MEDITATION & RELAXATION
What is Meditation?
Meditation has been practised
by many eastern countries for thousands of years, priests
and monks include meditation in their daily routine to bring
about balance and clarity mentally, emotionally and physically.
Many Gurus in India practice meditation to develop their spiritual
awareness and wisdom.
Meditation is a practice
that helps one create balance in our life, it will help us
focus mentally, calms our stress and tensions, and promotes
a more balanced state physically
Meditation can be practiced
any time of the day, but it is recommended that there be a
routine such as early morning or night sessions. The reason
for this is we are very habitual creatures and by creating
a routine for the mind, it is taught that at a certain time
of day is when the ego mind has to move aside and allow the
inner-self or subconscious mind to come forward.
The ego mind is our conscious
mind, the one that worry’s about anything that is materialistic,
it’s concerns are based on fears and expectations. The ego
mind blocks your awareness of who you really are, it draws
your attention to your fears and wants.
The sub-conscious mind
is your inner-self, when drawn forward through meditation,
it will give you a sense of who you really are, it will guide
you in what you really need.
For example, your wordily concerns may be focused on obtaining
a home, so you work overtime, to achieve this goal, allowing
yourself no free time.
The inner-self knows that it requires time out because the
mental, emotional and physical stress placed on the body is
excessive, so it will create a illness so that it will have
If this is the case, the
ego mind will have a total reaction of fear for it had created
a want of obtaining a house, and becoming ill has hindered
Meditation will bring
about a balance between the ego-mind and the inner-self ,
it will help you gain more insight into your needs and wants,
for the two are totally different.
Your wants are things
you desire, whether it is to keep up to the Joneses or the
desire to better your self materially. Your needs are that
what really makes you happy, such as, time out for reflection
on your life, a loving and nurturing relationship or anything
that is fulfilling to our emotional and mental states.
Meditation is a relaxation
exercise, the techniques used are rhythmic breathing, stilling
the ego mind which create a balance and focus mentally, it
also promotes total relaxation physically.
This practice will increase
your spiritual awareness and given you insights into your
life, promoting a more balanced way of perceiving the outside
Meditation practiced daily
will create for you a more relaxed attitude towards life as
you will become more clear as to what is important in life.
You will stay calm in stressful situations, feel more enliven
and balanced physically and truly become the master of your