Amazing Journey to Mind and Body
Introduction to Mindful Meditation
Meditation is a form of alternative medicine that has been associated with a number of benefits, specifically to the individual’s mental health, such as decreased stress levels and improved mood. Mindfulness, in particular, is a form of meditation that involves intense concentration and focus on the present. The journey to inner health will assist in calming the mind, regaining clarity with crisp sharp mind and gaining strength inside and out.
Mindful meditation requires awareness of one’s thoughts and actions in the present, putting aside all thoughts of the past and the future. Learning to allow all things that come to the mind pass by without attachment.
Meditation in Holistic Care
No matter who you are, or the stresses you have in your life, mediation is a sure fire way to improve well being. Those who mediate will attest to its powers and mediation masters can literally detach themselves from any type of chaos and outside noise by simply going into their minds and a meditative state.
Enlightenment is often experienced by those who mediate and is it brings them close to their internal feelings and who they are...... This journey is an amazing experience and unique to each individual. Not two people are the same. In holistic medicine, meditation is often used to treat those with anxiety, depression, and stress. It can help relax, calm and provide a truly 100% natural and effective treatment method that has numerous health benefits.
Here are some key points to remember when performing mindful meditation:
- Be aware of your own breathing- pay attention to the sensation of air entering your nostrils, and the rise and fall of your belly.
- Let each thought come and go, without suppressing or ignoring each of them. Stay calm and focus on your breathing. Imagine the thoughts to be passing clouds, see them come and let them go, allow them to clear and pass by until all you see is the never ending blue sky.
- If you get distracted, simply follow come back to the breath and concentrate on the rise and fall of the belly.
Mindful Meditation Evidenced-Based Study
A recent study published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” online journal suggested that a few hours of mindful meditation or integrative body-mind training can help improve mood, self-control, and response to stress.
The study, which was published on June 11, 2012, involved 68 undergraduates from the Dalian University of Technology in China. The students were divided into relaxation training and meditation training groups. Each of the group underwent either a 30-minute relaxation training or integrative body-mind training over a period of two weeks, totaling 5 hours of training for each group.
By practicing 5 minutes of meditation a day has given me great focus in my asana practice. Allowing all fears to dissipate and gaining a great understanding of patience. Over the past 15 months, I have learnt so much about myself and the greatest accomplishment has been letting go of expectations and just being. The true strength that you see below in my asana practice is not only movement, it is a combination of mind, body and spirit...
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