Gain Solace through Meditation

Meditation has always been a part of most of the ancient civilizations. Earlier, it was associated with religion, and restricted to only religious ceremonies. Some associate it with a way to attain spiritual oneness and peace of mind, while others consider it a way to attain salvation.

Almost every culture has a tradition of meditating with rosary or other religious objects. In some cultures there has been a tradition of using meditation as a way to gain control over one’s breathing. Few cultures also meditate by chanting some verse. Even in the pre-historic times, there was a tradition of chanting rhythmic verses and offering sacrifices to appease the gods.

Gradually, with the spread of atheism and the believe that everything religious is baseless, even meditation began to take a back-seat. Hardly, anyone tried to imbibe it in their daily lives. People didn’t realize that meditation could also be used for secular, non-religious purposes, simply to promote their well-being. It was also helped by the development of science and logic.

Unfortunately, people knew enough to reject meditation, but they didn’t know enough to explain how meditation helped. Instead, they preferred medicines to cure their ailments. Slowly, they began to show side-effects, some of them very serious ones. Thus, people began a quest for another way to relieve their problems without having to suffer the side-effects. They found their answer in the ancient practice of meditation. Now, it was being used to cure stress, tension and promote mental peace. There was absolutely no religious or spiritual connection.

Often the simplest of things can produce the most amazing results. The same holds true for meditation. A few simple meditation techniques could cure several ailments and without the risk of side-effects. Not only for the ailing, it is also good for those who want to stay healthy and improve their immune system, in order to avoid the common illnesses. Even children, who are suffering from lack of concentration in their studies, can practice some of the meditation techniques which help in the improvement of focus and concentration. There are several techniques that can be used by young students to help them concentrate and learn better.

Meditation has several benefits, both physical and mental. It can be practiced by anyone, whether sick or healthy, young or old. Except for a few, no guidance is required. There is no fixed time. It can be done at any time throughout the day. But, morning is considered as the best time as the good effects are felt throughout the day. Separate meditation techniques have separate set of benefits. So, you have to choose the one that suits your needs best. However, there are some techniques which can be helpful for anyone and everyone. Also they are easy to practice.

Given below are some of the techniques that can be safely practiced without much guided help.

  • Basic meditation: As the name suggests, it is the most basic kind of meditation and can be done without much preparation. All you have to do is sit quietly in a comfortable position and focus your attention on yourself.
  • Breathing: In this particular technique you have to take in deep breaths and focus on your breathing. As you do it, you will feel yourself taking in deeper and more controlled breaths.
  • Focused Meditation: This is much like the Basic, but here you have to focus your attention on an external object.
  • Sound Meditation: Here again, everything remains the same, except the centre of focus changes from a physical object to a sound. It could be any music you like, or music that has been especially designed, like the Hemi Sync CDs, for meditation.

Meditation, like any other art, improves with practice. But, it will help the beginners to follow certain simple tips in order to gain the most from their effort. Given below are some tips that will help the beginners to get past the initial troubles.

  • Fix a time: Set aside a time when you will meditate and try to maintain. Do it once in the beginning. As you grow used to it, try doing it twice.
  • Start with Breathing: No matter which technique you decide to follow, make sure you do some breathing exercise in the beginning. It will slow the heart rate, relax the muscles, and help you to focus your mind so that you can practice meditation in the ideal way.
  • Stretch: Stretching helps in loosening the muscles so that you can sit or lie more comfortably.
  • Fight Your Frustration: it is very common for the beginners to feel frustrated and flustered when they are not able to calm their mind. The moment it happens, focus on your breathing and you will actually feel yourself becoming calmer and more peaceful.
  • Sit Comfortably: Though sitting in a cross-legged position is considered to be the standard sitting posture, you can experiment and find out which position suits you best.

This guest post was written by Mily Smith, if you are an expert in your field and would like to write for then please don’t hesitate to get in touch here

Author’s bio – Mily Smith focuses on different meditation techniques. Meditation is essential for a healthy mind and body. These meditation techniques are sure to better your health standards if you practice them on a daily basis.

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