There are many forms of meditation available for us to experiment with: Native Amerian, Tibetan, Buddhist, Yogic. Many people use meditation in conjunction with their spiritual practices.
You can try several different forms before you find the one that resonates with you, but don’t give up if you don’t like one or another. Meditation techniques are easy to learn. There is scientific proof that there has been profound positive effects on one’s physical and psychological well-being when meditation is used consistently.
Some of the benefits that you can achieve by doing meditation are:
- Harmony and inner peace
- Feeling centered, grounded, and stable
- You will discover the ability to go into your center of awareness and stay there
- Will bring balance to your body, mind and consciousness
- Help balance the three doshas (Ayurvedic medicine). Meditation is the greatest healing facot within the Ayurvedic system.
Some ailments that have had proven benefits from meditation are epilepsy, blood pressure disorders, low self-esteen, and other behavior psychologic disorders, anxiety control, chronic pain and other physical and psychologial diseases/disorders.
Some of the general benefits include (there are many more that have not been listed) are:
- a deep, inner peace
- improved self-esteem, self-control and orderliness
- improved sleep
- increased creativity
- physical health/healing
- psychological health/healing
- reduced medical care
- slowing or reversal of aging
Meditation can be a very important part of a holistic healing program for almost all chronic diseases. Please do not expect an immediate, magical transformation, but watch for small improvements in your physical/mental health, and positive effects within a short time span. For more profound changes it can take a longer period of time. Be patient and consistent with your practice.
If you are interested in learning how to meditate check your community centers, health centers, or a meditation center. Often times you can find classes at your local community college.
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