Meditation is part of Indian culture from ages. Indian gurus and sadhus used to do meditation. Meditation and its usefulness is also explained in other cultures. Ancient sadhus used to meditate to achieve peace of mind. We live in an era where we are working all the time. We do not have time for ourselves anymore. We spend all the time at our job or business. And if we have the spare time left then we use that time in our entertainment. Because of this lifestyle our mind can’t get rest enough. And it has a large impact on our productivity. Because we are not resting our mind and brain enough we have less and less productivity every day.
We have many emotions and feeling in us. Often we don’t have much time for those feelings and emotions because of our busy schedule. We have many different flows of emotions that are raging and because of that we are more sensitive to things and start to be angry at us and others as well. Anger is something that can be controlled by meditation. You can control yourself on how to react to each situation emotionally. For that, you will need to understand yourself. It is all written and said and proved over and over in our culture that meditation is the path to connect you with yourself.
We have meditation in our culture before science. Many people think that meditation is a spiritual thing but indeed it is more than that. It is in our country when there was no science and arguments against meditation. But as the people and science became more advanced meditation is questioned. But after the research and results, today science is strongly supporting the meditation. There are many confirmed benefits that you can have by doing meditation.
When you do meditation you get to know yourself more. You can control your flows of emotions inside you and become more aware of the situation around you. Meditation helps you to control your mind. Our mind is like a monkey and it keeps jumping from one thing to another thing and one thought to other thought. And because of that, we can’t focus on one thing. To make our mind more precise and to improve our focus meditations are needed. It can be a little hard for beginners to control the flows of mind and different thoughts. But once you will start meditating, it will be easier and you will also see the benefits that meditation will provide to you.
Benefits of Meditation
Meditation reduces stress
We have lots of things to do in a day and hence if we can’t give enough time to some those things or if somehow we cannot do those things, that results in stress. Stress reduction is the most common reason people do meditations. Stress is not good for our body and when we are in stress it affects our hormones and also our body produces harmful chemicals. Decrees of sleep, anxiety, increased blood pressure, unclear thinking can happen because of depression. Stress can be managed by mindfulness meditation. There are many different styles of meditation can reduce stress.
Meditation controls anxiety
Meditation has the ability to reduce stress and less stress leads to less anxiety. In our day to day lives we deal with many problems. Stress at the workplace, the stress in personal relationships, stress from emotional trauma, serious medical illness, financial stress can cause anxiety. Meditation helps to lower anxiety and you learn to cope with situations emotionally. And after that, you will enjoy your daily life and you won’t be stressed that much.
Meditation enhance self-awareness
Meditation helps you to understand yourself and this is important because you have to understand yourself to understand your emotional flows. With the help of meditation, you will develop a stronger understanding of yourself. Meditation will transform you into the best version of you. By doing self-inquiry meditation you will develop a greater understanding of yourself and you will relate to those around you. As you know yourself you will know the negative thoughts in your mind. That negative thought will not be stuck in your mind as before because now you are aware of yourself and your thoughts. This type of meditation also opens the flows of creativity in your mind. Meditation can be a starting point of positive changes in oneself.
Mediation reduces age-related memory loss
Memory loss at old age is a normal thing. People tend to forget the small details at first and by they age they start to forget half of the things they know and by the old age they forget everything and it is hard to remember even small things of the routine. People in old age not usually do any tasks that involve the mind, thinking, and attention. Attention and clarity in thinking keep your mind younger for longer. You can start meditation when you are in your forties and that way if you keep doing meditation daily then you will not face major memory loss at old age.
Meditation increase positive thoughts
Meditation males your body and mind feel good. And your overall mood improves as well. It increases positive feelings and actions towards yourself. Different types of meditations help you to develop kind thoughts and feeling toward yourself. By practicing it regularly you will find yourself more kind to you and others as well.
Meditation improves sleep
People have busy lives and most of the people face insomnia at some point in their life. Meditation can help you to get a good amount of sleep. By practicing mindfulness meditation you will improve your sleep. those who perform this meditation fall asleep sooner and sleep longer. Meditation will improve your quality of sleep as well. Sleeping makes your mind and body relaxed.
Meditation helps to decrees blood pressure
Meditation can help improve your physical health as well. Blood pressure makes the heart work harder to pump blood which leads to weak heart function. High blood pressure can lead to a heart attack or stock. So, meditation will also be helpful to those who are facing high blood pressure. Meditation relaxes nerve signals and coordinates heart functions.
Meditation is a great way to calm our minds and it can do wonders when it comes to your mental health. Meditation will help you to know yourself completely also there are many benefits that meditation can provide. You can start meditation by practicing it 5 minutes a day. Anyone can spare time of 5 minutes from their busy lifestyle. It will be hard at first to focus on the meditation but as you will keep going it will be easier for you. After when you feel comfortable, start increasing time, and do it daily for 10-15 min. also, there are many types of meditation you can do.