BODY MIND SOUL 3 Energies PROPER COMBINATION & BALANCE IMPROVES PHYSICAL MENTAL SPIRITUAL QUALITY OF LIFE
Body, Mind and Spirit
Body and Spirit are connected by Mind
Mind connects with the outer world through sensory organs
You have started your life
with almost a blank memory
thoughts and emotions
Meditation helps in understanding ourselves and more particularly the nature of our mind ~ is restless ~ is cluttered by thoughts, desires, memories ~ randomly moves from one thought to another ~ difficult to focus the mind especially when you want it to be still/calm our mind . . .
MEDITATION – WHY ?
Physical and mental fatigue
can reduce immunity levels and
thus make a person prone to illness.
Regular exercise, good nutrition,
personal hygiene, good sleep and relaxation,
value-orientation, along with positive attitude
can help keep mind and body healthy and
less prone to illnesses.
Meditation is one of the many wonderful ways
to relax body and mind.
Benefits of meditation
improvement in mental and physical health
feeling good about oneself and others
relief from stress and anxiety
alleviation of pain
greater sense of self-actualization
When you meditate … What happens in the body …
Body reaches a heightened restful state
while at the same time
the brain becomes calm but remains
in a state of heightened alertness.
Heightened restful state - lowered heart rate and pulse, slow and calm breathing, and relaxed muscles.
Heightened alertness - high activity of alpha and beta waves.
What happens in the mind...
With lots of practice, the mind stops reacting to thoughts, memories and desires and follows constructive actions
Continuous practice of meditation helps in acting constructively rather than merely helplessly reacting to life-situations
When the mind is calm, body improves its overall
Research has established beyond doubt that …
P racticing meditation on a regular basis for at least a month
will result in experiencing
better physical health,
feeling better about lives,
a higher sense of self esteem and thus
feel better-oriented in life.
Meditation is an adventure to discover our Self – our strengths, and our hidden treasures
One simple Method of Getting started in Meditation
Concentrate on your breath
Observe the feeling
When thoughts drift, return to your breath
Observe thoughts, acknowledge them
Use breath as an anchor
Experience the calmness
PRACTICAL HINTS ON MEDITATION 1. Practice : You must practice at least twice everyday and the best times are towards the morning and the evening. The early morning and the early evening are the two periods of calmness. Your body will have a like tendency to become calm at those times. 2. Purity ~ Physical and Mental. All Uncleanness, all that would draw the mind down, must be abandoned. 3. Patience : At first, there will be wonderful manifestations, but they will all cease. Wait, and continue the practice. 4. Perseverance. Never miss a day in practice.
What is Meditation ? A tool for experiencing mental, spiritual, and physiological well being THANK YOU