Meditation is practiced in many different ways and is known for relaxing the mind. In general, however, meditation involves focusing attention on something, such as breath, a mantra or a certain object, while letting go of thoughts and emotions that are not related to that focus. Meditation helps to develop a deeper level of concentration and awareness, which can lead to greater clarity and peace of mind, I, therefore, recommend it to others.
Before I began meditation, I thought that it would be a time-wasting activity. I started my meditation at exactly 5 am in the morning. Meditation allows me to connect with my inner self and get in touch with my thoughts and feelings, thus helping me start the day on a positive note. I always perform the meditation exercise in my bed, following the fact that the best place for meditation is wherever you can feel most comfortable and relaxed. During my meditations, I usually do not seek deeper states of consciousness and therefore only take 10-15 minutes since my goal has been to reduce stress and focus improvement. I always practice medication with online guidance by watching videos and reading articles related to meditation. Practicing meditation alone creates more fulfilment than when doing it with somebody, having someone around can create distractions.
After meditation, I feel incredibly relaxed and at peace, it is as if all of the tension and stress from my night has melted away. I feel more clearheaded and focused and better able to handle whatever comes my way. I am sure that I will continue with meditation due to several reasons. First, it is a deeply calming and peaceful experience that provides a sense of well-being (Russell-Williams et al., 2018). Second, it is quiet to the mind and allows me to focus more clearly on the present moment. Third, it has tangible benefits that come from its regular practice, such as reduced stress levels, improved moods, and increased focus and productivity.
There are many benefits to meditation, and it is a practice that I highly recommend to others. One of the main benefits is that it helps to quiet the mind and create a sense of inner calm. This can be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety and can also help to improve focus and concentration. Another benefit of meditation is that it can help to foster a greater sense of self-awareness (Russell-Williams et al., 2018). When we meditate, we are able to observe our thoughts and emotions more objectively without getting wrapped up in them. This can be helpful in gaining a better understanding of ourselves and can also lead to more self-acceptance.
Meditation enables us to access our intuition by quieting the mind and focusing inward. When we still our minds, we open ourselves up to a wealth of wisdom and insight that is always available to us but which is often drowned out by the noise of our everyday lives. In meditation, we can connect with that deeper part of ourselves, known as the higher self, or inner wisdom, and allow its guidance to flow through us. There are a number of changes that I typically notice after meditation practice. These changes include decreased stress and anxiety, increased focus and concentration, and a general sense of well-being (Russell-Williams et al., 2018). Additionally, I have been able to think more clearly and creatively after meditating, and my sleep quality has also improved.
In conclusion, meditation has many health benefits to humans, thus, all should practice it. It can be exercised during anytime and anywhere, depending on someone’s schedule and comfortable place. Meditation duration varies; attaining a deeper state of consciousness needs more time compared to that meant to relieve stress. I would recommend meditation to others following its health benefits such as mind-calming and general well-being, increased concentration, and anxiety reduction. It is possible to either be guided by meditation expert or follow or read from online content.
Russell-Williams, J., Jaroudi, W., Perich, T., Hoscheidt, S., El Haj, M., & Moustafa, A. A. (2018). Mindfulness and meditation: Treating cognitive impairment and reducing stress in dementia. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 29(7), 791-804. Web.