What is Meditation

What is it?

You physically work your body out to stay healthy. Some people go to church to work out their souls. What are you doing for your spirit? Meditation is for your spirit, but your body and soul will benefit from meditation, too. When life seems to come crashing down around you and you feel stressed or overwhelmed, you do not have enough room in your “space” to handle one more thing. If you have a 16-ounce glass, can it hold more than 16 fluid ounces? If you try to pour more into that glass than its capacity to hold liquid, what happens? It overflows! The same thing happens in your “space”. There is only so much room for you to carry your life. Through Meditation, you can learn how to let go, create a new space, and move forward. Meditation helps you to focus on and let go of life’s problems, both past and present allowing you to freely move forward into the future and experience new things. You will be equipped to leave the past behind you and become a “New You”. 


The Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Benefits of Meditation Regular meditation calms down the restlessness of the mind, and decreases the number of distracting thoughts, bringing a sense of inner peace and relaxation. As the sense of inner peace increases, the ability to concentrate and focus the mind improves. With a peaceful mind, one makes fewer mistakes, makes better judgments and decisions, and becomes more patient and tolerant. This, of course, improves one’s relationships with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Regular meditation practice also enhances the sense of happiness and contentment one has in their life. As our minds become more and more peaceful, the number of worries, anxieties, fears, and negative thoughts decreases, and in their absence, happiness rises from within. Much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many problems, including ill health, are brought about or aggravated by stress, anxiety, and tension. This stress, anxiety, and tension can indeed be reduced by regular meditation. When our minds are at peace, many problems just disappear, and others feel so much easier to cope with. An undisciplined mind accepts every passing thought and wastes one’s time and energy on useless or negative thoughts. It also often aggravates every problem and takes it out of proportion. With a disciplined and trained mind, this tendency gradually gets weaker, and may even disappear. In time, one can see changes in the behavior and attitude, and manner of thinking. The mind becomes more positive and one learns to react more constructively, patiently, and calmly to the various situations of daily life, from dealing with people to dealing with problems, tasks, or goals. One’s actions become positive and efficient, focused, and more satisfactory. The benefits of meditation manifest on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Some of them appear quite fast, and others take some more time. This depends on the amount of time devoted to one’s meditation practice and the levels of earnestness and concentration.

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Some Q&A

How often should I meditate?
You choose how often. 10-15 minutes every day. 20-30 minutes two to three times a week. The choice is yours. You will find that the more you meditate, the better you will feel physically and mentally.
Who can benefit from meditation?
Everyone! Parents, students, business people and the elderly can all benefit from meditation.
Is deep breathing meditation hard to do?
With anything in life, the more you practice, the better you become.  Once you have the basics down and you practice them, you will ask yourself how you ever got along in life without meditation. Meditation Testimonials