Today’s world, thankfully, is changing. People are incorporating more holistic practices and mindful practices into their daily lives. From children to elders, meditation is one of those practices.
We all know someone who takes on the practice of meditation. For some people, it’s a daily practice, while for others, it’s just for emergencies. What are some of those emergencies? It’s those moments where you feel like your life is spinning out of control. It’s for times when you can’t seem to get out of your way.
Can you become one of the masses and take on the practice of meditation, as well? Does it sound like it’s too time-consuming and not worth the trouble? If you think this way, you’ll be in for a delightful surprise. Not only is meditation most certainly worth the time and effort, but the rewards will speak for themselves.
There are so many benefits to meditation that will delight and surprise you. First of all, let’s get into the subject of what meditation is. Some people think you have to be a highly spiritual person or an expert in meditation with a certification to your name.
It is not the case. Meditation is available for everyone, and why not? It has a multitude of benefits.
What is Meditation?
The practice of meditation has been around for centuries. People have used it for religious purposes and cultural reasons. There are as many forms of meditation as there are practices.
The art and practice of meditation have one goal in mind – to slow down the mind. Especially in today’s culture, we all have such busy lifestyles and even busier minds. Stress levels are up, blood pressure is up, and relaxation is down. This is where meditation comes into play.
The art and practice of meditation is one where you allow yourself and, most importantly, your mind to relax, rest, and rejuvenate itself. You take time to practice the art of breathing, slowing down your mind, and coming back to the center.
What is the center? Center is the place where your deepest desires live and breathe. It’s the place where you can move forward and get back on track. The true history of meditation is the practice of getting into a thought consciousness of total awareness and not letting the mind wander.
However, this is something that takes time and practice. The history and background of meditations are to serve one higher purpose. That purpose is to be in and experience present-moment living.
What is the Power of Meditation?
While some people might view meditation as some woo practice that doesn’t really work, the truth is that there is power behind meditation. When a person meditates, your brain waves change. Meditation can change your mind, or at least your mindset.
When someone meditates, their brain waves can slow down. With proper breathing techniques, beta waves in the brain are reduced. When the beta waves calm down and slow down, there’s a sense of overall calm and well-being as an after effect.
Meditation affects the brain and its brain waves. Each part of the brain, according to scientific studies and research, is affected by meditation. Incoming information slows down when meditating:
- Emotions are not as strong
- Sensory input slows down
- Over-thinking ceases
- Information overload slows down
Several parts of the brain are positively impacted by meditation:
- Frontal lobe
- Parietal lobe
Imagine being able to control your brain to some degree and relax, focus, and have more clarity. All this can come from meditation.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.