Meditation

How long do you meditate for?

Everyone has different ways of meditating some are more comfortable to them.

If someone tries to tell you that it has to be done certain way, take advise but you will find your own way which works for you .

Some people prefer to meditate at a certain time of day every day and others do it whenever they have a spare few minutes.

You might decide to meditate for an hour or two on one day and only have 15 minutes to devote to it the next. The point is, you are doing it.

Get your body to understand when you are going to meditate by having a special place to do it .

If it helps burn a incense in that room to get the body to understand this means meditation time.

When you meditate, you’re taking positive steps to do something that is helpful within your own life, especially when you consider the potential that it has.

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Focus on positive

As it is the best way to start as I’m concerned, make sure that your meditation centers on positive things.

As long as you are thinking about positive things in your life.

Also thinking about what you want in the future that is a awesome start, you can allow your meditation to bring you closer to achieving those goals.

In other words, you can use meditation to help you achieve the things you want.

Meditation in and of itself doesn’t necessarily make these desires manifest as reality any more quickly than they would otherwise.

However, regular meditation does get you in tune with your feelings. That is vitally important when it comes to manifesting the things you want out of life.

That is why it is so important to meditate on a regular basis in order to allow the energy to flow through your life. Helps your mental strength, lets you deal with everyday issues .

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Meditation

Meditation comes from the latin root “meditatum”, which means “to ponder”.

It is practiced in cultures all over the world. 

Some of the earliest written records of meditation (Dhyana), come from the Hindu traditions of Vedantism around 1500 BCE. 

The Vedas discuss the meditative traditions of ancient India. 

Around the 6th to 5th centuries BCE, other forms of meditation developed in Taoist China and Buddhist India.

A Japanese monk, Dosho, discovered Zen on a visit to China in 653 and introduced the practice of meditation to Japan upon return to the country, opening the first hall for meditation. 

The practice grew significantly in Japan from 8th century AD onward, bringing the practice of meditation with it

Sufi or Islamic mysticism involves meditative practices. 

Remembrance of God in Islam, which is known by the concept Dhikr is interpreted in different meditative techniques in Sufism or Islamic mysticism.

Early practices of Jewish meditation grew and changed by the Middle Ages. Jewish meditation practices that developed included meditative approaches to prayer, mizvot and study.

Eastern Christian meditation can involve the repetition of a phrase in a specific physical posture, and can be traced back to the Byzantine period. 

Western Christian meditation contrasts with most other approaches in that it does not involve the repetition of any phrase or action and requires no specific posture. 

Western Christian meditation progressed from the 6th century practice of Bible reading among Benedictine monks called Lectio Divina, i.e. divine reading.

Stress can be harmful and this is why researchers in the West have gained interest in studying the effects of meditation. 

They believe that the current epidemic of hypertension and heart disease in the Western world is a direct result of stress.

The daily practice of Meditation can transform us radically.  

During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. 

This process may result in enhanced physical and emotional well-being.

Concentrative meditation, such as transcendental meditation (TM), focuses on a single image, sound, or mantra (words spoken or sung in a pattern), or on your own breathing. 

Mindful meditation, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), does not focus on a single purpose.

Research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as: Anxiety, Asthma, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Heart disease, High blood pressure, Irritable bowel syndrome, Sleep problems, Tension headaches and more.

Some of the physiological benefits of meditation are that it helps you to slow your breath, quiet your mind, and find peace, it can be beneficial physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

Meditation is now commonly used to treat mental health disorders, addiction, and everyday stress, as well as to heal physical ailments and promote better sleep.

If you are just starting out, I recommend you meditate for anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes every day. 

You can start with even less. Maybe try it for 1 minute in the morning. 

When you can sit still and relax for that long, move to 2 minutes then 3 and so on.

Consistency is the key here to achieving the desired outcome.

The benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. 

Meditation will help carry you more calmly through your entire day.

“Meditation is mind without agitation” 

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