10 reasons why meditation in the morning will change your life.
Meditation and yoga to the people nowadays is getting impossible to practice. The reason is we are too busy or too lazy. So, why not change our schedules a little bit. Today we are discussing the 10 reasons why meditating in the morning will change your life.
Before beginning, I would like to discuss,
What is meditation?
(Meaning of meditation) Meditation is the process of relaxing the soul and body. The true meditation helps the human soul to contact directly with god. who is within man and permeates the entire cosmos. According to the Scriptures of the major religions and the Masters of the Highest Order, God manifests Himself through the two primary forms of Celestial Light and Sound.
Meditation gives peace and quiet against the stresses of everyday life and opens the door to the deepest and divine part of ourselves.
So, here are the 10 reasons why meditation in the morning will change your life.
1. Peace of mind
A turbulent mind that is filled with excessive thoughts drains away our prana (life force), leaving us exhausted and tired. We can move from this turbulence towards tranquility by practicing meditation. Explains Shriram Sarvotham, a senior Sri Sri Yoga teacher, “We cannot directly force or demand the peace of mind, but we can prepare the mind to become still.” A still and centered mind is a powerhouse of enthusiasm, it is where creativity dawns.
2. Excitement for the day.
The meditation process really brings the new motivation to live this day and win this day. If you are struggling to go out for work, do the same routine again and again as this a necessity, why not complete this day with a new mindset, with new energy, with new vibes. Mediation at the beginning of the day can bring this feeling of living the day to the fullest at any cost. Well, even I do this every day, it really helps.
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3. Keeps us healthy.
Yes, you've read it correctly. Meditation in the morning helps to keep us healthy. Any condition that's caused or worsened by stress can be alleviated through meditation, says cardiologist Herbert Benson, MD, well known for three decades of research into the health effects of meditation. He is the founder of the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
"The relaxation response [from meditation] helps decrease metabolism, lowers blood pressure, and improves heart rate, breathing, and brain waves," Benson says. Tension and tightness seep from muscles as the body receives a quiet message to relax.
There's scientific evidence showing how meditation works. In people who are meditating, brain scans called MRI have shown an increase in activity in areas that control metabolism and heart rate. Other studies on Buddhist monks have shown that meditation produces long-lasting changes in brain activity in areas involved in attention, working memory, learning, and conscious perception.
4. A feeling of satisfaction.
Ever wondered you want to give some time to yourself, want to treat yourself with healthy habits. While going on a run and exercising is a little tough for anyone to begin, but I can assure you that if you first try Meditation then going for this tough schedule would be easier, as Meditation will increase your willpower and you will feel enlightened.
And if you aren't able to go for difficult exercise or maybe a gym, I totally recommend doing Meditation. All it takes is 10 minutes that's it. After following this schedule for a few days you will get a sense of satisfaction from yourself like, "I am doing something for me, I am treating myself well."
5. It helps to overcome anxiety.
Like a machine gun, the anxious mind fires one fearful and worrisome thought after another:
"Why did I say something so stupid? Why don't they like me? What happens if I lose my job? Why don’t I have any energy? Am I getting sick? Will anyone ever love me? Will I ever have enough money? Why can’t I be successful? Why can’t I lose this weight?"
In fact, scientists estimate the number of human thoughts at around 70,000 per day — meaning a worried, anxious mind can literally generate a new negative thought every couple of seconds!
Meditation. By taking a permanent meditative breather from the "hamster wheel" of anxiety, you no longer burn through precious resources or waste valuable energy on unproductive fear-based thoughts. (meditation guidance) What does this mean, exactly? No more negative "what-if" scenarios, no more "next-turn" catastrophes, no more "doom and gloom" waiting around every corner, the meditative mindset is a beautiful thing.
6. Enhances Self-Awareness
Some forms of meditation may help you develop a stronger understanding of yourself, helping you grow into your best self. For example, self-inquiry meditation explicitly aims to help you develop a greater understanding of yourself and how you relate to those around you. Other forms teach you to recognize thoughts that may be harmful or self-defeating. The idea is that as you gain greater awareness of your thought habits, you can steer them toward more constructive patterns
A study of 21 women fighting breast cancer found that when they took part in a tai chi program, their self-esteem improved more than it did than in those who received social support sessions. In another study, 40 senior men and women who took a mindfulness meditation program experienced reduced feelings of loneliness, compared to a control group that had been placed on a waitlist for the program. Also, experience in meditation may cultivate more creative problem-solving.
7. May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss
Improvements in attention and clarity of thinking may help keep your mind young.
Kirtan Kriya is a method of meditation that combines a mantra or chant with repetitive motion of the fingers to focus thoughts. It improved participants' ability to perform memory tasks in multiple studies of age-related memory loss.
Furthermore, a review of 12 studies found that multiple meditation styles increased attention, memory and mental quickness in older volunteers.
In addition to fighting normal age-related memory loss, meditation can at least partially improve memory in patients with dementia. It can also help control stress and improve coping in those caring for family members with dementia.
8. Problems become smaller
After quick morning meditation, the bigger problems of yours will look smaller. And how? Well, exactly when you do meditation your mind contacts with your inner self who is your subconscious mind. Try asking your problems with your inner self you will get an answer not as quick as you just start today only. It will take some time and little practice but sure you will get an answer for sure. It is also stated in the book "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill
9. It helps you lose weight.
Meditation won’t make you lose weight overnight. But with a little practice, it can potentially have lasting effects on not only your weight but also your thought patterns.
Meditation is linked to a variety of benefits. In terms of weight loss, mindfulness meditation seems to be the most helpful. A 2017 review of existing studies found that mindfulness meditation was an effective method for losing weight and changing eating habits.
Mindfulness meditation involves paying close attention to:
- where you are
- what you’re doing
- how you’re feeling in the present moment
During mindfulness meditation, you’ll acknowledge all of these aspects without judgment. Try to treat your actions and thoughts as just those — nothing else. Take stock of what you’re feeling and doing, but try not to classify anything as being good or bad. This becomes easier with regular practice.
Practicing mindfulness meditation can lead to long-term benefits, too. Compared to other dieters, those practicing mindfulness are more likely to keep the weight off, according to the 2017 review.
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10. Helps You Appreciate Your Life More.
“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” ~Lao TzuThe busyness of modern life, along with the perpetual onslaught of media that tells us how we ought to look, feel, and behave, can leave us feeling detached from ourselves. It can be difficult to connect with our own values and emotions. We see standards put into place, and we want to meet those standards, so we pretend to be a certain way even when, perhaps, we are not.
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“Mindfulness helps us to see our authentic selves in two ways: nonjudgmental observation, and attention. Nonjudgmental observation enables people to really get to know themselves without feeling any negative feelings.”
If you are confused about how to meditate in a proper manner and want to practice Meditation in a proper way then you can follow these efficient steps,
Steps to Practice Meditation in a proper way.
1. Sit or Lie comfortably. You can also invest in Meditation chair or cushion
2. Close your eyes. I recommend using one of our Cooling Eye Masks or Restorative Eye Pillows if lying down.
3. Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
4. Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
5. Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.
Also, here are some the best and free apps to begin meditation
Best apps for meditation music
If you want a guided lesson for doing Meditation in proper way you can also watch this video.
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