Meditation Exercises

Meditation exercises can be practiced by individuals of all ages and have several health benefits. The two most important benefits of these exercises are to provide complete mind and body relaxation and relief from stress and pain. Salient benefits of practicing meditative exercises include lowering and controlling high blood pressure, improving premenstrual syndrome (PMS), removing depression and fatigue, and strengthening the immune system to fight against infections and illness.

Studies have also revealed that by following meditation techniques and practicing exercises, you can strengthen your autonomic nervous system, endocrine system, and the skeletal and musculature system. One of the physical effects of practicing meditation is that it helps in decreasing blood lactate. Lactate is a substance that is secreted by your muscles and is the root cause for overt feelings of anxiety. Meditation will not only help in controlling anxiety but also decreasing the blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration rate.

Most Common
Meditation Exercises

There are several exercises that you can follow and there are specific exercises for beginners. Before you start practicing meditation, you need to focus on place, posture, practice and problems. Meditation needs to be practiced everyday and the time can be increased from 5 minutes to 60 minutes over a period of time.

Deep breathing exercise

This is one of the easiest and most common exercise that you can practice on a daily basis. The key lies in breathing deeply and from the abdomen. You should be able to feel your breathing coming right from the abdomen and going out of your nostrils. The aim of this exercise is to get more and more oxygen into your body and this helps in reducing anxiety and tension.

Mindfulness Meditation

Extensive research has proven that by practicing mindfulness meditation, it is easier to heal and cope with the stress and fears associated with illnesses, cancer included. This type of meditation is also known to reduce chronic pain and depression. In mindfulness meditation, you can learn to focus your mind on sound, sensations, thought, breathing and taste. Some of the ways to practice mindfulness meditation is by meditating in a quiet environment and focusing on your body movements, gestures, and simple actions among others.

Tranquility Meditation (Samatha)

This is a Buddhist meditation exercise and its basic purpose is to calm your mind and help it to concentrate. In this exercise the focus is on inhalation and expiration that is the object of concentration. This practice leads to samadhi. This is a state in which the mind is calm and focused, that is the basis for deeper practices.

Insight or Analytic Meditation (Vipassana)

This is another Buddhist meditation exercise whose primary objective is to help you in realization of truth of "no self" and impermanence, that is to experience things as they really are. In this exercise, you will need to focus on any event that is occurring moment by moment in your mental continuum and in your body. During the exercise you have to stay with events without judgment. This type of meditation can be practiced while walking or sitting.

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