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- The faster our life becomes, the more persistently a person is looking for tools to increase awareness and acuteness of the feeling of the moment “here and now”. That is why every day such ancient practices as meditation are gaining more and more popularity. Until recently, they were attributed only to yogis and Buddhist monks. But now they are actively used in their work by psychologists and coaches. And all because meditation practices have shown a very good psychotherapeutic effect
- What is meditation
- Why Meditate
- How to meditate properly
- Who needs meditation
- How to tell if meditation has helped
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The faster our life becomes, the more persistently a person is looking for tools to increase awareness and acuteness of the feeling of the moment “here and now”. That is why every day such ancient practices as meditation are gaining more and more popularity. Until recently, they were attributed only to yogis and Buddhist monks. But now they are actively used in their work by psychologists and coaches. And all because meditation practices have shown a very good psychotherapeutic effect
I propose today to get to know meditation better, to understand the intricacies of the instrument, how to perform it correctly, and what effect it has on our lives.
What is meditation
And so, meditation is a certain technique, the purpose of which is to achieve a certain state of consciousness by you, which affects both your thoughts and the body. When you meditate, you consciously focus on a thought or visual image and clear your head of extraneous thoughts. Your brain goes into a special state, also called a trance, when you are not awake, but also awake.
If you practice meditation on a regular basis, you can restore inner harmony and calmness, better understand yourself and hear your true thoughts and desires, become more confident and filled with energy, get rid of fears and anxieties, and even overcome depression. Also, many people note that meditation helps to find solutions in difficult situations and to reveal their abilities and potential.
How to meditate properly
There are many variations of the meditation process, and each will be correct. Because the main thing is your comfort. You can meditate in silence or with calm music, as well as accompanied by a professional recording, lying or sitting. The main condition is that no one distracts you and that you have the opportunity to concentrate within yourself. Anyone can start meditating without any special training.
The easiest way to meditate:
- take a comfortable position;
- Take a few deep breaths in and out to calm down and relax.
- focus on a thought or image;
- start tracking your body sensations;
- do not try to control the process, let thoughts freely replace each other;
- stay in this state for 10-20 minutes.
Despite its apparent simplicity, it may not be so easy for you to stay mindful in the beginning. After all, we are accustomed to living most of the time on the "machine", performing the usual actions. Moreover, this task is not familiar to the brain either. As soon as you try to focus on a specific thought, millions of others will crawl into your head - the cat is not fed, the report is not completed, what marks the child received, and so on.
The main thing is to keep practicing. At first, you can be in meditation as long as you are comfortable, gradually increasing the time. You can also use the already recorded professional meditations - with their help, it will be easier to keep concentration.
Who needs meditation
Meditation is a universal tool that is useful to everyone, without exception. An active life, multitasking, stress and anxiety - all of this significantly undermines our nervous system and state of mind. In addition, such a regime simply does not leave time so that we can be with ourselves, listen to our body and sensations, hear our deepest, true thoughts and desires.
In addition, meditations come with specific requests. Here are the most common ones:
- stress, anxiety, panic attacks;
- depression and borderline states;
- various fears;
- self-rejection and self-dislike;
- inability to understand your true desires;
- lack of energy and resources.
How to tell if meditation has helped
Meditation is not a case where you can immediately experience positive results. We'll have to be patient. But if you practice them regularly, you will soon notice that your emotional state has changed. You will become calmer and more harmonious, you will feel more confident. You will start to get up more easily in the morning and feel energized throughout the day. You will stop reacting sharply to any stress, irritants, which means you will less conflict with loved ones and the environment. You will become more collected, focused and able to make better decisions and work processes faster. You will feel lighter, freer and happier.
The main thing is not to give up new experiences and look for the method of relaxation and recovery that is right for you.