Meditation can be a challenging area for the lifestyle we have. To fit in a time where you are simply closing your eyes can also feel like a waste of time. But meditation has much deeper meaning and benefits that can be written in words. You have to experience and understand the overall benefits of meditation for you know to start the practice.
Meditation is the only way you can bring your mind to the present moment. Only sitting practice does not mean meditation. All that which brings your awareness to the present moment is meditation. When all the awareness is in the present moment mind is naturally calm and concentrated. The mind is clear and bright It is devoid of past and future thoughts. Mediation helps you to create space within. When your mind is well rested, even for the shortest time it rejuvenates and will regain its power of efficiency.
The mind is the most powerful tool, which only humans can use with intelligence. Like any other tool in existence, it needs care and proper handling. When we know how to operate this tool properly, it can give us benefits beyond measure. Although before we use our mind for the maximum benefit, it is crucial that we get to know the mind. How it operates, how it can be performed. After you become familiar with its functions, then you can handle with ease. The mind is in service to you and no one else.
Mediation is a medium through which you can get to know nature of the mind and body. It is the only way this human subject can be experientially studied. Once you see the nature of mind, the most powerful object in this world. You can be master of everything. This is the purpose why meditation is practiced.
For some people, meditation happens naturally. They need not attend to any meditation class for instruction, but for those who are not able to experience meditation on their own, it's recommended that they participate in a few meditation classes till we can practice on our own. In the meditation classes, you attend you can learn the techniques and discipline needed for the practice. Then meditation classes can be attended only when you feel the need. There are a few different types of meditation classes you can explore such as mantra meditation, mindfulness meditation and walking meditation.
Mediation helps clear the mind hence the overworked mind calms down resulting in stress release and lower blood pressure. The clear and calm mind will enhance your ability to make precise decisions, handle a difficult situation with right reflections, etc. Meditation will bring harmony to your physical, emotional and mental state.
The benefit of mediation goes far beyond when practiced regularly.