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Lots of good things to do! What is "Meditation"


What about meditation? What are its benefits? I am sure there are many people who are wondering. I would like to explain why meditation is good for you and how it spread throughout the world. So the title is... Lots of good things to do! What is "Meditation"


Meditation has a very long history. It has developed in many different cultures and religions as a means for people to reach inner peace and insight into themselves.


Meditation is believed to have originated in ancient India around 1500 BC. It was during this period that Indian wise men and saints began to gain insight into the practice of meditation and its benefits. Ancient texts such as the Vedic literature and the Upanishads contain teachings on meditation. Meditation was also considered an important element in the practice of yoga.


The practice of meditation also occupies an important place in ancient Indian yoga philosophy. Yoga practitioners combine elements of physical postures (asana), breath control (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana) in an attempt to unify body and mind and reach a higher state of consciousness. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras provide a detailed explanation of yoga practice and meditation guidelines and should be read by anyone interested!


Buddhism, which originated in the 6th century B.C., is a religion and teaching that places considerable emphasis on the practice of meditation. Gautama Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, showed how to pursue liberation from suffering and awakening through meditation. Various forms of meditation developed based on his teachings. Vipassana meditation (insight meditation) and Zen meditation, in particular, are widely practiced throughout the world in the Buddhist meditation tradition.


And in modern society, the practice of meditation is more widespread than ever before; since the middle of the 20th century, Eastern meditation has become widely known in Western societies, and a variety of meditation techniques have emerged. Mindfulness meditation, in particular, has been widely accepted for the purpose of reducing stress and improving mental and physical health.


The state of mind and body that is created by meditation, in which it is easy to concentrate on things, is called "mindfulness. It means "being aware only of the here and now." It is a state of calmness in which one is aware only of the present moment, without thinking about stressors such as bad memories or anxiety. Mindfulness is thought to be effective in calming the mind and controlling depression, making it an ideal meditation method for today's society, where many people are ill in some way.


Although meditation has taken different forms in different times and cultures, its purpose has consistently been the pursuit of inner peace and insight. Different traditions and practices exist, so you can choose the one that best suits your individual needs and beliefs.


Meditation not only reduces stress and anxiety, but it can also improve concentration and creativity, and promote physical and mental health. Meditation has been shown to suppress the secretion of cortisol, the stress hormone in the brain, and improve immunity.


I hope you can maintain your physical and mental health and lead a better life by practicing meditation on a daily basis.


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