Meditation is quite a popular term now, though it is considered to be quite a difficult task, that people travel through different countries just to learn how to practice.
But It can be just a 15-minute habit, which could be the best decision of your life if managed to stick to it completely.
How to do basic meditation?
There are lots and lots of types in this world. That could awaken different conscious levels. But assuming the maximum of the readers are beginners. Here is a simple method. As said by mindful.org
Get comfortable and prepare to sit still for a few minutes. After you stop reading this, you’re going to simply focus on your own natural inhaling and exhaling of breath.
Focus on your breath. Where do you feel your breath most? In your belly? In your nose? Try to keep your attention on your inhale and exhale.
Follow your breath for two minutes. You can use the breath ball—inhaling as the ball expands, exhaling when the ball contracts.
What are the benefits of it?
The best of all is that it makes this fragile human mind, a little stable.
Apart from this, practising spiritual meditation continuously for 5 months, I can
- Peaceful and happy
Let’s face it. Being selfish creatures human tend to think about themselves and become frustrated by everything else. Meditation just moves you into a zone where there is only peace. And you become more understanding. We are unable to find the exact reason till now but meditation makes you realize that you should be just content with yourself.
- Increase mindfulness
The most fundamental principles of meditation are being in the present. The practice literally makes you focus on your breathing, that’s the finest observation one could notice. In this century we just try to plan our futures, what to make, how to plan the day, date or exam. Then we don’t even think of what we are doing right now. It sounds so simple but it’s a difficult thing to adapt. And the majority of deathbed regrets are these only that they didn’t ever live.
I’ll explain this from my personal experiences. I was a pro at procrastination but just sitting in the silence just for 15 minutes were enough to be in pure conscious relation with yourself and the consequences of actions that occur of whatever you do. Meditation does this simple task, just perfectly.
- Best break
Ever took a nap for studying or after tiresome work.? Well, the second name for meditation is “deep sleep”. It just frees your mind from all processing. So that you could make space for upcoming info. Think of it as oiling the most used parts of the machine.
- Focus and concentration
Most of the blog ideas or the stuff I write, especially the creative one comes after my meditation session. I have truly observed so many changes before and after doing a meditation that how it increases the focus straight to the right thing.
- Calms the mind.
I know I have already mentioned that but it’s an important and big part of practising it. As our mind is always distracted by one thought of replacing the next. When you sit to meditate you just couldn’t do it. It’s hard to focus on the present and we realize how much we are prone to noises in the world. So, just try and try until you get into the habit of doing it.
- Compassion and empathy
When the cup is filled then only it could fill others. And when you are happy with yourself, which you’ll achieve eventually and the qualities of compassion and empathy just follow through.
Meditation is like love, you won’t understand it until you experience it yourself. These benefits are just bonus, the way meditation instantly changes your life once you do and do it right will make you addicted to it.
Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. – Alan Watts