Meditation

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” -Buddha

 

Meditation

Meditation is a practice where an individual focuses their mind on a particular object, thought or activity to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. It reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. It is performed while sitting, repeating a mantra, and closing the eyes in a quiet environment.

Forms of meditation

  • Physical postures:

Various postures are taken up in some meditation techniques. Sitting, supine, and standing postures are used.

  • Mental silence:

Sahaja yoga meditation is regarded as a mental silence meditation, and has been shown to correlate with particular brain and brain wave activity.

  • Mindfulness:

Over the past 20 years, Mindfulness and mindfulness-based programs have become increasingly important to Westerners and in the Western medical and psychological community as a means of helping people, whether they be clinically sick or healthy.

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