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Meditation is nothing but a form of relaxation. Many people are not aware of its benefits and have misconceptions about it. If you want to learn how to do a short meditation, then read this article to learn how to do it for just 60 seconds & still reap the benefits from it immediately.
The benefits of doing a short meditation can be summed up in two words. One is to relax and the other is to clear the mind. When you meditate, the body releases endorphins, which are a natural opiate. In addition, it relaxes the muscles, brain, and the mind.
In addition, this is a great way to de-stress. It relaxes you mentally and physically. This is a good way to get clear your mind of negative thoughts. It also helps you focus on what you want to achieve. When you meditate, it helps your body release the stress that comes with everyday life.
Besides being mentally and physically relax, there are many other benefits of doing a short meditation. It can help you find peace of mind, relaxes your body, lowers your blood pressure & helps you stay clear-minded & calm.
As a simple thing, meditation calms the mind. As a whole, you may even come to realisation of truths & find yourself of accepting life as it is. Even if you are to do a quick meditation, the effects can last for long. You may be surprised that just one meditation session can lower your blood pressure and overall tension.
There are more physical benefits that you can get. When you meditate, it helps you calm the muscles via the nervous system also referred to as pain gate theory in some chronic pain case. This reduces the pain from stress & tension.
In addition, a short meditation session increases your metabolism rate(from increased oxygenated blood flowing through your body). That translates to helping you burn more calories & may help you lose weight faster.
Here is how to do a short meditation. A comfortable position(seated or lying) is definitely a good start to be at since we want to facilitate relaxation.
Keep your eyes closed and stay focused on your breathing, without forcing the breath or changing the pattern(allow the body to breathe itself, just like you did before reading this). No with your eyes closed, start your inhale with a specific count from 1-10, & work your way to as high as you can get, with your mind not getting lost in thoughts(it will take practise).
(eyes open then close your eyes once you start to understand, after reading this & ease into it: Inhale(count 1), exhale(count 1)...Inhale(count 2), exhale(count 2)...Inhale(count 3), exhale(count 3)...Inhale(count 4), exhale(count 4)...Work your number upwards.
Anytime you forget what you are doing, you start back from counting from 1, anytime you come to awareness & don't know what number you are at, you start back at one & work your way up again, always. Aim for a duration of 60 seconds for now, and do them as many times during the day as you can for a few weeks until it becomes a habit to do it without any reminders before cranking up the duration length.
In order to attain a meditative state, your mind must be in a calm and peaceful state. So it's important to remember that it does not matter if you are sitting on a chair, hammock, lying / sitting on the floor, walking and so on, whatever you choose to do, make sure you are able to be comfortable enough to allow you to not think too much other than just letting go to relax without any personal judgment to yourself & others around you, fully at peace with yourself.
Let us know how it went & what did you find hardest to do whilst practising meditation down below at the comments section.
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151 A #02
Train Station: Farrer Park