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Meditation: Importance, Benefits and How to Begin

Published on Jan 18, 2018 and last reviewed on May 26, 2022   -  5 min read

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Meditation is a technique of mindfulness practiced in order to attain mental wellbeing and a state of stability. Read this article to learn more about Mediation.

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Meditation: Importance, Benefits and How to Begin

Introduction

Mental health is the most discussed topic in today’s world. Infact, only in the past few years, people have come to peace with the fact that mental health is important and it needs care too. One of the most followed techniques to combat stress, anxiety and help heal from depression, is meditation. Meditation is found to have profound benefits in areas of memory, learning, self-awareness, and attention.

What Is Meditation?

Meditation is a state of the mind where you just have to learn to be relaxed and sit still. Often, people think meditation is about concentrating on a particular object or thought. But it is not so. Meditation is an activity where you try to slow down the frequency of thoughts and gradually stop thinking about anything from the past or future and focus only on the present. Initially, when you start practicing meditation, your mind moves forward and backward like the pendulum of a clock. As you practice more and more, your mind will become still and for a moment reach the point of highest awareness, that is samadhi, the peak state of dhyana.

What Are the Different Types of Meditation?

What Is the Importance of Meditation?

What Are the Benefits of Meditation?

Even if relaxation is not your purpose for meditating, still it is an indirect result of it. Apart from this, there are various other health benefits which researchers are studying to be the result of long-term meditation habits.

Although various benefits are listed, the goal of meditation is not to have any objective or expectations of the outcome. Just allow yourself to be in the present and calm down emotionally.

How to Begin Meditation?

Conclusion:

We often give ourselves excuses like 'I do not know how to do it,' 'I do not have the time for it,' etc. But, in reality, investing a few minutes every day for this activity gives us more time by making us more focused and productive. So, let us resolve to start each day on a positive note. Choosing the right type of mediation will not take much time, but take time to practice all of it, to attain the maximum benefits of mediation.

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