Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Magic of Meditation

The benefits of a good meditation practice are many and well documented over the last several thousand years. An ordinary person may consider meditation as a worship or prayer. But it is not so. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. "Watching your breath" is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation.Through meditation we not only become more physically balanced, but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually balanced. Many years ago meditation was considered something just not meant for modern people, but now it has become very popular with all types of people. One of the interesting benefits of meditation is increased balance. Through meditation we become more physically balanced, as well as emotionally, mentally and spiritually balanced. Through the increased self-awareness that we then gain we also begin to become more balanced in life, love and financial issues, just to name a few.By meditating we are able to develop the ability to move and direct the energies around us. The health benefits of meditation are astounding. The simple act of breathing properly in meditation relaxes our muscles and organs. At deeper levels we can use meditation to focus more energy on specific organs or muscles to help cleanse them of disease and stress. Over a period of time the incremental effects will improve our health and longevity.Commonly today, people can mean any one of these stages when they refer to the term meditation. Some schools only teach concentration techniques, some relaxation, and others teach free form contemplative activities like just sitting and awaiting absorption. Some call it meditation without giving credence to yoga for fear of being branded 'eastern'. But yoga is not something eastern or western as it is universal in its approach and application.Take your time as you explore these connections to your self and the universe and see what benefits manifest in your life.--88DB BangaloreSource: http://www.articletrader.com

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