MEDITATION


Meditation states that it is “consciously directing your attention to alter your state of consciousness” (Worldwide Online Meditation Center). Concentrate on anything , and make it the focal point of the meditation. Some examples are abstract representations of reality, noises, breath control, colours and spiritual ideas.

Meditation is not hard to do but some techniques may need someone to channel the thoughts into the right direction and place. Try a few styles to find which is more amenable  and suitable for where the interest lies.

Meditation is becoming more popular as a complementary treatment for raised blood pressure, heart disease, and other health conditions are substantiated.

"There is an enormous amount of interest in using meditation as a form of therapy to cope with a variety of modern-day health problems, especially hypertension, stress, and chronic pain, but the majority of evidence that seems to support this notion is anecdotal, or it comes from poor-quality studies.

To relieve stress, there seems to be nothing more rejuvenating—and relaxing—than spending some time meditating. It can result in a feeling of inward peace and a happy feeling that can keep you going for the whole day. Time is not an issue as it only takes as long as what you set aside. 

One popular technique —Transcendental Meditation— can be done say twice a day for 15-30 minutes at a time.  Even ten minutes a day to start with and whatever technique you use, you'll find it worthwhile. Start with a short period then increase it.

eople meditate in a few combinations of physical positions e.g. sitting down, lying down, standing up, or even walking. It can be as simple as focusing on your breathing, or as intricate as combining visualization, breathing, chanting and movements simultaneously.



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