The Power of Meditation
Meditation has become a popular practice, but finding the time and space for it is not easy. The good news is that even just 12 minutes of meditation can have a positive impact on your health.
Research shows that meditation can help alleviate stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve immune system functioning, and even change the structure of your brain for the better.
Limb #7 Dhyana: Meditation
Meditation is part of the 8 limbs of yoga practiced for quieting the mind and getting in touch with your inner self. By training your mind, you will realize the profound benefits of it. A meditation practice encourages us to acknowledge the content of our mind without identifying ourselves with it. It helps us to access higher states of awareness, tap into our highest potential as well as transform dysfunctional patterns of the mind. According to the Yoga Sutras, Meditation comes before Samadhi, the absorption into the universal, the highest state of mental concentration.
Practice and all is coming
We may think it is hard work to meditate but it is not. It is just a question of establishing a habit and getting to know the different ways of meditating. A regular meditation practice, even when we don’t feel like it, will help us see how our thoughts impose limits in our lives. Resistances to meditation is normal and can be changed with a consistent routine.
There are many different forms of meditation. In our 5-hour Foundations in Psychotherapeutic Yoga Online Course we speak about how to meditate and use the Vipassana meditation tools. Having a constant meditation practice has numerous positive effects on the body and mind such as:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved brain function
- Increased focus and attention span
- Regulate the nervous system
- Connect you to your higher-self
- Removing layers to discover who you really are
- And much more!
Vipassana meditations are traditional Buddhist practices to gain insight or clear awareness of what is happening as it happens. This meditation uses concentration as a vehicle to remove the illusionary wall and enable you to see reality more clearly.
Learn with us the basic steps through our 5-hour Foundations in Psychotherapeutic Yoga Online Course. The course is divided into 3 main topics: Psychotherapeutic Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation for beginners.
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