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”.MEDITATION

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!

Sitting Meditation

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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PS: I hope you enjoyed this article. If you have any questions about Meditation or want to leave your own personal review, please share your experiences below!

 “To change without you must first change within” 

To your best health,

Tom

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Ray

I know from my own experience that meditation promotes a feeling of wellbeing. And there are plenty of reports where it has helped with health issues; especially with any stress related problems.
I also use binaural beats to more easily enter a meditative state. For those who haven’t tried it, even 10 minutes a day can have beneficial effects.

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    Tom

    Hi Ray- In this article I have just touched on the basics of meditation and its benefits. You mentioned binaural beats which are awesome, however I would encourage you to take a look at Holosync, which is a tool I use to put myself into a “waking delta” state where the most beneficial changes occur. I will be delving deeper into this topic in upcoming articles, so please stay tuned!

    All the best,

    Tom

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Tim Bartrum

A very interesting article, well done. I was not aware of the many forms of meditation some of which may be done sitting, or walking, as well as the many health benefits associated with practicing it. Your site has a nice clean layout and I really like how you’ve added a signature at the end of the post. I will be checking back in real soon!

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    Tom

    Hi Tim- If you found that article interesting you may want to take a look at What is Health Food or Healthy Food? In this article I talk about the different types of Health Food and their positive effects on the body and mind. I would highly recommend it as a good read and to get your perspective.

    Best,

    Tom

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Lovane & Jade

Hi Tom.

Just expressing our gratitude for you having written this great post on meditation. It comes at an important time in our lives and I believe in others as well. Meditation as you rightly point out is about oneness and there are also a number of different ways to do it, as well as your own unique way.

We say this because NOW is a great time to focus on all we can manifest, that which we direct our mind towards. So building our reality with a solid foundation nurtured through the calmness and focus that meditation gives is wonderful.

Your links work really well at continuing the discussion. So keep up the great work, as in this day and age more and more people will be waking up to the potentials of meditation.

Best wishes

Lovane & Jade

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    Tom

    Thank-you Lovane & Jade for the wonderful review! You are so right, this is a new age and people are starting to wake up…..In future articles I will delve deeper into other aspects of meditation as well as philosophical and whole health topics so keep in touch!

    Best,

    Tom

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Phil L

Great article. I do deep breathing first thing in the morning, several times a day and the last thing I do at night, to relax and relieve stress. I never took it to the next logical step which would be Meditation. I think you’ve given me the incentive I need to start Meditating.
Thanks.
Phil

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    Tom

    Thanks for the comment Phil- Meditation is a wonderful practice with so many health benefits- I would highly recommend it to everyone! But as you know Phil, for some learning to meditate can be difficult and the results happen so slowly that most people quit before they experience them. However I have run across a tool for achieving deep levels of relaxation leading to more profound meditation sessions and best of all, you can try it out for free!

    All the best-Tom

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