Meditation - Sitting In Silence
Simple meditative practices to bring coherence in Body-Mind
In yoga, meditation is described as an effortless state a person enters when focus a steady focus is maintained.
The way we know meditations in current times is choosing a focus and bringing our attention back to it if it wanders. That point of attention could be breath, guided instruction, imagery, body sensations, a quality, a mantra, a question/enquiry, etc. When attention is maintained, there is a sense of calm alertness and silence. We can also describe it as a state of reduced resistance to the present moment. During stressful times, this may seem counterintuitive, but for body-mind, a state of least resistance and acceptance is the state of healing, empowerment, and transformation.
Multiple research studies on meditations have confirmed the positive effects of meditations on health and wellbeing. Long time meditators have reported:
Overall, less experience of stress
Enhanced memory & learning
Better emotional regulation
Reduction in anxiety & depression symptoms
Improved social connections and relationships
It has also been suggested, practicing regular meditation can cause positive changes in the brain (Neuroplasticity).
I offer different meditative practices based on individual preferences and current state of mental and physical health.
Note that forcing ourselves to be calm when mind is agitated and body is in pain can work against proposed mediation benefits. Proper groundwork for meditative sessions is important to derive its benefits.
Apart from my client sessions, I hold meditation sessions/modules for groups.
Ref: Meditation and yoga associated with changes in brain.Brain researchers have detected improvements in cognition and emotional well-being associated with meditation and yoga.