Meditation is a state where a person is in a thoughtless awareness state. It is a practice in which you bring your mind to a single point of attention or reference. In meditation, a person normally focuses on breadth or mantras or some sounds to distract thoughts and to focus on awareness on a single point in the present moment. It is a state of consciousness where all your activities of mind are reduced to one.
Meditation is much bigger now than it ever was in the past, being practiced worldwide for a better lifestyle and maintaining physical, emotional & mental health.
It is a way of life, it’s a powerful tool or skill to have, which helps in reducing stress, anxiety, increases concentration, elevates happiness and helps a person to maintain good physical & mental health, helps keep a focused mind and develops compassion. Practicing meditation regularly brings peace & happiness in life and calms the mind. It enables us to connect with the divine, our spirit guides, and our higher self.
While meditating, in a state of tranquility, we can see many aspects of our lives with much clarity and meanings. Regular practice of meditation can result in changes in the brain as per some researches which help a person attain a higher & deeper sense of self-wellbeing, thus, increasing their quality of life and prosperity.
Some of the common mediation methods are Mindfulness Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Guided Visualization Meditation, Kundalini Meditation, Vipassana Meditation, Laughter meditation, Walking Meditation, Vibrational & Sound Meditation, Centering Prayer Meditation and Concentration Meditation.
Meditation can be practiced by one and all, but to get the maximum benefit out of it, it is advisable to first have a proper understanding of the benefits of it & most importantly understanding which meditation style is most suitable for you. It’s always advisable to take classes and sessions under the guidance of a certified instructor initially to regularly reap full benefits of meditation.