Fast cars, fast communication, fast processing of data with computers, in modern times everything is faster and more efficient in our lives. Or is it? Is this Smartphone generation blessed because of the ease of life provided by technology or is it cursed because of the same?
Our brain is constantly bombarded with social media notifications, work deadlines and stress; add the uncertain economic conditions to this equation and what you get is a recipe for disaster!
The final outcome? Our mind, body and soul are dog-tired and worn-out!
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The need of the hour is an escape from all the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, a time of silent reflection, a time of inner peace in a state of nirvana. What better way to reach there than meditation? Meditation is an excellent way to curb all that stress and improve your overall well-being.
reasons why meditation is a must these days?
1) Meditation makes you more aware of yourself
Meditation is extremely helpful for improving productivity and awareness. Research shows that 10 minutes of meditation on a daily basis can improve focus and people become more competent in processing new stimuli.
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2) It boosts your consciousness
If you are aiming to live a life with purpose then meditation is a must for you. It is the single most important tool to connect an individual with his or her surroundings. If you meditate religiously you’ll start vibrating at an advanced level of energy. Negative emotions like fright, fury, desire, arrogance won’t have an affect over your conduct. Rather, you’ll feel healthy and positive emotions like vigor, detachment, enthusiasm and much more.
3) Meditation gives you inner peace
Isn’t it strange how we obsess over keeping our physical space spotless and organized, and yet we unwittingly allow heaps of dirt (negative emotions) to accumulate our thoughts, you know what this does to your mind – it makes you mind turbulent.
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All those unrestrained thoughts and emotions deplete our life force energy (i.e. Prana) making us feel exhausted, fatigued and irritated. You cannot force your mind to get from turmoil to serenity; however, you can bring it to a point where it becomes still. That’s where meditation comes in; it calms down your mind effortlessly by bringing it to stillness.
4) It reduces unnecessary stress
We experience stress 24*7 be it at work, at home or while travelling. Most of us are even getting stressed before, during and after sleeping. While it’s true that stress is inevitable in certain cases, still excessive stress is detrimental to your well-being. When you take out some quiet time everyday to practice meditation the deep breathing and focused energy helps you transfer all your attention to that very moment. In the process of being mindful about the present you tend to forget about all the stress that constantly occupies your thoughts otherwise.
If you are not used to meditate, at least try closing your eyes and take deep and steady breaths. This can help you calm down anywhere anytime and you can be a pro in reducing stress at real life situations.
5) The Bottom Line
We all are well aware that stress contributes to more or less every health problem that one can think of, from diabetes to heart trouble you name it! But, don’t forget with every problem comes a solution. By making meditation a habit, you can start enjoying a stress free life, isn’t that something you’d want for yourself?
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