Meditation is a technique that allows you to train your mind through focusing on an object; an object may be a word or phrase, or your breathing, or any other object like a flame of a candle.
The Australian Teachers of Meditation Association define it as,
“Meditation is a discipline that involves turning the mind and attention inward and focusing on a single thought image, object or being”.
How Does Meditation Help?
There are manifold benefits of meditation; it keeps you away from agitation and offers peace of mind. Moreover, if you regularly meditate, you improve your concentration power, communication skill, and inner strength. Through meditation, you encounter an inner source of power that offers calm mind, relaxation, rejuvenation and good luck.
Benefits of Meditation
During the meditation, a wide variety of changes has been seen in the body and brain. FMRI scan conducted on a person before and after meditation reveals that brain after meditation does not process information as energetically as it does normally. Reduction in beta waves has been observed in the examination. Other changes are –
this part of the brain is connected to the strength of reasoning, emotions, planning, and self-conscious awareness of people. It is noticed that during meditation, this part of the brain goes offline.
it is responsible for processing sensory information about our surroundings; it also gets less active when we meditate.
Types of Meditation
There are many types of meditation that are beneficial for better life. Some of them are Zen Buddhist, Vapassana, mindfulness, transcendental, and Sahaja. All these forms of meditation are often practiced for rest in tranquility.