Reiki a methodology commonly practiced for energy healing. Having its deep roots from Japanese medium it means universal life energy. From its existence right from early nineties, it is still done for healing the targets through energy been transferred from one person to other. As said by some common healing experts of Reiki, they felt a response to the practitioners hands it’s a warm sensation it’s a tingling sensation it’s very comfortable it feels very safe. According to the Experts the energy blocks within the corners of the body which gives birth to chronic illness and aches in the body.
Mikao Usui was the first person to start practicing Reiki Healing Technique. Reiki from the energy healing communicates with the nervous system through our nerves, from where the messages are transmitted to the brain. Reiki is an efficient and sound way to heal the body. Reiki can be termed as a spiritual healing practice which is performed by the trainers and practitioners on other person, but it have the edge where it can be self healed as well. Reiki can be performed on any age category people for healing from stress whereas it has no evidence of being causing any harm to the health .Reiki doesn’t need any special or specific location or area or any crucial or important training to perform the same. But it essentially requires some specific fixed hours for in-person training from a Reiki expert trainer.
Reiki is something which yields very fruitful outcomes when performed in an undisturbed environment. Reiki cultivates none other than a good practitioner who can guide up the best for you. It can be executed to the person who is far miles away from the healing expert. Reiki thrives to adjunct relaxation and manifests the body physically, mentally and spiritually. Reiki promotes the atmosphere where every person can corresponds to each other and involve the ambient of congruity.. A nearly culturally universal belief with Reiki self healing techniques you can practice the techniques on your own body to relieve a number of issues including pain relief, stress and anxiety and a number of chronic health conditions . Reiki prospers and assures the diminishing of the thoughts of helplessness, ignorance and uncontrollable gestures.
The Guided meditation begins with the process of self inquiry to get curious about what we are really feeling. Be okay with life as it is and then nurture and open our hearts with kindness. This process will help you to find peace from within. Beginning with making yourself comfortable with your arms and legs uncrossed. Make sure to turn off all possible distractions and set this time aside for you in a moment. The guidance flows through a body scan. To begin the process of relaxation, you can release tension and negativity by letting go completely. You can turn your attention inward and now allow your eyes to close gently and bring your focus to your breath without changing your breath.
Simply notice how it flows in through your nose. Feel the cool air as it passes into your nostrils and fills you up. Encourage each natural out-breath to release any tension that you may be feeling. Continue to observe your breath and allow it to deepen naturally and slow down. We will practice connecting to what is true for you in your heart. You will cultivate loving energy for yourself to nurture what is true for you and to find peace. Give yourself permission to be fully supported by the earth to connect to the collective energy of the universe and to be open to possibilities of what comes with the state of comfort and relaxation and now slowly begin to scan your body as said that each part of your body encourages and releases a complete relaxation to find ease in your body. Allow the surface below you to support you fully begin this body scan at your feet and simply relax.
Move your attention up from your feet and begin to release your lower legs and knees. Feel how each part of your body becomes heavy and connected to the energy around you as you allow it to let go and now find a sense of ease and your thighs and hips as you let go completely. Move up and take a deep breath to help release any tightness in your lower back. Continue this process of increasing your comfort and connection to the collective energy of the universe around you and welcome a feeling of softening into your abdomen let your chest and arms rest heavy on the surface below you feel as your neck and throat release any physical and emotional tension that you may be holding on to. Allow your jaw to unclench and feel as the small muscles of your cheeks and forehead soften and smooth and as the small muscles in your face and jaw. Let go the rest of your body follows and softens as well now your whole body is heavy on the earth and allowing your breath to return to its natural rhythm and flow. You will find that you are fully relaxed. You know you are safe and supported and you are open to guiding yourself into a calm state of mind. Now that you are fully relaxed you can begin this inquiry process by checking in with what is true for you, what you are actually feeling without judgment and without trying to change anything. Make space for the truth to surface in whatever form it comes. Simply allow it to surface. Consider the situation or feeling that has overwhelmed or stuck impact on you. Recognize what you are feeling and accept in the present moment. Know that the state of overwhelm is simply an obstacle on your path and it is part of your journey because this may be a negative or challenging emotion. Let down your guard and your armor to this emotion makes space for awareness and acceptance without judgment. We often have the unconscious impulse to push away suppress or ignore difficult emotions which simply brings about more suffering. Some might busy themselves to prove their worth or neglect what is really going on while some may have a fear of failure and overwhelm that may paralyze them. Some may feel anxious or restless based on all that there is to do. Whatever you’re feeling is okay. These are simple patterns that have been developed. They are not you recognize but the self-talk going on in your mind recognize the potential that you may have unmet or unrecognized expectations from yourself or others that may be playing a role in the judgments of yourself or possibly you’re experiencing negative self-talk begin to move out of the thinking patterns and bring your attention to your felt experience. No need to attach words or labels to your feelings. Simply explore what those feelings are pause and allow these feelings. Sometimes we may be judgmental when a negative feeling surface acknowledged the feeling and allow it to be what it is without judgment or sometimes we may push the feeling down and focus on something else in this situation.
Being present is the way stay in the moment stay with the feeling and be okay with it continue to make space in your heart for these feelings to come up and simply be we may want to resist the discomfort of a negative feeling and remove ourselves from the present moment do your best to stay present and mindful in a time when difficult emotions come up practicing a moment of pause after recognizing a feeling or behavior gives you the opportunity to make another choice a different choice than you are used to making creating space during this moment of pause allows you to stop the negative habit or behavior before it continues. It allows you to respond skillfully rather than reacting by simply allowing the difficult emotion to be. What if you are able to bring your awareness to the present moment experience and you may notice almost immediately? A sense of softening and ease around the emotion simply by allowing it to be with honesty and acceptance comes the ability to move forward and to grow once you have recognized the emotion and allowed it to be what it is. Get curious about what you are feeling and what is behind the feeling explore your own truth breathe deeply to allow space for your truth to surface. Now is the time for some deep self inquiry. Start to ask yourself some questions about what you are experiencing? What is underneath the feelings you are experiencing? How you are feeling? The answers may not come immediately and that is okay continued to allow the emotions to surface in these next few moments. Make space for the truth and acceptance of what answers will come in time. Begin to let go of judgments. Let go of self-limiting beliefs. Let go of. Let go of fear. Let go of any negativity. You may be holding on to this negativity doesn’t have to be named specifically, just let it go, let the energy of negativity go, let go of any past negativities and replace them with positive thoughts and gratitude. Take a moment to release all that is holding you back, all that you have pushed down , any anger and resentment any fears and any negativity. As you bring the feelings and emotions to the surface, do so with a sense of unconditional love for yourself. See what is really going on for you and proceed with care and compassion. Continue to come back to the felt experience and move out of the thinking patterns and then take some time to nurture yourself. Place your hand on your heart if you like and offer love and kindness to yourself open your heart and let it in offer positive energy to the area of your heart. Ask yourself what it is if you need in this moment to care for yourself, to nurture and support. You ask this of yourself often and listen really listen to what it is that you need to calm the sense of overwhelm to get unstuck to find peace within and now bring your attention back to your physical body and deepen your breath once more . You are now beginning your journey back to the present moment and as you do you will continue to nurture yourself with care and compassion. You will find inner peace, begin to reactivate each part of your body from its relaxed State, feel the rush of energy back into your body like a warm wave coming over you by awakening your body slowly and when you are ready open your eyes. You are fully back in this present moment feeling awake and energized.
Minutes for meditation are for sleep and uneasiness that leads to insomnia. Although the meditation doesn’t have to be a long trail but since it is somehow connected to the sleep deprivation, so that’s why this meditation technique is best to abandon the same. You don’t have to sit in any special position in fact I would prefer that you are lying down if your intention is to sleep afterward. however if you’re just looking to relax you can do this meditation absolutely anywhere .if you are seated just make sure that you’re completely comfortable there’s no room for discomfort during this meditation so if you’re ready to get started let’s begin . Place yourself in your comfortable seat or reclined position close your eyes to remove all visual distractions.Begin to focus on your inhales and exhales as they are in this moment. for those of you who have trouble falling asleep because your thoughts are racing and your minds are full of things to do and worries about tomorrow ,begin by just focusing on your inhales and exhales by repeating silently inhale with every inhale and exhale on to every exhale. Feel the inhale enter through your nostrils pass down the back of your throat into your chest your belly resting comfortably in your seat and then traveling all the way back up again collapsing your belly your chest feeling. it warm through your throat and then passing out of your nostrils where your mouth continue to follow that loop of inhales and exhales chasing no worry on whether or not they’re long or short deep or shallow . Whatever your breath is doing is in service to your relaxation in this moment now, I would like you to think of a color a soft color that is pleasing to you maybe its color that reminds you of a special place or a time when you were very happy. Now imagine that color as a swirling ball of ribbon above your head.The tendrils are flowing everywhere. Imagine them getting bigger and bigger and the ball is absorbing you. The colored ribbons are flowing all around you wrapping you and comfort. you feel as though you’re floating too your whole body is bathed in these colorful ribbons stroking you gently , you feel them passing over your skin with each touch you become more deeply relaxed . If thoughts or noises start to creep in simply acknowledge them and allow them to float away. you are at ease, you are peaceful and you feel completely relaxed your ball of colorful ribbons is surrounding you and protecting you from all worry all tension and all negative thoughts as you inhale and exhale your body sinks even deeper into the surface that you’re lying on your muscles are completely relaxed there’s no tension anywhere in your body and if a bit of tension creeps up just breathe in and allow it to release on your exhale. Sleep is growing. You’re ready to move into your deepest state of relaxation the deepest form of meditation. You will sleep soundly your dreams will be pleasant and you will wake up refreshed after a long rest. The ball of swirling ribbons is still completely surrounding you, protecting you, comforting you but it’s moving more slowly. It’s starting to settle it’s becoming a blanket of protection it feels heavy and warm on your body. All of your muscles are relaxed. Continue to follow your breaths and imagine yourself covered completely in this beautiful blanket of colorful ribbons.
You ever feel stressed, overworked, anxious, depressed and angry or maybe you constantly obsess over things have happened or might not ever happen. Well then you should meditate. Meditation has become ever so popular over the past few years probably because more and more people are experiencing its benefits. Meditation is a way of training your mind to focus on the now. In most cases just by bringing awareness to your breath can bring you into the moment. Many benefits of incorporating a meditation practice into your daily life. Reducing stress is one of the most obvious reasons to why people try.
Meditation in the first place, as humans we are living very unnatural lives. We have jobs that take a lot of our energy and time. We spend most of the time indoors and not outside in nature locally were born to do then we have stress about having too much to do or stress about not having energy for stuff we really want to do. Stress can cause increased levels of the hormone cortisol which can promote anxiety and depression contributes to fatigue and high blood pressure. Good thing that there is something that can help you guess right its meditation. Meditation task you would juice gray matter in the brain associated with stress like mentioned earlier. Stress can be a contributing factor to depression so it makes sense is something that the creases. Stress can also lead to decreased depression studies have found that regular meditation practices can lead to less of the hormone cortisol being produced in the body and in turn helped improve depression.Another interesting finding is that when comparing electrical activity in the brains of people who did and did not meditate. Those who meditated showed it an increased activity in areas of the brain that are related to optimism and positive thinking. There are so many people today struggling with poor sleep. I’m sure you at some point have lied awake at night thinking too much of our stuff that shouldn’t matter. In several studies participants practicing meditation were able to fall asleep faster as well as staying asleep longer compared to the control group that didn’t meditate meditation can help you control the constant racing thoughts that often prevent you from falling asleep . In the first place it also helps your body enter a relaxed state which makes it easier to fall asleep and improves sleep quality. Meditation when practiced regularly can improve your quality of life and boost happiness by increasing your psychological functioning. Meditation teaches you to be present in the moment and not start worrying about things that may not even happen. You will learn to just accept what is right now and you will be a much happier person for it. Meditation surprisingly can also improve your immunity making you more resistant to viruses and infections. When stress levels are down and your body actually has time and energy to heal itself, it makes it more efficient in protecting us from illness and disease as well as increasing our immunity.Meditation can also help lower blood pressure. When your body is in a state of relaxation caused by meditation the cells in your body will work together in order to produce more compound called nitric oxide, this molecule is one of the most important for blood vessel health by causing blood vessels to ward and upon subsequently making the blood pressure drop. Many people who have struggle with high blood pressure have been able to come off their medication after introducing regular meditation practices into their lives and because a lowers blood pressure it can also reduce the chance of heart attacks and strokes . Some forms of meditation may actually help you in developing more kinds of forts and fillings of yourself. I’m sure we have all been guilty of bringing ourselves down making you think you aren’t good enough as you are constantly having bad thoughts by yourself, this can play a lot on your self-confidence but as you become more and more aware of your thoughts when you regularly practice a meditation you will then start to notice these destructive thought patterns with this awareness.You can start to steer away from these nasty thoughts and start to implement more constructive patterns. Not only will this benefit you but also the people closest to you as well for example there was a study from Harvard that found that meditation led to an increase of gray matter in the past the brain that is associated with self-awareness compassion so not only can meditation lead to less overall stress better sleep increased happiness levels boost your immune system and decreased your chance of several health problems. It can also help you be a better more compassionate person who is kinder to yourself as well as others bottom line is you can meditate anywhere and best of all anyone can fit it into their schedule you don’t need any special equipment either if you feel like you don’t have time even just setting your alarm five minutes earlier to meditate you’ll be so beneficial to you and your health . Do yourself a favor and start your daily practice of meditation and you will start experiencing these amazing benefits.
One of the best things meditation does for you is it changes your mood and gives you pleasant feeling and refreshes body completely. Meditation also boosts GABA gamma-amino butyric acid it is one of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters in our central nervous system best known for making us feel calm. Cortisol a major age accelerating hormone is the one chemical where less is better cramming for a test trying to get more done and you have time to do. Stress is a feeling we all experience when we are challenged or overwhelmed, when we are stressed our bodies produce cortisol and adrenaline in abundance.
A study shows that meditators had a nearly 50% reduction in cortisol levels and lastly for developing brains. Meditation proves to be more promising and effortless and efficient way for any category despite of age. They found that short meditation breaks can help kids in school. They observed increased personal qualities like open-minded curiosity, kindness acceptance, trust, patience work motivation and autonomy. It was also found to improve their academic performance. This is just the beginning of the brain exploration we will do. But it is already so insightful; science confirms the experience of millions of practitioners meditation will keep you healthy.Despite of the bucket full of benefits Meditation provides the shield to the human body which gives the immunity to fight against multiple diseases. It boosts up the physical flexibility of the body which helps it in qualifying every mental task. Some of the studies indicated that meditating even 20 minutes per day for a few weeks was already enough to start experiencing the benefits . Meditation gives you a feeling that you are into a big ocean floating calmly without any hindrance. Meditation is not at all burden on your daily schedule but it’s like exercise, the more you practice the more you gain. Meditation can be easy or it can be challenging but its amazing benefits are priceless and extravagant.
The science behind yoga is quite correlated to meditation to a certain extend. Thousands of years back the first mystics wanders several places just to attain solace from their daily struggles and distractions. There in isolation they studied their own inner experience. They noticed a myriad of thoughts and emotions as they felt there inner core, although it somehow caused anxiety and stress. Eventually with vigilant observation the mystics found that when they stopped feeding their thoughts they started to get quieter and quieter. They were quite literally changing their state of mind from the inside out.
The Mystics in India called this practice Vipassana which means clear seeing. Today in present scenario we call it as Meditation. Moving into early 2000s , scientists studying the brain and the effect of brain exercises started to make some surprising discoveries . Brain science was still in its infancy and in fact up until late into the 20th century it was still thought that the brain was solid like concrete, unable to change in its structure. But then they discovered a phenomenon called brain plasticity. It seemed the brain could actually change. It could be shaped and rewired by exercise and guess what they found had the power to cause structural changes with Meditation.
Several studies found a whole host of structural changes in the brains of people who meditated. The default mode network which could stimulate wandering and aimless thought grooves was quiet down. The amygdale which processes fear and anxiety reduced in size and activity. Gray matter in the sensory regions of the brain increased which turn enhanced sense perception. These were startling discoveries and it became clear that there was something to this ancient practice after all, but it’s not just neuroscience. The field of psychology also owes some recent developments to this Eastern philosophy. The Mystics of old times claimed the simple fact with regular insight.
You’ll see that your thoughts are not real and the recent success of cognitive talk therapy uses this exact same strategy. The subject learns to see the falseness of their own repetitive thinking. They’re simply an interpretation of what is going on not the actuality of what’s going on. So what’s the difference you might ask well say someone next to you makes a sarcastic remark. This may trigger you to start thinking about a number of possible explanations and they could all be completely false. For example she did that on purpose, everyone does this to me, they’re all planning to keep me down etc. See how these thoughts lead to other thoughts which multiply with each other. The philosophy of Vipassana is to see that these thoughts are nothing more than stories in your head and as you get better they stop multiplying so quickly but don’t be disheartened it takes practice by the way.
You don’t necessarily have to look like a yogi or sit like a pretzel to meditate so whether it’s breathing meditation, watching meditation dancing or fishing meditation whatever clears your mind is a great place to start. All of these techniques contribute to a healthier mind there is something that brain science is starting to substantiate and it’s what ancient mystics said all those years ago.
Meditation is a quite simple method and technique that helps in clearing your mind. Meditation helps in getting control over emotions and actions so that the wealth and health can be improved in accordance with the nature and its laws. Simply Meditation creates the path so that communication can be done with the ecstasy of our higher worth and spirits. There are all kinds of different meditation techniques but for most of the people general concept works the most. Meditation can also be defined to convey your creative thoughts. The initial thing to do when you begin to learn how to meditate is to find a perfect place and time where and when you can really relax and unstring your cables from your puzzled mind. Turn off your cell phone, computer and TV and try to make sure that nothing can bother you at least for some time.
Then try to find a place where you can make yourself comfortable. You can sit or stand or try both and see which way works better for you. If it’s uncomfortable for you just try to place your body in a relaxing state and make sure to keep your back straight. It will help the energy to go through your spine much easier. Then try to reduce thoughts in your head and eventually reach the state when you have no thoughts in your head for at least nine seconds. The silence of your thoughts is what allows your mind to relax and finally embrace the surrounding environment and don’t worry most likely you will not be able to silence your thoughts from the first attempt. . You can involuntarily practice it every night before you go to bed.
However when you are adding your own will to the process, you are accepting the energy-informational game that surrounding environment is always playing with you. Being active in any sort of activities can help in yielding better profound results. Mediation can be more effective if you increase the outset to deepen your senses. Since the main idea of meditation is to find your own balance in the surrounding environment and find a way to communicate with nature. The most effective way to do it is to enhance the work of your senses. You can play meditational or relaxing music with headphones or without headphones.
The main thing is to be comfortable with what you do closing your eyes helps you to concentrate on your inner world and that’s where all the correct answers are to power up. Your brain and spine gives your body the energy and strength to resonate on the higher frequencies. Meditation can be practiced anytime irrespective of any location. Meditation can be practiced to sharpen your aim if you need to and then go create something. Perhaps with time you will be able to reach a state when you will be meditating while living. You will always know what to do with your life in order to make it more interesting and successful and that what living in your creativity is to learn eventually so that you can match up with the visualization of the environment.
Benefits of meditation have been the focus of thousands of studies and researches over the past 50 years. Giving a glance on the top six benefits which crusade and influence for meditation adoption. The first benefit is that it physically alters your brain.
It has been found that meditating for just eight weeks increases your brain size in three crucial areas, the left hippocampus which is responsible for your ability to learn as well as your ability to retain information, the posterior cingulated which is involved in your ability to control where your mind wanders and the temporal parental junction which is responsible for empathy and compassion. Meditation doesn’t only grow the good parts of your brain, but with meditation there were also decreases in cell volume in the amygdale which is the area of your brain that cope up with the feelings of fear anxiety and stress. The second benefit of meditation is that it reduces bad feelings .There have been numerous studies that look solely at the effects of meditation on emotions such as stress depression and anxiety.
Stress isn’t inherently bad for you in fact a little stress is actually healthy for you , however there are many people who stress too much and this can cause serious health problems. Meditation can help you better manage as well as dramatically decrease the negative side effects of stress.
Mindfulness meditation rescues people from specified antidepressant drugs and medicines. People undergoing the study had a 31% less of a chance of relapsing. Meditating for just eight weeks dramatically reduced anxiety symptoms and meditation reduces bad feelings. Meditation helps ease depression and anxiety. The third benefit of meditation is that helps you overcome bad habits. The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is the part of your brain that is responsible for willpower. Meditation stimulates growth in this part of your brain. The fourth benefit of meditation progressively expands the competency to concentrate and focus more on the instances related to daily happenings. The group who underwent meditation is significantly better suggesting that meditation increases your ability to concentrate. Meditation increased the length of which workers were able to concentrate on a single task.
The fifth benefit of meditation is that it is extremely healthy. Meditation decreased the amount of C – reactive protein in the blood which directly correlates with the development of heart disease. The practitioners with just three months of meditation practice can drastically decrease their blood pressure. Genetically meditation has consequences on the human body. Meditation can help in slowing down the age and making your skin to glow flawlessly. This is evidence that meditation may slow down the process of Aging and finally but definitely not least. The sixth benefit of meditation is that it makes you happier .Monks who is practitioners of meditation for years had 30 times the normal amount of gamma Waves that relates with the intellect, compassion, self-belief and feelings of joy in the brain.
Meditation practice produces positive emotions that increase over time as you practiced it on a daily basis .So it’s to no surprise why some of like CEOs sports teams and entrepreneurs are all jumping on the meditation bandwagon.
Mindfulness meditation has very incontestable outcomes when practiced for 12 weeks .When practiced shows dramatic improvements despite any chronic illness while mindfulness meditation does help build self-esteem it’s even more effective at stopping your self-esteem from decreasing when you experience failure or social rejection .You might start having cyclical negative thoughts which can quickly destroy all of the self-esteem that you built up. These harmful thoughts discourage you from doing the things that make you happy. So it’s incredibly important to address them before they get out of control .Mindfulness meditation is a great way to do just that because it offers you the opportunity to bring your attention to the negative thoughts or habits and find ways to correct them .
Mindfulness meditation also has been used as a form of therapy for individuals struggling with depression not only it does reduce the production of chemicals in our brains associated with depression but , meditation also fosters a more stable emotional mindset by decreasing the presence of unhealthy behaviors brooding. For example is common amongst individuals with depression allowing for negative emotions like sadness anger and self-criticism to stick around for way too long. A study by the University of Exeter looked for this kind of behavior in two groups of people who were recovering from depression the first group used only depression medication while the second group practiced mindfulness meditation at least once every day the researchers found that about half of the medication group ended up relapsing because of unhealthy behaviors like brooding which prevented the medication from doing its job on the other hand those who practice meditation were significantly less likely to relapse because they were less likely to engage in any of these depressive behaviors . So if you’re hoping to improve your emotional health mindfulness meditation can be a safe and effective way to cut depression off at the source number for increase attention for most people.
The hardest thing about meditation is keeping your mind from wandering you’re so used to constantly thinking about your work and all your responsibilities that it can be hard to focus on something simple like your breath or the present moment but by practicing this kind of concentration you’re actually increasing your attention span so that you’ll be clear-headed and productive. When you refocus your mind on work but how much can meditation really affect your attention well , in 2007 a study answered this question by testing the concentrated skills of people before and after an eight-week course on mindfulness meditation the researchers found that meditation dramatically improved their speed and performance despite having never meditated before the eight-week course a number of other studies have shown the same overwhelmingly positive results suggesting that daily meditation can heighten your focus and increase your productivity number.
Does it take enough time for you to sleep? The number can vary but generally it should take between ten and twenty minutes for your body to relax shut down and go to bed. So what does it mean if it takes you an hour or more to fall asleep? Well it could mean you’re just going to bed too early but difficulty falling asleep can also be a sign of insomnia. Believe it or not over half the population has dealt with insomnia which can last anywhere from a few days to a few years .Most people would think to resolve the issue with sleeping pills ,but these can have a number of nasty side effects including addiction and fatigue. So psychologists have begun recommending meditation as a healthy and safe alternative .Meditation before sleeping eases your mood by giving you sooth that prevails the sleep. According to a research this short period of relaxation can significantly improve the quality of your sleep. Even for chronic insomniacs it can help you fall asleep sooner stay asleep longer and stop you from randomly waking up in the middle of the night because you’re getting a better night’s sleep You’ll also notice improvements in memory concentration and problem-solving which require your brain to be sharp and well-rested.
The amount of pain that you feel is often based around your own perception in other words if you can learn to control your state of mind you can often lessen the amount of pain you’re feeling at any given time. Daily mindfulness meditation is an effective way to hone that controlled mentality which will allow you to cope with and lessen the amount of pain that you’re feeling. Individuals who meditate everyday seem to experience less pain than everyone else. The activity of their brains while in pain finding that they reacted significantly less to painful stimuli in comparison to people who had never meditated before and it doesn’t stop there. Another study tested pain tolerance and over 3,000 participants who were struggling with chronic pain they found that those participants who practice daily meditation were far better when it comes to strength for bearing the pain whether although you suffer illness.
The next time you get hurt daily meditation can potentially decrease your perception of pain number seven improve memory though not often recognized as one of the main benefits daily meditation can have a huge effect on the parts of our brain that store and recover memories . The best example of this was shown by a study in 2013 in which a group of researchers examine the brains of people who had never meditated versus people who meditated every day while they found that the brains of longtime meditators were more developed in a number of different areas. The regions associated with memory were some of the most prominent, these regions were thicker more intricate and more active than their counterparts which the researchers attributed to daily meditation. This means they not only have an easier time recalling events from their long-term memory but can also store information much more efficiently these skills are extremely helpful no matter who you are . So start practicing meditation to make sure you never forget your keys your phone or other important details of your life.
Beginning from millennial old spiritual practice to modern source of self-care the art of meditation has a long history whether you are seeking enlightenment or just willing for a halt aside from the world. The act of sustained inward focus can be an awful experience but just because your mind is calmed and hushed doesn’t mean that our brain is on break. In the fact that active meditation has a moderate effect on the activity of your brain. If you’re new to meditation you might begin by trying to clear your mind and focus your attention, perhaps on your own breathing the sensation of your skin or maybe a single thought as you do this the brains natural rhythms called brain waves begin to shift beta waves, the choppy rhythm associated with active thought gives way to slower alpha waves dominant during relaxation.
As experienced by the practitioners and mediators’ can also produce stronger gamma waves during meditation which are associated with deep concentration. Different regions of the brain begin their specialized work as well the promoter cortex and the insular cortex fire up increasing their activity as you quiet your mind. These regions are responsible for a host of activities. They regulate your attention and control awareness of your own body thoughts and emotions and just like pumping iron at the gym, practicing meditation can make these regions stronger.
The cerebral cortex of frequent meditators is actually thicker than that of non-meditators and has more folds. Meditation may also reduce your stress improve your mood and even ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression. So it’s a miracle cure right well maybe not! A lot more research is needed figure out exactly how much potential meditation has as a treatment after all that can treat anxiety disorders worth people who have less anxiety are simply more likely to meditate. Scientists are scrutinizing these links to learn more about the connection between meditation and wellness but ancient wisdom may have a head start of a few thousand years over modern brain science .There’s not much downside to trying it out though
Just sit back breathe deep and concentrate and Focus.