The Virtues of Meditation !

Have you ever thought of meditating while doing dishes, when you are standing at the traffic lights or enjoying small moments of your routine?

Impossible? Not!

This is much more possible than you think, after all, meditation is a tool, a technique to create spaces between thoughts. We have 60,000 to 80,000 thoughts a day, and we track the bad statistics of the increase in disorders related to the brain, such as attention deficit and hyperactivity, Burnout Syndrome, anxiety, panic, borderline personality. Well-being and quality of life: a set of factors that only depends on ourselves!

We live in an era where stress has become a worldwide epidemic and meditation is one of the most effective tools for giving restorative breaks to our brain and, as a result, keeping us away from these statistics. If we stop and contemplate a landscape with mindfulness, we will already be meditating, because meditation follows some basic principles:
  1. Stay in the present moment through deep breathing;

  2. Feel the full attention at the moment;

  3. Do not judge the thoughts that come and go, letting them flow;

  4. Have an open, curious mind that experiences;

  5. Meditate with purpose. 

It’s ideal to meditate for at least 10 minutes a day. We have all heard that meditation-practice promotes relaxation and harmony, and is useful for decreasing the feelings of distress. Recent studies have genuine confirmation that meditation can turn around the maturing process. Utilizing the latest clinical innovation, specialists have demonstrated that meditation-practice produces quantifiable changes in the pivotal areas of the brain that control emotional intelligence, memory, as well as learning capabilities.


The Research: 

In the 8-week study, Harvard specialists utilized MRI to study the brains of two sample groups. One gathering meditated for 27 minutes every day during the 8-week time frame, while the other one didn't contemplate during the study. The two groups likewise filled particular questionnaires as well that deliberate the members' distress and anxiety levels before and preceding the research. Toward the finish of the examination, MRI pictures demonstrated considerable contrasts between the 2 sample-groups in pivotal areas of the mind associated with controlling emotions and thought patterns. 


The analysts found that the hippocampus, which for the most part diminishes with age, was thicker in individuals who meditated during the eight-week research period. The hippocampus is responsible for controlling memorization, learning, mindfulness, and sympathy, capabilities that are related to meditation.


The amygdala, which controls feelings, for example, stress and tension, demonstrated a reduced thickness in individuals who meditated during the examination. The specialists connected this abatement with the decrease announced by meditation experts, however, this didn't occur with the other sample-group.


The meditators report feeling less pressure and uneasiness than the other group, which didn't practice meditation. Meditation-practice makes you slow down more and more and work on concentrating on your breath work. This can make it habitual to stop before you respond, rather than simply responding without suspecting. Suppose a furious colleague approaches you with a furious remark, blaming you for committing an error. On the off chance that you are not ready, your senses would most likely go on edge and you could get yourself absolutely without contention. If however, instead of reacting unintentionally, you halted and slowly inhaled before beginning your discussion, notwithstanding, you can move toward the discussion in a manner that would help your colleague to unwind and discharge their outrage.


If somebody knocks your vehicle on the road, the propensity for slowly inhaling before you respond can keep you from responding like a creature and beginning a traffic contention, or even something more regrettable. Feeling less furious and more focused can improve your life and the lives of people around you. Also, your brain will stay dynamic and keep up the capacity to learn, memorize, and recall, capacities that we will, in general, lose with age.


17 Reasons why you should be Meditating Daily!


1. It strengthens the immune system and improves overall well-being;

2. It helps in the improvement of effective communication and its clarity;

3. Develops the brain, increasing the gray matter and modifying some areas responsible for the perception and processing of information, for emotional control, for memory recovery, for learning;

4. Decreases the cerebral amygdala, that is linked to fear, anxiety and stressful emotions;

5. It enhances positive emotions, reduces negative thought patterns, helps to deal with stress as well as reduces it;

6. Several types of research show a considerable reduction of heart-related complications, by practicing meditation regularly;

7. Helps in overcoming bad habits and strengthening willpower;

8. Increases concentration and performance, attention;

9. Reduces the likelihood of symptoms related to depression;

10. Help in the quality of sleep;

11. Helps in working memory while reducing vague thoughts;

12. Reduces inflammation levels;

13. Decreases blood pressure;

14. Improves cell recovery;

15. Improves mood and energy;

16. Reduces pain;

17. The daily practice of meditation slows down aging, causes genetic changes, slows down the shortening of telomeres.



Busy Schedule? Don’t worry all you need is yourself!


An exceptionally straightforward route for you to practice meditation regardless of time and place, be it in your lounge room, office, or even in your vehicle, in the rush hour gridlock of enormous urban areas. Wherever!


#1. Relaxed Position

You can sit with your legs crossed on a pad or chair, or whatever is relaxing/comfortable for you.

Your spine ought to be straight, without straining. Your shoulders ought to be loose. Keep your head up, as though lifted by an unseen rope.

Put your hands on your thighs, palms down, or upstanding, whichever is generally convenient for you.


#2. Focus Point

Direct your look to a couple of feet before you. Maintain a smooth and unstrained look


# 3. Breathing 

As you inhale, take a profound, deep breath, keeping your focus on your breath.

At the point when your brain distracts (and it will), take your focus back to your breath. In the start, your mind will be distracted and brimming with vibration, don't stress. Simply release your thoughts and center around your breathing.


# 4. Just Start

Start little. Beginning with 10 minutes daily is of incredible worth. Bit by bit increasing your time as you become increasingly comfortable with the training.


On the off chance that you have never practiced meditation. However, you might want to begin to reap the advantages of meditating for the brain now. There are numerous resources accessible. If you like, practicing meditation in a group, searching Google for group meditation can help to discover gatherings, close to you. Moreover, there are numerous books with guidelines for practicing meditation as well as guided-meditation-recordings are accessible in numerous spots (even on YouTube). Tara Brach and Pema Chodron are 2 generally well-known educators who are famous for meditation books and tapes. After all, this stop rethink and start meditating! If you have tried and failed, you will surely eliminate the trauma after reading these reflections. If you haven’t tried, now is the time! If you always meditate, continue, because you already know why.


Love Yourself Enough!