Meditation is the continuous and effortless flow of attentive awareness towards the object of concentration. There is a big difference between concentration and meditation. In concentration the attention is focused on a small limited area. If at that time only one thought or idea functions in the mind that is called meditation.
Where to meditate?
Always choose a place, which you will use regularly. That place should be very simple, sacred, calm and quite .The place should be very comfortable. It should be free from noise pollution, air pollution. There should be fresh air and balanced temperature. That room should be free from any bad smell.
When to meditate?
It is necessary to have a fixed time for meditation. The best times are 6.00 am, 12.00 noon, 6.00 pm and 12.00 midnight. According to Indian system best time is from 4.00 am to 6.00 am because at that time there is a stillness and calmness of time. The mind during meditation should be like a lamp in a windless place, where a flame does not flicker.
First of all be regular and consistent and regular in your daily practice. For the beginners, time should be from five to ten minutes. Then you can gradually increase your time up to 20 minutes.
The combination of postures, breathing exercises and the meditation results in a decrease in neuro hormones and an increase in plasma cortisol level that it promotes tranquility of the mind and increase in resistance to stress. So it is used for the treatment of stress disorders, nocturnal enuresis, mucous colitis, bronchial Asthma, Migraine, Rheumatic disorders of the spine, Hypertension, Heart diseases.
So at last exploration of inner space through daily meditation is the most important thing anyone can do to enhance health and well being. Joy and energy go hand in hand.
"Let us be silent that we hear the whispers of God " -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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