What is Meditation.

Meditation can be practiced in many different ways. While there are numerous different meditation techniques, a common thread runs through virtually all meditative techniques: * Quiet Mind: With meditation, your thinking mind becomes quiet. You stop focusing on the stressors of your day or your lifeís problems, as well as solving these problems. You just let that voice in your head be quiet, which is easier said than done. For example, start thinking about nothing now. (Itís OK; Iíll wait.) If youíre not practiced at quieting your mind, it probably didnít take long before thoughts crept in.

* Being In The Now: Rather than focusing on the past or the future, virtually all meditative pracgtices involve focusing on right now. This involves experiencing each moment and letting it go, experiencing the next. This, too, takes practice, as many of us live most of our lives thinking toward the future or relishing and rehashing the past.

* Altered State of Consciousness: With the quiet mind and focus on the present, comes an altered level of consciousness that isnít a sleeping state but isnít quite your average wakeful state, either. Meditation increases brain activity in an area of the brain associated with happiness and positive thoughts and emotions, and some evidence shows that regular practice brings prolonged positive changes in these areas.

WHY MEDITATE ?
The benefits of meditation have been know for many years and are now starting to become accepted in the west as a viable means to heal the body and heal the mind. It is considered the easiest and the best form of yog and there have been studies done that prove that a patient who uses meditation can reduce the healing time after surgery and also improve their chances of combating almost any illness. Moreover it increases concentration power ,prevents obesity, reduces stress,soothes the body, bring happiness and joy to ones live !!!
BENEFITS

1) Heart Disease Prevention

Practicing meditation may help boost heart health and reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease.
2) Pain Management

A number of studies show that meditation may help enhance pain management.
3) Better Memory

It reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease according to searches,

4) Treatment of Depression

Meditation may help improve mood in people with depression .

5) Fitness

With regular meditation you remain active, fit ,helps reduce weight loss, reduces fatigue

6) Spiritual Benefits

 Helps keep things in perspective, Provides peace of mind, happiness, Helps you discover your purpose, Increased self-actualization.

7) Psychological benefits

 Builds self-confidence, influences mood and behaviour, Resolve phobias & fears, Helps control own thoughts ,Helps with focus & concentration




Meditation is also completely FREE! It requires no special equipment, and is not complicated to learn. It can be practiced anywhere, at any given moment, and it is not time consuming.(15-20 min) Best of all, meditation has NO negative side effects. Bottom line, there is nothing but positive to be gained from it! With so many benefits, the question you should ask yourself is, “why am I not meditating yet?”