The real meaning of meditation. What is meditation?
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We meditate in order to gain

  • Relaxation 
  • Peace of mind 
  •  Good Health 
  • Joy 
  • Serenity

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What is meditation?

Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. It is the means for fathoming all the levels of ourselves and finally experiencing the center of consciousness within. In meditation, the mind is clear, relaxed, and inwardly focused. When you meditate, you are fully awake and alert, but your mind is not focused on the external world or on the events taking place around you. Meditation requires an inner state that is still and one-pointed so that the mind becomes silent. When the mind is silent and no longer distracts you, meditation deepens.

 

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What is the goal of meditation?

The goal of meditation is to go beyond the mind and experience our essential nature to which is described as peace, happiness, and bliss.

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What is the purpose of meditation?

  • To have focus and peace of mind.
  • To promote relaxation
  • Develop love and patience.
  • To achieve good health.

How To Meditate?

  1. Choose a peaceful environment

Meditation should be practiced somewhere calming and peaceful. This will enable you to focus exclusively on the task at hand and avoid bombarding your mind with outside stimuli.

2. Wear comfortable clothes

One of the major goals of meditation is to calm the mind and block out external factors. This can be difficult if you feel physically uncomfortable due to tight or restrictive clothing.

3. Decide how long you want to meditate

You should decide how long you are going to meditate.

4. Stretch out

Meditation involves sitting in one spot for a certain period of time, so it is important to minimize any tension or tightness before you begin. Doing a couple of minutes of light stretching can really help to loosen you up and prepare both your body and mind for meditation.

5. Sit in a comfortable position.

As stated above, it is very important that you are comfortable while you meditate, which is why finding the best position for you is essential.

 

Meditation is not just for relaxation, its primary purpose is to develop the capacity to respond skillfully and gracefully to life’s difficulties, as well as its joys.

Source: YogaInternational