Meditation Can Slow Aging
What is meditation, and can it really slow down the aging process? And if that’s true, can anyone learn how to meditate like the masters?
What is Meditation?
According to Wikipedia “the term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, slow aging, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.
A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity”.
Some say that meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Others say that no effort should be exerted and to allow yourself to find the inner calm. You will have to decide for yourself which holds true.
There are many forms of meditation some of which may be done sitting, or in an active way such as walking-
Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training while using prayer beads or other ritual objects during meditation in order to keep track of or remind the practitioner about some aspect of the training.
Meditation for Health
Meditation is also often used for many health issues, such as high blood pressure, anxiety disorders, depression and stress as well as giving you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health-
And these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. When you meditate, you clear away the information overload that builds up every day causing or at least contributing to stress.
“True meditation has no direction or goal. It is pure wordless surrender, pure silent prayer. All methods aiming at achieving a certain state of mind are limited, impermanent, and conditioned. Fascination with states leads only to bondage and dependency. True meditation is abidance as primordial awareness.” -Adyashanti
“One of the dysfunctional patterns of the mind is the assumption that the Now needs to be filled with something all the time- see if you can experience the spaciousness of this moment, the inherent goodness of this moment, regardless of what it contains”
– Eckhart Tolle
I hope that this at least gives you a basic idea of what Meditation is, and some of the health benefits derived from its practice. One of the most important things to remember about meditation is that you must practice it!
Set aside some time during the evening or day in a quiet place and actually sit, start slow at first may be 5-10 minutes and work up to at least 30 minutes; you may find you are pleasantly surprised with the results! The old adage “practice makes perfect” is not so much an adage as a truism……..
That’s all for now, however we will continue our discussions on meditation its health benefits and practical applications in upcoming articles…
For more information on how you can experience all the benefits of meditation, easily and effortlessly and without spending years mastering the ability to meditate…
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“To change without you must first change within”
To your best health,
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