Meditation is the way to spiritual opening. Meditation is the fuel of the mind, a mindful state of peace and calmness. It is a way to self-realization and exercise of mind.
While yoga is the exercise of body and mind, meditation is the technique to take control of ourselves. We live in a stressful lifestyle and there are situations when we feel disturbed or impatient. Life gives lots of challenges and in a busy lifestyle, meditation can play a pivotal role as it helps our minds to relax.
Meditation should not be confused with religion, these are entirely different concepts. While religions are the forms of worshipping the unknown power or powers, forms and ideas that created the life and world, meditation is based on self-practice and self upliftment.
Many people yet do not meditate or give time to themselves. Many religions support meditation. The knowledge of self is achieved using various forms of meditation. This is open door for spiritual well being.
One can practice meditation at his home, workplace, open area by just giving five to fifteen minutes of self-realization.
It’s an ocean full of strength and calmness to the mind and can teach a lot more things to be more dignified and superior way of conducting oneself.
There are more than fifteen kinds of meditation to practise but it is better just to start with guided meditation under a teacher or the silent meditation also known as unguided meditation under self-supervision. Chants and mantras or instrumental music plays an effective role in enhancing the effect. It kills the negativity and bring positivity around. One can choose for a soft, pleasant instrumental music like chimes, rainfall, birds chirping, piano sounds, whispers, classic soothing love tracks, etc while meditating.
Meditation should also be taught to children. One can also enhance it’s effect by use of aromas and candles or flowers. By simply sitting and thinking of good things, nature and loving thoughts can also have the same effects as they help in producing more hormones that are needed to beat the stress and anxiety.
Remember meditation is not magic but a science towards your betterment with a feeling of magic as it changes you and your thoughts.