Meditation is a discipline in which the mind is focused on an object of thought or awareness. It usually involves turning attention to a single point of reference. The practice may engender a higher state of consciousness. Meditation is recognized as a component o almost all religions, and has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Meditative disciplines encompass a wide range of spiritual and /or psychophysical practices which can emphasize development of either a high degree of mental concentration, or the apparent converse, mental quiescence.
The word meditation comes from the Latin meditation, which originally indicated every type of physical or intellectual exercise, then later evolved into the more specific meaning “contemplation”.
Meditation originated from Vedic Hinduism which is the oldest religion that professes meditation as a spiritual and religious practice. Evidence of the origins of meditation extends back to a time before recorded history. Archaeologists tell us the practice may have existed among the first Indian civilizations. Indian scriptures dating back 5000 years describe meditation techniques. From its ancient beginnings and over thousands of years, meditation has developed into a structured practice used today by millions of people worldwide of differing nationalities and religious beliefs, eastern meditation techniques have been adapted and increasingly practiced in western culture.
It is said that the deeper the meditation, the deeper would be the healing. The mind and body are intimately connected, and the relationship of the mind to the body in meditation is very interesting. The mind creates a situation in which we see the body as peaceful and beautiful. By creating peaceful feelings in the body, the mind is absorbed in those feelings. So although the body is the body is the object to be healed, it also becomes the means of healing the mind – which is the ultimate goal of meditation. The objective of meditation is to reach a calm state of mind. Meditation is the way to bring us back to ourselves, where we can really experience and taste our full being, beyond al habitual patterns. In the stillness and silence of meditation, we glimpse and return to that deep inner nature that we have so long ago lost sight of amid the business and distraction of our minds.
As a method of stress reduction, meditation is often used in hospitals in cases of chronic or terminal illness to reduce complications associated with increased stress including a depressed immune system.
The manifold benefits of meditation can be categorized as further:
• Improved hearing and mental performance
• Improved memory
• Improvements in psychosomatic and stress related disorders
• Benefits for mother and child during pregnancy and childbirth improvement in heart disease
• Reversal of tumours disorders of the nervous system can be improved nose, throat and lung problems can be minimised
• Increased muscular tone and flexibility
• Posture gets corrected, allowing deep breathing
• Resetting of the navel point to strengthen the lower triangle
• Strengthening of the nervous system
• Bringing normalcy to the glandular secretions of the endocrine system
• Improving resistance to stress and disease
• Opening of the chakras, rendering you more loving and open to others
• Deep relaxation and spontaneous healing
Meditation can also be termed as an energizing practice that strengthens the body &amp;amp;amp; improves concentration abilities. Meditation corrects basic faults within the body system, remove energy blockages and stress, improve blood circulation and enable higher level of oxygen intake. Meditation twice a day helps in prevention, regression and reversal of ageing. Meditation is the perfect medicine. It is thousand times superior to medication. It helps in coping with negative stress which accelerates aging whereas positive stress helps in reversal of ageing. Mediation can help us in changing our physiology, biochemistry and improve our immunity to combat diseases. Meditation enables us to remain in the present and removes regret for the past and anxiety for the future.
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Meditation i.e. Dhyan for this we have recorded a special kind of music. This recording has been done by the well renowned and very popular Santoor player Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya. He has included instruments such as Flute, Guitar, Sitar, Key Board etc. along with the recitation of the word ‘OM’ in such s a way that it makes the task of meditation easier. When this music is played while meditating, the mind is focused only on meditation. One feels as if he is meditating in a pure space of nature. We believe that wherever you meditate indoor or outdoor you can reap maximum benefit out of it with the help of this music.