By Mike Selvon
There are many stressful situations in today's society that can leave us feeling rundown and feeling stretched to our capacities. With work, family life and all of the other responsibilities that plague our days it can be difficult letting it all go and finding peace. But peace is exactly what the body needs to function properly. Many people find that they cannot sleep at night with all of their responsibilities running through their minds.
There is a way to bring peace to your life and that is through meditation. It is a practice that dates back thousands of years and has help people find the peace and solace they need to salve their emotional and physical wounds left by their troubles. In this article we will cover the basics of meditation and how it can help you live a better life.
Is meditation part of a religion?
Yes, meditation is part of many religions. Most people associate meditation with Buddhism or Hinduism but in reality there are many religions that practice some form of meditation. It may be the Catholic who uses his or her prayers as a way to relieve stress and help them form a deeper connection to God. Even people who are not religious often practice meditation as a way to help them unwind and begin to think clearly about problems that may be plaguing their lives.
By David Stevens
Meditation is a great way to relax yourself, but meditation also has many other benefits to enhance your life. Meditation means to take a break away from your daily life, from your job, from your concerns, and so on. It means to turn off your mobile phone, turn off may be your telephone and really practice meditation by yourself. Let your computer and your e-mails wait for a minute. And really give yourself some time to do meditation.
By Dr James P Urban
Each morning, I devote about 30 minutes of my day to sitting erect in a comfortable chair closing my eyelids, shifting my eyes in an upward position while focusing at a tiny point just above my brow, slightly inward to perform my daily meditation practice.
By Nick Mutt
Meditation is a valuable art of relaxing the mind and body at the same time. Its healing powers are vast and long-lasting. It promotes more restful sleep and boosts the body’s immune system. This will help fight illness and better manage the symptoms of chronic conditions.
by Aaron Hoopes
In true meditation there is none of the nonsense about emptying the mind or stopping your thoughts, or even contemplating your navel. That having been said, the Buddha listed roughly forty different methods of meditation and other ancient texts speak of over one hundred different ways to practice. There are more than enough books that go into the details of meditation methods, so I will refrain from doing that here. Just be aware that if you are having difficulty meditating, there are methods that might help put you into the ideal frame of mind.