Meditation is mine, and crores of people’s first priority are to calm their mind, Like squads, running, yoga, etc this is a physical exercise, and like this “Dhyaan” is a mental exercise.
In today’s time, this is very difficult to calm our minds due to stress, which is common for job people, or many people in the world.
Note: Meditation is not just for monks, it’s for everyone, who wanna change, wants to get out of illness, or try something new in their life.
Meditation (dhyaan) is a posture in which you keep your mind and soul calm or set the boundaries of the countless thoughts going on in your mind.
Everyone’s language on meditation is different, whether, is Wikipedia, WHO, or any other site. that’s why I told what I felt by doing meditation, I have written.
Mediation is a mental exercise that supports our mind like:
- Decrease anxiety, and stress
- increase blood flow
- calm your anger
- many more things that are very vital when we face our life’s difficult situations.
In today’s time, especially in this covid pandemic meditation, and yoga, are the best way to improve your overall health whether it’s your stressful mind or your weak body.
Dhyaan is not that difficult, doing this leads to managing and calming down your stress, by bringing positive vibes, increasing your mind, reducing stress, etc.
What Is Vipassana Meditation?
Before going to the meditation. Vipassana is a gentle technique. but it is also very very intense. and after every 8 seconds in our mind, new thoughts have come.
NOTICE: Vipassana is the next level of meditation, in just have to focus on your breathing, which is difficult compared to normal meditation.
It is an ancient technique to control your mind, which become you more experienced, calm, listening carefully, watching carefully, and examining exercise.
It is a gradual process of ever-increasing awareness of the inner workings of reality itself.
It takes years to full control, but one day the meditator chisels through that wall and tumbles into the presence of light.
History (old is gold)
The history of Dhyaan is thousands of years old, not today.
Even in Hindu texts, and books, Ved, Lord Shiva, who is also considered to be the god of the destroyer, is shown most of the time in the posture of meditation, then you can get an idea of how old meditation is.
One of the earliest references to meditation is found in the Hindu Vedas of India.
Around the 6th to 5th centuries BCE, other forms of mediation developed via Confucianism (an ancient Chinese belief system) and Taoism in China as well as Hinduism, Jainism, and early Buddhism in India.
Dhyaan has spread in the west since the late 19th century, In addition, interest in some Western meditative practices has been revived and these have been disseminated to a limited extent to Asian countries.
And those who took mediation from India to America in 1920, considered him the father of mediation – Paramahansa Yogananda is the “Father of Meditation“.
- In 1950 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi promotes transcendental meditation.
- In 1960 Swami Rama becomes one of the first yogis to be studied by Western scientists.
- In 1981 the first vipassana dhyaan centers outside India and Myanmar are established in Massachusetts (US) and in Australia.
How Does Meditation Work?
Many researchers also believe that meditation may change your whole life, but still the same question how is it work?
When we meditate, there are changes in our brain wave patterns. depending upon our state, that is, if we are asleep or awake, the brain creates waves.
First – The frontal lobe, parietal lobe, Thalamus, and Reticular formation these are our brain’s major parts and dhyaan all start on our brain where they offline our frontal lobe, which is responsible for emotions, reasoning, self-consciousness, and planning.
Second – The parietal lobe, this part of the brain helps you gather information about the world around you and orients you in time and space. during meditation, this activity is going to slow down.
When we meditate, is that we stop running from the subconscious thoughts that are continuously running through our lives.
Meditation allows a small gap between the stress response that the fight-or-flight mechanism causes to fear every situation and react to it, instead of empowering us with a feeling of strength and calm.
Using modern technology, like FRMI scans, the overall difference is that our brains stop processing, decreasing beta waves.
How To Calm Mind During Meditation?
During meditation just focus on one thing, nothing else, for beginners it is quite difficult but not for a long-time, it’s like practicing something which is new for us.
At that time we don’t know about it. but as we do that work, we keep getting experience in it, then that thing is not difficult for us. like the same technique in dhyaan, which makes you perfect.
Note: As well as your environment and sitting posture are very important to keep you in mindful meditation.
Here are some ways that help you to choose your best place and sitting posture.
- Choose a relatively silent place with minimum distraction.
- Take a comfortable seat, not in bed, on the floor with a mat.
- Set on dhyaan mudra also known as samadhi is best for meditation.
- The most important focus is on breathing, breathing in and breathing out.
Power of Meditation
Note: You can gauge the power of meditation in such a way that the Ashoka emperor was considered to be quite a cruel king in his time.
When he adopted meditation, he stopped even killing animals.
Meditation lets you become more awake and more purposeful about your actions. it teaches you how to respond, rather than react, to situations in your life. Here is the power of meditation which is incredible. Include:
- Dhyaan heals illness: Dhyaan prevents stresses from entering the body system, heals the mind through dhyaan, as well as practicing dhyaan makes you peaceful.
- Cure emotional issues: many people being depressed because they are immersed in the same emotion and meditation is a key to clear away emotional issues.
- Promote Chakras: chakras are energy points in our subtle body, which are located in the physical counterparts of the body such as nerves, arteries, and veins, and dhyaan helps chakras to activate and optimize the functioning of these chakras.
Many researchers also believe that meditation also reduces depression, anxiety, and more health benefits. we can not compare meditation only for this, it is more than that.
You can use dhyaan to promote awareness of yourself and your surroundings. people also practice dhyaan to develop other benefical habits and feelings such as:
- Positive mood
- Control sexual feelings such as high sex drive in both men and women
- Improve Balance
- Healthy sleep pattern
- Also increased pain tolerance
FAQ – About mindful meditation
1. Where should I meditate?
The best thing about meditation is you can meditate anywhere, but make sure your surroundings are minimally silent, even if you do meditate by sitting on a chair, dhyaan posture, lining on the bed, just keep your mind keep calm.
2. How long should I meditate?
As a beginner, time may create a problem, so you can do meditate for 15 to 30 minutes which is enough for your body.
If you want to keep going, you can, there is no time limit.
3. Should my eyes be open or closed?
You can try both, like Lord shiv, if you open your eyes. make sure to not open too wide, and with a soft, slightly downward gaze, not focusing on anything in particular.
If closed, which is common, and not imagine anything in particular in your mind.
4. What is the best time to meditate?
Again, you can meditate anytime, however, it is not recommended for a full stomach or half asleep.
But according to mine, the best time for dhyaan is early morning, because the early morning air refreshes you and helps you to concentrate on meditation.
You can also meditate before going to bed which benefits are quite impressive like improved sleep quality, decreased nightmares, etc.
5. If I am doing yoga, can I meditate?
Of course, Maharishi Patanjali in his yoga sutra mentions Yama, Dhyana, Dharana, pranayama, Asana, Pratyahara, Niyama, and Samadhi, as the eight limbs of yoga, all are connected and together they help us realize our true nature.
Even if you do hardcore exercise, meditation is no problem.
It helps you with many things like increasing focus, improving balance, promoting muscle growth, etc
6. Is there any disadvantage of meditation?
There’s no disadvantage of meditation as research, but I would recommend you, that many people start meditation seeking some supernatural experiences like kundalini shakti, Chakra opening which is a trap.
One of the biggest dangers in meditation is the pursuit of special experiences – thought Yuval Noah Harari.
Meditation is not that difficult, the difficulty is just for the first few weeks or months, and doing it continuously leads to bringing overall health benefits.
Note: Meditation is not just for monks, it is also for depressed person, anxiety, and everyone, who change, wants to get out of illness, or try something new in their life.
Chakras are energy points in our subtle body, which are located in the physical counterparts of the body such as nerves, arteries, and veins, and Dhyaan helps chakras to activate and optimize the functioning of these chakras.