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Do you believe in Meditation?

Updated: Feb 11, 2020



Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body. Lots of meditation techniques exist - how do you meditate?


You can practice meditation without needing to believe in anything.


CONCENTRATION MEDITATION

Concentration or Breath awareness meditation involves focusing on a single point. This could entail following the breath, repeating a single word or mantra.


MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Mindfulness meditation encourages the practitioner to observe wandering thoughts as they drift through the mind without judgment.


COMPASSION MEDITATION

This involves envisioning negative events and recasting them in a positive light by transforming them through compassion.


~simply breathe naturally.

Such as tai chi, qigong.


BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

Relaxation is not the goal of meditation, but it is often a welcomed result.

Also, lower heart rate, calm the nerves system, lower anxiety or stress, improve focus and concentration.


Whether you consider practising meditation on a daily or weekly bases, 5 or 30minutes, you will feel a positive effect on your brain and immune function.

The goal of meditation is simply to be present.


SIMPLE MEDITATION - Body scan or progressive relaxation

~ Sit or lie comfortably.

~ Close your eyes.

~ Simply breathe naturally.

~ Notice the movement of your body as you breathe.

~ If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.


Another study found that aging people who meditate regularly don't lose their grey matter as fast as non-meditators.


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