Meditation – what’s it all about?

I often used to ponder about ‘what is meditation’? It seemed a thing that was done by yogi’s sitting for hours cross legged almost in a trance like state.

namaste hand position

I often used to ponder about ‘what is meditation’? It seemed a thing that was done by yogi’s sitting for hours cross legged almost in a trance like state. Years later I started to do yoga and was attuned to reiki. Meditation then entered my life – I have had many struggles along the way but now I have found the most effective way for me to meditate.

The word meditation has various derivations. In Sanskrit ‘medha’ means wisdom, and in Latin meditari is defined as to think, to dwell upon or to exercise the mind. The word mederi means to heal.  Meditation also means awareness. When you enter a state of meditation it is a state of calm where all other thoughts are removed from the mind and a sense of stillness created both in the body and mind.

Meditation can be used to treat depression, anxiety, sleep issues and pain management. Through meditation a person can learn to control their thoughts and promote positive energy within the body and mind. Meditation does not have to take up hours of your day – 10 minutes is enough. Try meditating at different times of the day and using different techniques to find out what works for you.

Below are some resources you may find useful

Ideas for different styles of meditations:

http://www.freemeditations.com/

Information about meditation and lots of techniques for you try:

www.meditationsociety.com

Meditations to download for iTunes or for MP3

http://www.creationpodcasts.com/index.php?cat=chillmeditationpodcast

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