What affects your health? Is it stress, or unhealthy food habits? Well! There are a lot of reasons that manifest an individual to deteriorated health. Unhealthy food habits, physical inactivity, wrong body posture, disturbed biological clock, signs of stress, and anxiety all play an important role in affecting our health. Engaging in meditation session can help move you into space where you’re better able to handle such circumstances. The process may result in enhanced physical and emotional well-being and provides a deep state of relaxation and a peaceful mind.
Meditation is a training in awareness and attention by focusing or just becoming aware of an object, thought or activity. To simply put it Meditation is a “Restful sleep with awareness”. I.e. Meditation leads to a calm state of mind(1).
Based on how we go into meditation there are two main types “Focusing meditation” and “Open monitoring” meditation. Vipassana, Zen, and Qigong are examples of focusing meditation while mindfulness and kriya yoga meditation are examples of open monitoring. Transcending in between these two is Transcendental meditation(2).
Stress at workplace due to increased workload, interpersonal relationship, expectations, dissatisfaction with work etc. can lead to psychosocial stress and stress related health disorders if not tackled in the long run. Anxiety, Depression, repetitive stress injuries like neck pain, back pain, headaches, sickness absenteeism are some of the consequences of maladaptive response to stress(3). Numerous research studies have proven various health benefits associated with the practice of meditation. These include stress reduction, decreased anxiety, and depression, reduction in pain, improved memory, reduced sickness absenteeism and increased productivity at workplace.Thus, practicing meditation can contribute to overall health and well-being and increased work efficiency.
Stress is the major factor behind decreased productivity and overall health of an individual and practicing Meditation can help overcome it. Meditation is a group of practices that train attention and awareness, usually with the aim to foster psychological and spiritual well-being. Meditation is an act of continuous contemplation that trains the mind and brings it under greater voluntary control, by directing them in beneficial ways.
Dhyāna or meditation is an act of continuous contemplation.
Five minutes of meditation done at a quiet place is enough to start within the house or outdoor where there are no people passing by and should be ventilated.
It is healthy to meditate early in the morning or late at night as the atmosphere is more peaceful at these times. It’s important to always meditate at the same time every day. This generates balance and helps to incorporate meditation as part of your life.
(Post Date:- 2020-06-01 12:12:14)