Meditation

I am always very  much fascinated about the great Rishis who knew everything about the universe not by wandering around the world and studying the outer world, but by going to the deeper ocean of the inner self. Meditation is always a magic to me. I first thought that what I see when I look into a mirror is what I am. I knew I was not my hand, nor my leg, nor my head or fingers.. Then how can a combination of them be me.  This thought led me to the conclusion that I am not the body. I found a substitute that it is my thoughts. It is in my culture class that my sir taught me that “I” am not the mind nor the thoughts.

I understood that I was wrong.  “I” am  the mere consciousness that I feel that I am alive. That was a superb explanation which convinced me with many of my doubts.  It is superb to hear about diving deep into ourself and to find out of our real nature. As I am not a rishi, I knew I wont be able to meditate like that. But the advantages of meditation is tremendous.

If we look into the physical benefits, some of the features can be pointed out as such :

  • Increased flexibility
  • Lubrication of joints
  • Toning of muscles
  • Increased oxygen in blood
  • Removes toxins
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Lowers heart rate
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Lowers cortisol and lactate

Mental benefits:

  • Relaxation
  • Improved concentration
  • Better concentration
  • Better time management
  • Better relationship
  • Improves learning ability
  • Improves memory
  • Increases creativity
  • Decreases  depressions
  • Decreases irritability
  • Decreases moodiness

Meditation keeps you healthy, both mentally and physically. But it is not an easy task.  To watch the mind as an external person is difficuilt as the thoughts dont take permissions while entering. But still, I love to meditate. And I meditate till I realise that I slept off… 🙂

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