What is Meditation?
A mind that is in the present moment is meditation.
A mind that is calm, without hesitation and anticipation is meditation.
A mind that has become no mind, and has come back to its source is meditation.
An inward journey
Ready to begin the journey?
meditation, you need not
go to a remote cave in
Meditation is diving deep within.... at this moment.
Bring the mind, which is
all over the place, back
to its source.
In meditation - your mind is alert, and all other organs are in deep rest.
Repose in the cool, calm, serene depth of your Being.
Do you think that meditation is deep concentration? Then you’re in for a surprise:
Let go - of anger and events from the past
Let go - of desires and planning for the future
Meditation is accepting this moment, and living every moment totally with depth.
Are you curious to know the steps/actions - that lead to meditation?
Good news is that, you
anything – meditation is
not an act.
Step 1: Relax
Step 2: Relax more
Step 3: Relax more and
Meditation happens with effortlessness.
Relax in the meditative state – you’ll agree it’s valuable and precious.
Why Should I Meditate
Benefits of Meditation
Are you seeking calmness, peace of mind, joy, vibrant health, greater energy, positive relationships, and fulfillment in life? Do you wish to be stress-free and worry-free?
You can enjoy all these benefits and much more, with meditation. Meditation offers innumerable benefits for your body, mind and spirit. The rest you gain in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep.
The deeper your rest, the more dynamic is your activity.
De-stress with Meditation
Two important benefits happen because of meditation:
Meditation prevents stress from getting into the system
Meditation releases accumulated stress that is in the system
Both happen simultaneously, enabling you to realize the joy that you are.
Meditation - benefits for the Body
With meditation, your physiology undergoes a change, and every cell in the body is filled with prana (energy). You bubble with joy, as the level of prana in your body rises.
On a physical level, meditation:
Lowers high blood pressure
Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
Decreases any tension-related pain, such as: tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
Improves the immune system
Turns your body into a powerhouse, as your generate an inner source of energy
Meditation - benefits for the Mind
Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an alpha state that promotes healing.
The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful.
With regular practice of meditation:
Your anxiety decreases
Your emotional stability improves
Your creativity increases
Your happiness increases
Your intuition develops
You gain clarity of mind
You get peace of mind
Problems become smaller before coming to you
Meditation makes you aware - that your inner attitude determines your happiness.
Meditation – spiritual benefits
Meditation brings harmony within you
Meditation cleanses and nourishes you from the inside and calms you, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down.
Meditation brings harmony in creation
When you meditate - you are in the space of vastness, calmness, and love - and you emit certain vibrations. You bring harmony within yourself, and you influence the subtle layers of creation as well.
Meditation can reveal your true potential
Every cell in your body has the capacity to hold infinity. Through regular meditation practices, it is possible for you to realize this potential, which nature has bestowed on you.
Cosmic consciousness dawns in you
With the assimilation of meditation into daily life, the fifth state of consciousness*, called cosmic consciousness, dawns. Cosmic consciousness - is to perceive the whole cosmos as part of oneself.
When you perceive the world as a part of yourself, love flows strongly between the world and you. This love empowers you to bear the opposing forces and the disturbances in your life. Anger and disappointments become fleeting emotions that occur momentarily and then vanish. You start living in "the moment" and let go of "the past".
The confluence of knowledge, understanding and practice makes life complete. When you grow into higher states of consciousness, you become beautiful yet strong - a soft, delicate and beautiful blossom capable of accommodating different values in life without any conditions.
How to get the benefits
To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It only takes few minutes every day. Once imbibed into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day!
Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms. Similarly, the sapling of consciousness is within you. It needs to be nurtured with simple meditation techniques. Some palm trees yield in three years, some in ten years. And those that aren’t nurtured - never yield! They simply exist...
Meditation is a state of consciousness. Reading about its benefits - can only give a glimpse of its real impact. It’s time that you start meditating!
Busy people from all backgrounds are grateful to pause and enjoy a refreshing few minutes of meditation each day. Dive deep into yourself and enrich your life.
*States of consciousness
We lead life through three states of consciousness - waking, dreaming and sleeping. In the waking state of consciousness, we experience the world through the five senses - sight, smell, touch, hearing, or taste. The other extreme is the sleeping state, where one is completely cut off and dull. The more one sleeps, the duller one feels since a lot of energy is expended in sleep.
The fourth (or the higher) state of consciousness is somewhere in between the waking, sleeping and dreaming states; wherein we know "we are" but we don't know "where" we are. This knowledge that I "am" but I don't know "where" I am or "what" I am is called Shiva. This state gives the deepest possible rest that one can experience. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. Hence, the fourth state, where we are awake and yet at complete rest, is worth knowing. We enter this state only during meditation.
The fifth state of consciousness is called cosmic consciousness. Cosmic consciousness - is to perceive the whole cosmos as part of oneself.
( Courtesy: http://www.powerofmeditation.org/ )