Wonder Of Meditation
Assignments. Meetings. Deadlines. Kids' studies. Examinations. Drab and never-ending household chores. Every day is so demanding and challenging. The long list of 'things-to-do' seems ceaseless and threatening. Little wonder why we find our anxiety levels so high. We lose our cool at the drop of a hat. We flare up for no reason, we become irritable easily - all because we're juggling with too many things that ultimately leaves us stressed out.
Stress in small doses that can be overcome is not harmful. However, excessive and constant stress can take a heavy toll on our body and cause serious health problems. So it is important that we don't let ourselves wilt under pressure and wreck our health with stress.
Meditation - the key to a happier, healthier you!
One of the most effective ways to stave off your tensions and relax is through meditation. It can dramatically reduce your stress levels even while making you emotionally stronger.
Meditation will leave you refreshed, recharged with a positive feeling. It also boosts your mood, increases self-confidence, soothes your senses and makes you feel lighter. The slow rhythmic breathing will bring you back to your balances and help you take control of yourself.
You'll find that meditation even touching your soul, helping you to achieve inner peace and lifting up your spirits. Once you start meditation, you'll find yourself breathing more easily and thinking clearly.
How does meditation help manage stress?
When your body is stressed, it releases stress hormones like norepinephrine which increases your heart rate and blood pressure. But when you meditate, it restricts the sudden rush of stress chemicals and restores the body to a calm and relaxed state. In short it helps you to manage stress.
- The first and most important thing to keep in mind, as a beginner, is to find a quiet place that is free of distractions.
- Then sit cross-legged or any other position that is comfortable to you. But remember, to maintain a good posture. No slouching or bending, because if you do, you will not only feel tired easily but tend to doze off too.
- The next step is to close your eyes and focus by clearing your mind.
- Concentrate on your breathing. Take short deep breaths. Make sure each breath is slow and rhythmic.
- Start with 10 minutes and then increase the time according to your convenience.
Meditation is basically a mind game. So crossing the first threshold may take some time, as our minds are always cluttered with thoughts. Only practice and persistence will help you overcome the mental block. But once you make it a habit, you will be able to reap the many health benefits from it.Top