Today, it is used as a complementary therapy to improve overall health and sense of well-being. Meditation is a practice that is becoming to be very popular. It is more accessible due to the large number of instructors and qualified people who are training in the field, thus becoming a global phenomenon.
The term meditation is used to describe various meditative disciplines. The main objective of these is observing breathe and enjoy what is happening in the here and now, from acceptance with no need to change. It reduces stress levels and helps modify all the negative emotions. By living a deep state of relaxation, you can improve your health and well-being.
Modern meditation practices are rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism mainly. Today, thousands of people from different cultures around the world meditate.
We propose to meditate, sitting or lying quietly. Sometimes, you can repeat a sound or phrase (known as mantra) to aid in concentration. This discipline can be practice anywhere and anytime you want, however the silence and withdrawal is helpful.
Numerous studies suggest that meditation can have numerous health benefits. For example, if you have had a depression, a treatment called cognitive therapy based on mindfulness, it will help prevent another depression. In turn, studies indicate that full awareness meditation helps reduce stress, anxiety disorder or addictive behavior.
Scientists and scholars investigating the topic think that meditation works in such a way that affects the nervous system that controls the “fight-flight response” the sympathetic system. The sympathetic system causes involuntary action in which the body responds to stress by increasing the heart rate, breathing and the amount of sweat. By meditating we train the parasympathetic system, which its function is to precisely control the sympathetic and relax the body. Meditation is the path of moving away from the reaction and getting closer to the full consciousness action.
CAN ANYONE PRACTICE MEDITATION?
If you are in good health, there is no reason why you cannot practice meditation. However, your doctor will warn you about certain types of meditation that cannot practice if you find difficulty in performing activities of low physical performance. Some techniques, such as mindfulness meditation, yoga used as part of the practice.
There are few reports in stating that a person felt bad after practicing meditation, but if you have a mental illness, talk to your doctor for advice on whether or not to practice meditation.
STEPS TO FOLLOW
Find a quiet place. Meditation requires focus, so you should avoid distractions; find a suitable place to relax and not be disturbed.
Feel comfortable. If you will be in a certain position for a long period of time, it is important to be as comfortable as possible. Focus your attention. Breathe properly, or repeat a mantra will help you enter a state of meditation.
Keep an open mind. If this is the first time you try to practice meditation and unable to concentrate, remember that it takes practice. Do not give up and stay strong, fruits will come.
Kirtan or meditative chanting of mantras in Sanskrit. Mantras are chanted in Sanskrit for its sound structure. Along with the Basque language it is one of the oldest languages known. It contains a subtle and non-dense form of energy. According to the yogic tradition these energies correspond to the subtle channels of the body (nadis), similar to acupuncture meridians that run throughout the body concept. When we chant a Mantra these “nadis” (literally, sound channels in Sanskrit) begin to vibrate, whether we recited or we sing them internally.
The singing of Mantras is based on simple melodies derived from the raga, or classical Indian music form. Kirtan is considered the easiest way to elevate the mind to reach the inner silence and contact the soul.