Meditation

VH - MEDITATION
DEFINITION
1. It is making an inward journey.
2. It is a process of stilling the mind.
3. Me-dig-action is meditation.
4. It is emptying the mind.
5. It is taking away our consciousness from external entanglement.
6. It is an altered state of consciousness.
7. It is making peace with the finer self.
8.  The barrier between the  conscious and sub-conscious  mind is removed
9. It establishes a link between the higher regions of the mind and the waking consciousness.
10. It is shifting the consciousness from self to something else
BENEFITS
1. Brings profound relaxation.
2. Slows down metabolic rate, that is, the rate at which the body burns oxygen and food stuffs necessary for building up the body.
3. Heart rate slows down.
4. Blood flow increases due to reduction in the constriction of blood vessels.
5. Due to increased blood flow lactate produced during intense activity quickly and effectively reduced.
6. Lactate production is less when one is calm and serene.
7. Persons experiencing anxiety, stress and tension have a high level of lactate, which is one of the symptoms of high blood pressure.
8. Reduction in lactate level leads to deep relaxation which consequently reduces high blood pressure.
9. Brings about improvement in psychosomatic diseases.
10. Improves memory, intelligence and emotional stability.
11. Brings mental discipline and thereby improves personality strength with better social and vocational adjustment.
12. A mediator becomes physiologically different from non mediator.
13. Meditation brings far better and profound relaxation than deep sleep.
14. The natural corollary of the constant practice of meditation is the inner peace and harmony.
15. The stormy turmoil’s of the ebb and flow of the emotional torments of everyday living are subsided and neutralised with the onset of deep meditation.
16. During meditation changes take place for better with regard to brain rhythm (production of Alpha waves), blood pressure, pulse rate, etc.
17. Profound impact in curing incurable diseases like cancer. Dr. Carl Simonton of USA has cured hundreds of terminal cancer patients through his CRVR meditation technique.
PRACTICE OF MEDITATION
1. Simple Meditation – no technique but prepare the mind for doing meditation.
2. Sabdha Meditation – attention only on the sound.
3. Chitta Meditation- aware of thoughts and feeling.
4. Trataka Meditation- with the opened eyes looks at an object intently.
5. Soham Meditation- when you breathe in SO- breathe out HAM.
6. Bhakya Kumbakha Meditation – outer retention – Sava Asana
7. Transcendental Meditation – mentally repeat a Mantra.
8. Zen Meditation – with the closed eyes look at a centre of the eye brow – breathe in breath out with counting.
9. Vipasana Meditation- concentrates on breathing cycle.
10. Christian Meditation – think of Christ and his teachings.
11. Yogic Shakra Meditation – attention on a seven shakras.
12. Jnana Yoga Meditation – ask question without seeking for an answer.
13. Subconscious Meditation – saturate your mind with inspiring thoughts.
14. Creative Dynamic Meditation- Combination of all meditation.
15. C.R.V.R Meditation – C- Conviction, R-Relaxation through meditation- V- Visualization- R= Radiation.
16. Digital Meditation- Memorise and reproduce 100 digits numbers.
SOME PRACTICAL HINTS ON MEDITATION
1. Meditation should be taken more as a way of life than a mere ceremony to be performed piously at an appointed time.
2. Efforts should be made to fully occupy the mind always with pure and positive thoughts.
3. The mind should be allowed to attend only one thing at a time.
4. Any wakeful state could be utilized for meditation.
5. Even while traveling in a car, train, bus or plane meditation can be practiced – Sabdha, Vipasana and Chitta Meditations are suitable
6. The essence of Chitta Meditation can be summed up in two words – AWARE and BEWARE.
7. During WAKEFUL state the practitioner should be aware of his thoughts, feelings and actions.
8. The moment the thought, word, emotion, or action slips down to negative or impure aspects, one should be BEWARE and banish it immediately.
9. Instead of brooding over personal problems, it is better to concentrate on some constructive activities intended to bring some beneficial results to oneself and to the humanity at large.
10. The mind should always be saturated with the theme “Love for all and hatred towards none”. No event, however adverse, should disturb the mind. It should always be peaceful, tranquil and serene.

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