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Meditate your way to a stress free lifestyle

Monday, January 05, 2015

If you’re looking for peace of mind, calm and happiness along with energy, good health and fulfilment, try meditation. It has been around for centuries, and with good reason!

It De-stresses the Body and Mind.

Meditation as two chief benefits:

1. Releasing accumulated stress in your system and

2. Preventing stress from entering the system.

Meditation’s Physical Benefits

Meditation is said to change the physiology and fill every cell in the body with greater energy. The result? Peace, enthusiasm and joy. Physically, the benefits to be gained from meditation are many:

  • Improved immune system
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increased energy levels
  • Lower levels of blood lactate resulting in less anxiety attacks
  • Increase in the production of serotonin, improving behaviour and mood
  • Decrease in tension-related pain like ulcers, tension headaches and joint and muscle problems.

Meditation’s Mental Benefits

Meditation is said to bring our brainwave patterns into an Alpha state and this encourages healing. The mind is refreshed. Regular practice of meditation can help with:

  • Decreasing anxiety
  • Improving emotional stability
  • Increasing creativity and happiness
  • Developing intuition
  • Gaining clarity

Meditation also helps to sharpen the mind by helping you to gain focus. A sharp mind without expansion causes frustration, anger and tension. An expanded consciousness minus sharpness equals a lack of progress. But a balance of the two with meditation helps you to be more aware, focused and fulfilled.

And a Few More Benefits

  • Emotional harmony. Meditation cleanse and nourishes from within. It’s calming when you need it most.
  • Evolving consciousness. With daily practise, meditation can help your consciousness evolve, bringing a higher and refined state of awareness. When the consciousness evolves, blips in life become negligible. Disappointments and anger will become fleeting emotions and you’ll start enjoying life in the moment instead of living in the past.
  • Transformation. Meditation offers personal transformation. As you begin learning more about yourself, so you’ll want to discover more about the universe. You might start questioning in the meaning and mysteries of life. These are questions that require understanding – they’re not something you can Google. As you live through answering these deep, meaningful questions, so you will see how your life transforms to a richer level.
  • The dawning of cosmic consciousness. By bringing meditation into your day-to-day life, the cosmic consciousness (known as the fifth state of consciousness) dawns. The idea is to see who whole cosmos as part of yourself. When you see the world as a part of you, love will start to flow and again you start letting of the past and living in the “now”.

The marriage of knowledge and understanding the practice can make you fill complete. As you grow to a higher state of consciousness, you will become stronger, more internally beautiful and capable of accommodating, appreciating and accepting different values in life. Without conditions and restraints.

Gaining the Benefits of Meditation

To fully enjoy the benefits of meditation, you need to practise it regularly. You only need to set aside a couple of minutes each day. Once your meditation becomes a daily routine, it is bound to become the best part of your day.

Think of meditation as a seed. When you start cultivating a seed with attention and love, it starts blossoming. That’s exactly what your consciousness can experience with meditation. Our consciousness needs to be nurtured with easy meditation techniques – you don’t need to make your practise complex.

Busy people from any type of background can pause and start enjoying a refreshing couple of minutes of meditation every single day. If you’re keen to break away from the stresses of this fast-paced life, start incorporating meditation into your day and dive deep into yourself to reap the enrichment of meditation.