Meditation is generally known as a practice in which a people trains the mind or encourage a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content.
Principles of Meditation:
There is innumerable methods of practicing meditation but select the one that fits your physical health, nature and time available.
Whenever you meditate follow these principles:
• Place some inspiring pictures of great saints, prophets, great teachers and your God.
• Before sitting in the meditation Wash your hands, legs and face.
• Try to do meditation early morning between 5 to 7 AM and in the evening between 6 to 8 PM.
The Different Types of Meditation:
1. OM Mantra Dhyan
• Sit with gentle closed eyes in a comfortable meditative pose.
• Always Keep your back straight and stretched up with the shoulders relaxed.
• Start with reciting Om Mantra, focusing your mind on the rhythmic flow of mantra.
• Start Practicing for minimum for 10 minutes daily and slowly increase the time.
2. Walking Dhyan
• When you feel anxious or restless go for this meditation, just go to walk minimum for 10 to 15 minutes down the corridor or at your work place or home or in the park.
• Try to adjust your steps with your breathing.
• In this way the repetitive and rhythmic motion of your legs and arms helps you to enter a meditative state which takes away the anxiety and anger.
3. Image Dhyan
• You can Place a picture of your God in front of you when going for meditation.
• Sit and concentrate gently on the pictures till your eyes become watery.
• Keep your head static, move your gaze on the various part of the picture like feet, legs, body and the crown of the head.
• Then close your eyes and visualize that picture.
• You can repeat the same action as many times.
4. Memory Dhyan
• In this just read two to three pages of a book.
• After that close the book and focus your mind on what you have read.
• Then allow the mind to accomplice, classify, group, combine, and compare.
• If you are able attend to the subject on hand very carefully you will receive a clear impression.
• If you get the impression strong you will have very good memory.
5. Dhyan on Thoughts
• In this you can sit comfortably in any meditative posture.
• Just keep your back upright neck and shoulder relaxed.
• Then Close your eyes gently.
• Try to Concentrate on whatever thought comes to your mind.
• Let the thoughts come and go without trying to hold.
• After that all thoughts will disappear and your mind will become completely quiet and calm.
• For better results starting with 15 to 20 minutes a day is good.
• You can Increase as per your comfort.
Benefits of Meditation:
1. Mental worry and combativeness gets dissolved and helps develop reasoning abilities.
2. It Improves mental calmness and confidence and enhances stress tolerance capacities.
3. Enhance concentration level and increase the ability to do tasks more efficiently and skilfully.
4. Helps in controlling anger and improve your temperament.
5. Helps improve interpersonal and organizational skills.
6. It also improves analytical and reviewing abilities.
7. Allows easy detachment from materialism and consumerism of modern life.
8. Meditation Makes us live in the present moment.
9. Provides prevention in problems like Cardiac problems, High B.P., Neck back pain, ulcers, acidity etc.
10. Meditation can cover most of the diseases which are psychosomatic in nature.