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Meditation: How it helps you in your daily life

Meditation is an individual practice which trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness that has existed for centuries, according to the documentary “Meditation and the Power of the Mind” it’s history dates back to the beginings of Hinduism (considered the most ancient ctury in the world) during the Iron Age in India; it was then adopted to many other religions and has multuous interpretations nowadays. Regardless of what people may believe, meditation is very simple to integrate in ones daily life. It is compared to some extents to practicing a sport ( regular physical activity) as it considered to be a positive habit that you can do anywhere, any time, and it will always have immediate benefits. It can take just one or two minutes if you are busy. There is no excuse for not doing it when you simplify the meditation habit. The question we all ask ourselves what are the precisely the benefits of meditation and why is it essential to integrate it as a daily routine ?

  • It relieves stress and helps you to relax.
  • When you practice mindfulness, you can carry it out to everyday life.
  • Reduces anger
  • Mindfulness helps you to savor life, change habits, live simply and slowly, be present in everything you do: brings happiness and fulfillment.
  • Meditation has been shown to have mental benefits, such as improved focus, happiness, memory, self-control, academic performance and more.In fact your sensory organs become more enhanced.
  • Some research on meditation has indicated that it may have other health benefits, including improved metabolism, heart rate, respiration, blood pressure and more.
  • Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation .Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia.
  • Grows a stable, more balanced personality.
  • Helps you discover your purpose.

How does you body react to meditation?

What does meditation do to our body?

Prana

“Prana” is what our body is filled with after the change it undergoes due to meditation: as the level of ‘prana’ in the body rises, we bubble with joy. Only a few minutes of meditation can make the human system react.
“Prana” is also called the higher state of consciousness.

 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar* calls it the normal state of consciousness, since we are endowed with the ability to live in that state.

* Indian guru, humanitarian leader and peace ambassador

As you research this topic online, you will encounter the numerous benefits from meditation wether they are psychological, physiological or spiritual. You will never hear a negative point of view from someone who has engaged into meditation.

 Sources:

Article “Meditation In Daily Life” from Sri Sri’s webstite The Art of Living :
http://www.artofliving.org/in-en/meditation-daily-life

http://www.ineedmotivation.com/blog/2008/05/100-benefits-of-meditation/

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