What Is Meditation?

Overview about What Is Meditation? How to do it & practice every day. —Sarojini Kandula.”

By Sarojini Kandula is the Editor-in-Chief of Satyam Mind

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Info! Meditation teaches some techniques and encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention.

We have Conscious mind & Unconscious (or subconscious) mind.

Changing our behaviour through Meditation consciousness-changing technique shown to have many benefits on psychological well-being.

So how do you ACHIEVE THIS? Just sit and meditate. Years of PRACTICE.

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Key Points

  • Meditation has been practiced in many cultures all over the world for thousands of years.
  • Every religion, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, has a different tradition of using meditative practices but the purpose is same
  • Meditation is often used for religious purpose, but many people practice it independently of any religious or spiritual beliefs or practices. Only for their mind & their development.
  • An example: Sports people practice Meditation before they play.
  • Meditation can be used as a psychotherapeutic technique.
  • There are many different types of meditation.

Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine. Meditation gives us a deep state of relaxation and a
tranquil mind..

During meditation you focus your attention on BREATH & eliminate your thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress & anxiety. This process affects in
physical and emotional well-being.

Meditation Benefits of Emotional and Physical Well-being

When we meditate, slowly disappear our thoughts & overload information which
causing the stress.

Meditation gives us clear understanding about the situation & bring
the inner peace & ENERGY.

1. Gaining a new ideas & perspective on stressful situations

2. Building skills to manage your stress

3. Increasing self-awareness

4. Focusing on the present

5. Reducing negative emotions

6. Increasing imagination and creativity

7. Increasing patience and tolerance

8. Lowering resting
Heart rate.

9. Lowering resting
Blood pressure.

10. Improving sleep quality
Sleep like a Baby.

Meditation can fix so many health problems. How? You meditation what you want. You want to get better.
You meditate for that.

You FOCUS more on

1. Anxiety

2. Asthma

3. Cancer

4. Chronic pain

5. Depression

6. Heart disease

7. High blood pressure

8. Irritable bowel syndrome

9. Sleep problems

10. Tension headaches

Types of Meditation

There are so many different types of meditation techniques to ACHIEVE inner PEACE & Relaxed State of Mind but the GOAL & PURPOSE is the same to

  • Mindfulness meditation This type of meditation you are more FOCUSED on breath. Observe your thoughts and emotions & people. But
    let them pass go without judgment.
  • In mindfulness meditation, you raise your conscious awareness & living in the present moment.

  • Yoga You perform a series of yoga postures and breathing exercises to release stress & ready for
    calming mind.
  • Yoga exercise encourage you to focus less on your negative things and
    FOCUS on more IMPORTANT things on POSITIVE things.
  • Mantra meditation In this type of meditation, you quietly repeat a calming word, thought or phrase to prevent distracting thoughts.
    You FOCUS on that mantra.
  • Guided meditation Imagery or visualization meditation. You imagine & see mental images of places or situations
    you find more relaxing.

Everyday Tips for Meditating

If you are interested about meditation, some tips and tricks will help you start meditation practice.

Start slow. Start short sessions of around 5 to 10 minutes a day, then increase time & work your way up progressively to longer sessions.

Set a schedule Time. Try meditating at the same time every day—for a few minutes first thing in the morning, for example.

Get comfortable. Sitting cross-legged on the floor is one of the option but comfort is the key for meditation. You need to be in a comfortable position, where you can sit for several minutes without getting uncomfortable or restless.

Focus on what you're feeling. Breathe naturally and observe the feelings and sensations you experience as you breathe in and out. FOCUS ON BREATHE.

Don't try to suppress feelings.Your mind is wander as you meditate—and distress your thoughts. Just observe & let them go. Come back to breathe again. This part is hard. Just matter of practice.

What Is Meditation?

I know.. what you are going to ask.

I will meditate every day. I can't survive without Meditation Boost.

That’s all! That's right. You know. How to meditate. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know by comment below.

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About the Author

Sarojini is our technology director and she write mostly short (technical) and inspirational posts. Not only does she lead Satyam’s development team, but she also brews a mean espresso Indian Coffee —right at her desk and serves it in legit espresso cups. After that she will ask the team to meditate.