History of Meditation

Meditation simply refers to the escape from the reality in which we live. Though it has been around us for thousands and thousands of years for spiritual, physical and mental relaxation yet there is still some misconception about it. Some people these day actually associate meditation with a monk, sitting on top of a mountain, cross-leg, staring into the horizon but in reality it is something that everyone can do and benefit from. There has been even hundreds of studies that literally prove this. Meditators have higher level of Alpha waves which in fact have shown to reduce negative feelings and it also changes our brain shape and size. After 8 weeks of meditation programe grey matter was more dense in areas associate with learning, memory processing and emotion regulation. It also plays an important role in proper transportation of oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout our body. One of the best-selling authors Eckhart Tolle once stated that, “thinking is compulsive: you can’t stop, or so it seems. It is also addictive: you don’t even want to stop, at least not until the suffering generated by the continuous mental noise becomes unbearable”. Now the question that arises is that thinking usually makes you feel creepy at times so what does it has to do with meditation? Actually there are hundreds of different ways you can meditate but all of them have one thing in common, they teach us how to control the amount of thoughts entering our minds as well as the speed of thoughts. Certainly you can reach a point where you will have nothing to think of and then comes in the meditation with so much benefits. You are basically teaching your mind how to work like a switch so the next time if anyone step on your shoes you can turn it off. Start spending less time in your head and more time outside. Start noticing thing, definitely you will get filled with more positive emotion and your control over those emotion will be magical. So the thing that simply justifies the beauty of meditation is try to become less involved with your thoughts and more involved with the real world.