Meditations, focus tools and techniques

Meditation seems to be a difficult and unexplored area for the ordinary day to day person.

As part of wellness and wellbeing researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center claim meditating can change the structure and function of the brain through relaxation, which can: Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. We need to explore the benefits of daily meditation to reduce stress in our daily lives. There are different types of meditation practices like walking meditation, the conventional sitting meditation and the meditation practice involving laying down on a flat surface or bed.

Meditation has been used largely in religious settings, yet it is a great tool to use daily to quieten your mind and enjoy a state of wellbeing and peace. We live in very stressful and busy times, and we fail to have down time to unplug from the social chatter. During meditation we get to focus calmly on what we feel about life without the constant external chatter. Meditation allows you to ponder or have insights on what next, we can do to better our life experience.

Using focus tools like music, Meditation malas, Tibetan singing bowls. Singing bowls are a meditative tool used traditionally throughout Asia in a variety of religious rituals. One can make use of Incense and candles to set a meditative mood or ambiance. Meditation is a great method to reach a state of wellbeing and mental- physical balance in life. There are different meditation techniques or practices. However, the basic concept is silence and intentional focus on your body sensations or you’re breathing. You can use soft tranquil music or use a guided meditation to get you settled in the meditation practice.