Mindfulness Meditation Calms The Body

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Meditation is a process where a person tries to relax his mind in order to achieve inner peace and recognition. Here, we have got some data on mindfulness meditation.

Mindfulness meditation is a technique requiring only 20-30 minutes of your time from a day full of 24 hours, through which one person can achieve a sheer state of awareness and increasing focus on our thoughts.

It involves a set of breathing practices, having awareness about our body and mind and enhancing relaxation, just to name to few.

How Do We Perform It?

Women meditating at sundown

Just like any other meditation practice, mindfulness meditation (MM) also requires to be sitting in a place undisturbed, whilst focusing on your breathing (inhaling & exhaling). Now it depends upon you whether to sit cross-legged or on a chair with both of your feet touching the floor.

If you’re a beginner, then starting with 5-6 minutes a day would be sufficient only to gradually increase the time day after day.

Eventually, your focus on breathing might let your mind in a wandering state providing you with a great sense of relief.

Now try to focus outside, be it birds-chirruping sounds, noise the leaves make as the wind blows. To pay attention to these things, you need to have a clear state of mind.

But it all works if you practice it in a place with less to no disturbance, choosing a suitable place, plays an important role in performing mindfulness meditation.

So when you feel like the time is up, gently open your eyes, blink softly and get up slowly.

Merits Of Performing Mindfulness Meditation

Women seeming free in her mind

In this busy world, we often try to focus on what we could do to acquire what’s good. Here are some of the benefits which might uplift your life and balance the most part of it.

  • Relieving Insomnia: We know that be it any type of meditation, they all help us in achieving our true-self, relaxing our body and mind, thereby helping us sleep better at night. However, it all comes once we practice it regularly. Try to practice it every day at the same time to get the desired results.
  • Improves Mental Stability: Research conducted over individuals with 40+ years of age showed that practicing Mindfulness Meditation had improved their quality of life by reducing their Stress-Levels, enhancing attention towards work, improving memory & thereby raising mindfulness.
  • Managing Physical Effects: Mindfulness Meditation had made people’s lives with eating disorders, stress-syndromes, incurable physical pain (Be it associated with back, shoulders, neck), recovering from injuries. If something offers us so many physical benefits in no-time if executed good, then it’s definitely something worth giving a shot.
  •  Curing Depression: According to the latest report from WHO, a whopping 300 million people of all ages have been found to suffer from Depression. Now if we talk of Mindfulness Meditation, it helps as a cure to depression as well because of it being a mind-body technique.

To sum it up, mindfulness meditation could do wonders for a person striving to be the best he can and live in the moment. Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction Program developer, Jon Kabat Zinn, once said, “A real meditation practice is how we engage our lives and live it from moment to moment”. 

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