Many of us immerse ourselves in the cycle of our daily lives that we find ourselves with little time for ourselves.
Going with the flow of a routine, thinking about our past actions, and planning our future tasks. It is a busy world, and society requires us to keep up with it. The world does not rest, so why should we, right?
Despite the non-stop bustle of life, rest is necessary to restore balance. Constantly being on our
toes and working ourselves to the point of exhaustion is non-productive. Not only is it
non-productive, but it is also detrimental to our physical and mental health; this is why it is vital
to take a step back, a temporary stop to breathe and think. Practicing meditation is self-love.
Besides being an act of self-care, meditation also promotes mental health wellness and aids in
treating mental illnesses.
Typically, the terms mindfulness and meditation are used synonymously. But there are various
forms of meditation, and mindfulness is one of them.
The other forms of meditation are:
Meditation and Mindfulness techniques are all about training ourselves how to think, feel, and act. During the moments spent practicing the art of meditation you begin to learn to be more patient and gentle with others but most importantly yourself. Learning how to let things go and live in the moment has plenty of great health benefits.
Meditation can help:
1. reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression, PTSD
2. reduces job burnout in healthcare professionals and teachers
3. lower psychological stress and stress-related health problems
4. improve sleep
5. improves attention and focus
6. decrease pain
7. lower blood pressure
In mindful meditation, we are a spectator of our passing thoughts. We do not judge them or
evaluate them. We simply let them come and go. This meditation technique allows us to be in
the present moment, to be aware of our surroundings and sensations. It permits us to let go of
our past and future. When I sat down for my first mindful meditation, I thought to myself, ‘How
hard can this be?’ I quickly learned that the practice was not as easy as it seemed to be. It can be a difficult task to silence the traffic noise in our minds. Some are fleeting thoughts, whereas some
But, it is imperative to remember not to give up. To keep moving forward, to keep
practicing. Because to master any skill we have to practice consistently and after a few sessions, one begins to get a knack for it.
Only a few minutes of mindful meditation a day is enough to wash away the stresses of the day and prepare us for a new beginning. Mindfulness allows us to become aware of the thoughts we foster. It increases our focus and
improves our self-discipline. One can practice mindful meditation anywhere. But for beginners, a quiet room with minimal distraction is the perfect setting. There also isn’t a time limit for a practice session.
Yoga is a form of movement meditation. Just like meditation, there are many styles of yoga. Yoga is a therapeutic option for people with depression, and it also has positive effects on people with anxiety disorders. The great thing about this practice is that it also eases tension, relaxes the muscles, reduces pain, and improves physical strength. Kundalini yoga is a form of yoga that is frequently utilized for meditation. This type of yoga combines physical movements with meditation, mantras, and deep
There are many different forms of meditation and finding the right one will help you accomplish your self-care goals. Remember that learning new things take time but with patience and persistence, you will be able to conquer this new skill and make way for new beginnings.