Meditation is relaxation. It is not about concentration, it’s actually about de-concentration. It’s not about focussing one’s thoughts on one thing, but instead on becoming thoughtless.
What are the benefits of meditation?
- A calm mind
- Good concentration
- Better clarity
- Improved communication
- Relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind and body
5 Health benefits of meditation
With meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases.
On a physical level, meditation:
- Lowers high blood pressure, lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
- Decreases any tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
- Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
- Improves the immune system
- Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy.
11 Mental Benefits of Meditation
Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an alpha state that promotes healing. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. It cleanses and nourishes you from within and calms you, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down. With regular practice of meditation:
- Anxiety decreases
- Emotional stability improves
- Creativity increases
- Happiness increases
- Intuition develops
- Gain clarity and peace of mind
- Problems become smaller
- Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands through relaxation
- A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
- An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
- The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection
Meditation makes you aware - that your inner attitude determines your happiness.
3 Spiritual benefits of meditation
Meditation doesn’t have a religion and can be practiced by anybody regardless of the faith they follow.
- Effortless transition from being something to merging with the infinite and recognizing yourself as an inseparable part of the whole cosmos.
- In a meditative state, you are in a space of vastness, calmness and joy and this is what you emit into the environment, bringing harmony to the Creation/planet.
- Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself.
How to get meditation benefits
To experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Once imbibed into the daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day!
Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms.
Busy people from all backgrounds are grateful to pause and enjoy a refreshing few minutes of meditation each day. Dive deep into yourself and enrich your life.
5 Benefits of meditation for students
- Greater confidence
- More focus and clarity
- Better health
- More mental strength and energy
- Greater dynamism!
Meditation for soul purification:
As more and more people turn to meditation to free themselves from the limiting cubicles of life, they find getting out of the box of their limitations is only the beginning. There is another reality to discover where awareness is without limits, intimately linked in a vastness beyond description, awakening in an original brightness, more brilliant then we could ever imagine. All of this is within us. Our cosmic self is not some abstract idea but the product of receiving the purification, concentration, and awakening meditation offers.
The fearful world in which we live, digs subtly and not so subtly, into our otherwise pure being. Meditation is the great restorer of expansive, trusting innocence as we bring our attention to and practice receiving the pure center of our heart. In meditation our awareness loaded down in worldly issues is washed and purified. Every time we return inside, we are developing a practice of letting go of the world weighing down our awareness while returning to the lightness of simply being. Meditation is receiving the brightness within. It is an important journey from our worldly self to the pure world of no self, the world of heart essence being the home and source of our identity.
Awareness changes through this process of purification. The fruits are quickly noticeable including new openness, trust, understanding, compassion, joy, and simplicity of life itself. Meditation practice gives our awareness an anchor inside ourselves. No longer a drift in the many physical and mental worlds around us, meditation pulls our attention back home. Life has meaning and purpose. Our own heart becomes our source, our base of support and guidance, our teacher, and mentor. Our own heart purifies our awareness until we fall into arms of love beyond anything we ever imagined in this world, no less ever expected to find inside of us.
To get to this space of purification requires concentration. This begins with finding the time and space to practice meditation. This is not so easy in a busy, non meditative world. Silence, nature, the world of the sacred are the home for meditation practice. There is so much noise, distraction, and reason to argue instead of bowing down to sacred presence. Meditation is letting go of the importance of self and everything else for the golden presence within us, nature, and one another. We live in a world concentrated on seemingly everything but our center of being, the heart of life. Yet each of us knows this is where the treasure awaits us. Meditation is the map, the calling, the balance for our worldly life. The search for all we desire is forever limited until it includes the purification that occurs in the heart inside our heart.
Concentration to have a meditation practice and focus in our practice are the keys. It is too easy to fall asleep and let our life and thought wander into endless dramatic but fruitless pursuits. Days pass and before we know years are gone, and we have little idea of who we really are. One day we wake up. Our life is over. Our bodies lay beneath us. Our awareness is surprisingly present. And we have no idea of where or how to proceed.
This is why purification and concentration are important. Meditation leads us to the altar within us where we remember, we see, we are. Every time we meditate the process repeats. We die to this world into another realm, luminous emptiness, free of all thought, unmasked realization. Awareness is the groundless ground of love pouring out of our very center in all directions forever. There are no borders, no effort, no reflection or judgment. There is only more and greater light.
This is awakening. Our meditation practice is restoring our original lightness of being. In the process we reexamine all our choices, relationships, goals, and desires. What is there to worry over, chase after, or attach ourselves to when there is so much light waiting for us within? Where do we chose to place our hearts today, to give our awareness? Each moment is precious. To have this understanding in the world is beauty and poetry and honestly at times depressing and strenuous. Awakening is not a one time, one moment shot of reality which obscures life in the world forever more. Awakening is living with an ever opening heart which includes compassion for all the pain within and around us. The purification, concentration, and awakening itself are our best friends, our tools for survival. Eternity is our inner most core which our meditation practice is absorbing in the midst of everyone and everything offering love the best they can.
Just this moment, being present, a breath into the silence of the heart, life is resonating, connected, and ecstatic in all its diversity. Purification, concentration, and awakening is happening in each of us.