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How to Meditate Nelly Emerson PowerPoint Presentation Class
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Meditation is a focusing practice that suspends the normal stream of thoughts occupying the mind. Usually, the attention is focused on a specific thing, such as the breath or a phrase. Practicing meditation regularly is believed to calm the mind, increase alertness, and bring a person into a state of physical and psychological balance
Meditation Techniques Open meditation techniques Focused meditation The individual does not focus on a specific It is about object but rather, maintaining witness thoughts, concentration feelings and physical during the sensations that arise, meditation on a in a non-judgmental specific object. way When mind starts Observing thoughts to wander, it and feelings in a detached and curious bring the mind manner opens up back to focus on awareness to the that particular present moment. object.
Basic requirement for Meditation Practical Idealism. You must believe in what you practice. A suitable place. If you are a beginner, find a place conducive to sitting or lying down to relax your body muscles with minimum distractions. Relaxed disposition. Meditation is never an ego trip or any sort of competition. Methods constituting the practice of meditation. You can choose your preferred method.
How to meditate? The first stage of meditation is to stop distractions and make our mind clearer and more lucid. This can be accomplished by practicing a simple breathing meditation. We choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position. We can sit in the traditional cross-legged posture or in any other position that is comfortable. The most important thing is to keep our back straight to prevent our mind from becoming sluggish or sleepy.
We sit with our eyes partially closed and turn our attention to our breathing. We breathe naturally, preferably through the nostrils, without attempting to control our breath, and we try to become aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. This sensation is our object of meditation. We should try to concentrate on it to the exclusion of everything else.
Heath benefits from meditation In studies, meditation has been shown to help: Reduces anxiety attacks as it lowers the levels of blood lactate. Builds self confidence. Enhances energy, strength and vigor. Helps keep blood pressure normal Reduces stress and tension Creates a state of deep relaxation and general feeling of well being Increases concentration and strengthens the mind Helps reduce heart disease And more…..
Clothing for Meditation No matter what type of meditation you choose, be sure to avoid clothes that are tight in the waist area. Such clothing may make movement difficult and can even cause sitting to be uncomfortable. Pajama will do Has to be comfortable
Age limit for Meditation From 7 to 10 years old as long as know how to concentrate. Mostly starts from 14 years old. Theres no upper age limit for meditation
Safety for meditation Since meditation usually involves sitting quietly for a period of time and breathing deeply, anyone who cannot sit comfortably or who has respiratory problems may have difficulty practicing meditation. Some people with mental health problems, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or schizophrenia, may not be able to use meditation therapy effectively. Meditation is not thought to have any negative side effects or complications alone or when combined with conventional medical treatment, but it is not considered appropriate or safe for acute, life-threatening situations.