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Meditation in Kerala
Meditation is one of the most important components of Yoga, which is a
mind-body therapy involving a series of exercises. The word 'meditation'
covers many disparate practices from visualizing situations, focusing on
objects or images, thinking through a complex idea, or even getting lost in
a provocative book, all qualifying as meditation in the broad sense. However
in Yoga, meditation generally refers to the more formal practice of focusing
the mind and observing oneself in the moment.
put, meditation is designed to carry us beyond the illusions created by our
thoughts and senses so that we are able to experience everything in its
truest form. Therefore, it is a focusing of the mind on a single object so
as to create a cessation of all thought. As thoughts dissipate, the mind
becomes quiet and devoid of all distractions, and we are able to exist
completely in the present moment. Practiced to its advanced stages,
meditation is contended to be the means of achieving the exalted state of
enlightenment or supreme self-realization.
Techniques of Meditation
The techniques of meditation are simple and easy to learn, though the
ability to keep the mind focused takes time, patience and practice. And
while few reach the exalted state, meditation confers many benefits along
the way. The benefits of practicing meditation regularly include reduction
of stress, tension, anxiety and frustration, as well as improved memory,
concentration, inner peace and physical well-being. Meditation has also
proven to be highly effective in treating psychological conditions such as
obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression, schizophrenia and anxiety.
Meditation - The Panacea of all
Meditation emboldens body's immune system, wards off diseases and enables
quick recovery from diseases. Meditation helps mould a mind healthy, alert,
positive, and calm. This, in turn, produces a body filled with vitality and
health. A blend of meditation, proper diet, and yoga postures improves the
general health. Medical journals say even serious heart and circulatory
problems can be reversed through a regime of diet, meditation, and exercise.
Meditation takes away fear, worry, and anger and replaces the mind with
positive, strong attitudes. Its daily practice gives control over the flow
of life-force. As a result, an attitudinal change takes place leading to
dispassionate approach to worldly pleasures.
One of the easiest ways to meditate is listening songs or reading holy
books for ten or twenty minutes. While sitting with spine erect, you are
aligning energy to the Almighty force.
Meditation in Kerala
When it comes to Ayurveda, Yoga or Meditation, the first place that really
grabs our attention is Kerala. When it comes to rejuvenating yourself,
there's no other destination in India than the Backwaters of Kerala. Kerala
tour is a tour for body, mind and soul. A place in south India where nature
shimmers in its freshness.
- Sit in a chair with spine erect, shoulders relaxed, feet flat on
the floor. Fold hands together in lap and close eyes.
- Take three slow deep breaths, exhaling to the base of spine, and
feel relaxing. Sit with hands together for a few minutes.
- Open hands, palms up, laying them gently in lap. Keep focus on
music, reading, song whatever is there.
- Meditator can affirm or visualize such as, "The Perfect
partner is manifesting in my life," or whatever you are
choosing to create in life, i.e. prosperity, wisdom, career. If the
meditation is in the evening after the daily routines, review the
day, how you reacted in situation, take fresh, positive decisions.
- Close hand into a fist and feel a balloon of white light a block
all around you and underneath you so that you're in the center. This
sends love and healing out to the world and buffers negative energy
from coming into you.
meditation does not end here. Endeavor to practice the meditation attitude
in thoughts and behaviour. In short, meditation is a simple and powerful
tool to lead a stress-free life. Relationships will be rewarding once
developed a calm, relaxed sensitivity of life via meditation.
All forms of meditation are good, but in our high speed society, we need to
learn how to protect our energy by closing down at the end.
In meditation diaphragmatic breathing is important. As we inhale,
diaphragm, a dome-shaped muscle, contracts and flattens its curve, creating
a vacuum into which the lungs can expand. As this happens the diaphragm
pushes the abdominal muscles outward.
Diaphragmatic breathing can, and should, be done in any position, but it is
easiest to re-learn when you are most relaxed, lying on the floor. Lie on
your back with your arms at your sides, palms upward. Many people find it
easier to relax the diaphragm if they bend their knees, placing their feet
flat on the floor. Relax completely, especially the stomach and abdomen.
Now, breathe deeply and slowly, concentrating on the diaphragm, and feeling
your stomach rise as you inhale and fall as you exhale. Relax the abdominal
muscles more and more completely, using the diaphragm, and not the stomach
muscles, to create the rise and fall of the abdomen.
After a few minutes practice on the floor you can sit in a cross-legged
position and continue diaphragmatic breathing. It helps to close your eyes
and concentrate on relaxing the stomach, allowing it to swell outward and
relax back inward. Once you know how to breathe correctly you can practice
diaphragmatic breathing wherever you are. It may take a couple of weeks to
re-train yourself but you will find the results worth the effort. Be sure to
check to see that you are breathing diaphragmatically as you begin your