Om! Om! Scientists claim that this is the sound coming from the sun. But chanting these words , sitting in a peaceful place would indeed give a feeling of ultimate nirvana. Meditation, a yogic practise, has been passed down the generations. Today more and more people are embracing this ancient Indian method because of the strong mental and physical healing powers it has on the mind and body. Even though yoga is very popular, meditation is considered supreme because experts claim that practicing meditation on a regular basis detoxifies and balances the body. It makes the immune system stronger and fills it up with immense positive energy.
Before starting with meditation a few things should be kept in mind. The site of meditation should be clean and well ventilated but not too windy. Morning is the best time to practice it though one can do it as and when free. The clothes should be comfortable and stomach clear and empty.
Top 10 Benefits Of Meditation:
Owing to the fast and stressed lives that we lead, the immune system of the body weakens. Hence the body gets subjected to colds, coughs and seasonal allergies. Regularly doing meditation minimizes virus attacks and inflammation is also reduced.
Energy levels and body fitness – As we breath in air and flush out toxins along with the carbon dioxide, the body is filled with a new form of vital energy. We no longer feel sick and lethargic and personal productivity increases. Oxygen consumption is lowered and the respiratory rate also decreases. Hence, blood pressure is controlled and a healthy heart is attained.
The calmness and peace of the mind and body radiates to the skin. It glows in all it’s glory and age comes to a halt. Even the hair, eyes and skin start glowing.
Hormones Are Balanced
When the mind and body are in harmony, so are the hormones. The various senses, glands and organs are all functioning well with regular meditation. The thyroid levels of people who do meditation becomes normal.
We can attain a balanced mind with meditation. The level of blood ‘lactate’ is lowered and thereby anxiety is reduced. Heart rate also normalizes. People build a sense of confidence and start facing daily problems of their lives with a more practical and calmer approach.
The path to self discovery can only be achieved by meditation. Leave all your stress and worries behind and meditate for a few minutes to attain inner peace. High blood pressure is lowered and it overcomes all fears.
Tightness of the chest and difficulty in breathing can be greatly resolved by meditation. The lungs become stronger, infection attacks are reduced and nasal passages open up and get cleared. However, correct techniques of meditation should be learned from an expert before practicing them.
Various eye diseases, fatigue and tiredness of the eyes can all be resolved with meditation. Concentrating on the candle flame, without blinking is a very effective exercise. In this method the eyes eventualy start watering to remove all the dirt and impurities. The eyes feel rejuvenated and relaxed.
A woman can connect to her soul and body through meditation. She feels relieved and can put all her worries aside. Premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps and menopause effects are all greatly reduced with meditation. Pregnant women who meditate are said to feel closer to their fetus.
This is what we all look forward to. The power to think clearly and resolve issues comes from meditation. When we are relaxed, the feeling of irritation, envy, failure and remorse also diminish. We focus more on ourselves, our betterment and well being. This is the hidden truth towards happiness. Meditation has the power to achieve this happiness.