts, you will be able to have a stress free life. You must understand that to grow physically, mentally, and financially, you need a stress free lifestyle.