Some people, they have chosen meditation to promote and improve their health. Meditating adds many benefits to your mental and physical health. Most people use it to clear their mind and to get clarity. Others meditate to relieve stress and anxiety. Whet ever your goals are in life, meditation can help you achieve them.
Mindful meditation lets us be aware of thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them. It asks us to unleash our natural curiosity about the working mind and to suspend any judgement we may have on our thoughts as they pass through. We are to approach our experience with warmth and kindness, to ourselves and others instead of over-reacting or being overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
One of the first and most important step of meditation is finding a comfortable meditating position. Sitting uncomfortably can cause a distraction. You will be more focused on the discomfort than the meditation session itself. Although good posture is important for an effective meditation session, it doesn’t mean you have to sit in an uncomfortable, stereotypical pretzel position.
You may find it difficult to meditate if this is your first time attempting it. But that is normal with any new thing we do in our lives. You may find it difficult to maintain regular practice or may feel discomfort, frustration. You may find it boring or even have doubtful thoughts of if this will even work in the first place. You may also find it frustrating when you can’t keep your focus while trying to meditate. This is all natural.
Meditation has many benefits, relief from stress, anxiety and depression being among them. It is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing their mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.