by Terry Waller
Article by calismith
The stressful lives we run at present take their toll on our physical condition. Mental stress and substantial fatigue drain us of our positive energy leaving us washed-out physically, mentally and emotionally. Once considered to be alternative medicine, meditation is definately improving popularity amongst regular medical practitioners. Meditation, which is understood to hold a certain effect along with the allopathic medicines prescribed for quite a few medical conditions.
Meditation is not exactly a challenge, if you put your mind to it. Sometimes, we just have to be aware of how it is done and the benefits it could do to us. We don’t have to be engaged in intense meditation to achieve its effects, all we have to do is have some time for ourselves and focus our mind on something positive. Being positive and repeating affirmations in our life could also help.
Both physical and mental benefits can result from meditation. This can include increased heart health through relaxation, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, and a more youthful feeling. Mental benefits can be an increased sense of well-being, decreased anxiety and depression, and emotional stability. Meditation should not be used as a cure for physical or mental ailments, however, but it can be a powerful supplement.
Yoga and meditation are practices that help your body to renew itself naturally. The yoga helps to do so physically while the meditation helps to do so mentally. The satisfaction that one gets after doing a session of yoga and meditation is unparalleled. Hence people are getting slowly and slowly gravitated towards these forms of natural healing.
The methods used by the Vissuddimargga meditation work by trying to subdue the mind. Sahaja Yoga says that instead of trying to subdue or control the mind, which is almost impossible anyway, why not ignore it and simply go beyond it. The Sahaja Yoga meditation is described as thoughtless awareness. Normally it is virtually impossible to do this but in Sah aja Yoga your kundalini simply takes you straight into thoughtless awareness.
Meditation has been established as having beneficial effects to patients with cardiovascular disease. Patients with high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure have been tested with various meditative methods, and results were promising. Even in the field of respiratory medicine, meditation has aided patients with asthma. All the more has meditation helped in the realm of psychology and behavior.
Meditation techniques are of many types, but they have a common goal. The main objective is to clear the conscious mind, so that we can gain access to the depths of the subconscious mind and be free of all conditionings.
Meditation is an actual healing process that can not hurt you, but it can have a wide range of beneficial results, in exchange. As opposed to medications and other treatments, meditation does not come along with a package of side effects. So, basically, none of the free meditation techniques can do you any wrong. The only thing they can do is to be more or less efficient.
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The stressful lives we run at present take their toll on our physical condition. Mental stress and substantial fatigue drain us of our positive energy leaving us washed-out physically, mentally and emotionally.