Sri Sri Ravishankar beautifully describes meditation as - “Mind without agitation is meditation.
Mind in the present moment is meditation.
Mind that has no hesitation, no anticipation is meditation.
Mind that has come back to the source is meditation.
Mind that becomes ''No Mind'' is meditation.”
Meditation is a journey which begins from relaxing one’s body and ends at achieving our inner joy. In the practice of meditation, an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefits or as an end in itself.
Types of Meditation
Sahaj Yoga Meditation
Mindfulness and Vipassana Meditation
Benefits of Meditation
Reduces anxiety attacks.
Helps in lowering the levels of blood lactate.
Builds self confidence.
Increases serotonin levels which influence moods and behavior. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, headaches and insomnia.
Enhances energy, strength and vigor.
Helps to keep blood pressure normal.
Reduces stress and tension.
Creates a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of general well being.
Reduces the risk of heart diseases.
Steps of Meditation
Sit comfortably and keep your back straight
Notice your breath
Focus your attention on your breath
Do not lose hope
Practice and persevere
Meditation for Beginners
Learning how to meditate is a process, be willing to learn it, start simple; do not be hard on yourself.
It might be difficult as a beginner to sit for a long duration with a thoughtless mind. Be patient, it comes with practice.
Be in a comfortable position with an accepting mind.
Unwind your mind - try to stop thinking, concentrate on your breath.
Listen to yourself and feel the generation of values of truth, peace, love, self discipline and happiness in you.
Always meditate at the right time and at the right place.
Meditate only if you want to. Do not force yourself.
Notice the changes meditation has brought to your routine act.
Drink a glass of water and take ten deep breaths. Follow the steps mentioned before. If you need further assistance please follow the link –
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Sleep is the best meditation.- Dalai Lama
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.- Dalai Lama
The flower of love is meditation.- Jiddu Krishnamurti
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. - Voltaire
The first recipe of happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past. - Andre Mourols
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own. - Madame de Stael
Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal bliss and supreme joy in the end.- Swami Sivananda
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.- Jeremy Taylor
Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore meditate, meditate. - Swami Sivananda
Sleep is unconscious meditation, meditation is conscious sleep; In Sleep you get limited Cosmic Energy in Meditation you get unlimited Energy.