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Benefits of Vipassana Meditation

Most of the people always have this one question – How to do Meditation? Is there any perfect technique for doing meditation? Well, let us honestly tell you that there is no perfect technique or even imperfect one to begin meditation. Meditation, in simple words, is to be with one self. For a layman, it means to withdraw from the world of thoughts and revel in the glory of calm and silence; you can do that through music, breathing, chanting or any other way! Even the Google search results shows 4,59,00,000 results when you search for ‘How to do Meditation’. Here, we will tell you about one of the main Meditation technique – Vipassana.

Vipassana simply means to see things as they actually really are. It is one of our country’s most ancient meditation techniques. It was rediscovered more than 2500 years ago by the great Gautama Buddha. He taught it as a universal remedy for every possible ill ever known to man and it is still practiced by many around us. Vipassana meditation is not just meditation but a complete way of self-transformation. One needs to practice self-observation and focus on the deep interconnection between their mind and body. This can be experienced directly by being disciplined and paying attention to your physical sensations. These physical sensations form the life of your body and that continuously affects and conditions our mind.

Vipassna meditation is an observation-based, self-exploration and a journey of sorts that leads to the common root of your mind and body. When practiced with full concentration and conviction it dissolves mental impurity, which results in a balanced mind that is full of love and compassion. It opens up your mind to the truth, both theoretically and practically. You can now know and feel things around you on a much deeper level. For example, you can understand mind and matter, happiness, sadness, empathy and every emotion out there as they really are. All this gives your mind a stronger motivation to live life in every second. You actually find yourself making the effort and staying there as a patient soul waiting for your labour to bear fruits of contentment. It also makes the mind more able to sacrifice easily for the greater good of all. One can work without worrying about tiredness and fatigue and this makes them better learners. Yes, it makes them want to learn about the truth. One gets inspired to read books and listen to teachings more and more.

Vipassna meditation allows you to explain the truth to others as well. When you understand it well, you can convey it to others much better and with greater precision. You get improved memory and recollection which allows you to memorize things well. You don’t forget or confuse names or things or better yet, phone numbers or birthdays or anniversaries. It cultivates morality, increases concentration and adds to your wisdom. It is also a great feeling of wholesomeness that brings you closer to god and the goodness with which he has created everything and every moment in our lives.

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5 amazing benefits of Meditation

“Meditation is the secret.” How often we hear happy and successful people crediting their good life to Meditation! And it makes us wish to learn the practice as well. Alas! We tend to give up thinking that our mind is too creative or too pre-occupied to be able to practice mediation. What if we tell you that the practice of meditation isn’t as hard as you think! And when it comes to benefits, you will be amazed how much you gain with just half an hour practice of meditation. Let us first share with you scientifically proven, 5 top benefits of meditation –

  1. Fighting Stress & Anxiety – Today’s lifestyle, owing to our dependence on digital media, is very tiresome. Everyone returns home tired and most of us never come back from work. In a way, work keeps on running in our mind. Meditation helps you to fight stress and anxiety, thus minimizing the risk of depression which is fast spreading in India. Meditation adds to your cardiovascular fitness and improves breathing as well which in turn helps you keep yourself calm.
  2. Physical well-being – Who doesn’t want to look good? Well, all of us. Physical well being is one incredible benefit that you can achieve through regular practice of Meditation. Most of the skin and hair fall problems trace their origin to lack of quality sleep. It has been scientifically proved that people who meditate regularly enjoy a better quality sleep; and hence have a glowing skin and good hair. Meditation also improves your metabolism thus proving effective in weight loss or body toning programmes as well. Meditation is sees as a drug-free treatment for reducing blood pressure level and helps to cure asthma as well.
  3. Mental Strength & Focus – Meditation increases your mental strength and helps you to focus better in your work. Meditation has been recommended as a wonderful treatment to fight panic disorders and helps to relax the mind. People who meditate regularly are known to have better focus in their work as well as in daily life routine. Meditation helps in mind-functioning and decision-making; no wonder many corporate leaders are so keen to attend meditation workshops. Meditation also helps the teenagers in learning and increasing attention span.
  4. Happiness Quotient – Meditation promotes endorphin release and leads to a cheerful, positive and spirited you. Meditation is scientifically proved to help you stay in the present moment & worry less about past or future. In a way, the practice of meditation makes you a joyful human being.
  5. Harmony, inside-outside – Meditation is one practice that will align a person to the universal energy. You will no longer feel the need to compete. There will be no negative emotions inside you as you release all such stuck up energies with the help of meditation. And the best part, you will feel a harmony with every creature of the Universe. In fact, global peace will become a reality when leaders of the world start practicing meditation.

The list of benefits is endless.

In case you wish to know more about the art and practice of meditation, take a look at my old post about
How To Do Meditate With Right Posture And Right Technique?

 

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How to do meditate with right posture and right technique?

In order to do meditation, you need a quiet room. Eating enough with about 2/3 stomachs, reduce the communication with others about life. Do not think about good or bad, does not follow the thinking about these ideas or those ideas. Please stop all operational artifacts of the mind, even the idea wants to become a Buddha should also have extinguished. This is true not only during meditation, but during all movements of the day.

You should start your meditation in the early morning wake up, before exercise and breakfast. If you choose to practice before bedtime will disadvantage because you will be more prone to manipulative or sleepiness during the day to remain in your head how unsettled thoughts. You should wear clothing with a soft cloth, spacious.

First spread a thick mattress about 2 inches square, put a pillow in the middle of mattress to sit. Without the meditation pillow, you can use a normal pillow and fold it. Put only a half of your comb in the pillow and keep back straight. There are many ways to sit, but for beginners can sit Burmese style, half-lotus or lotus. People who wear Western clothing is very difficult to sit half-lotus or lotus posture, you can meditate on a chair or sit with Japanese posture.

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Burmese style sitting:

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The first and simplest is to sit is Burma style (Burmese posture), both legs are staggered placed on mattress:

Sitting in half-lotus posture:

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Half-lotus position is the left foot on the right thigh. However, it can change, can put the right leg below the left thigh.

Sitting in full-lotus posture:

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Full lotus position is legs locked together, first set right foot on the left thigh and bring the left foot placed on the right thigh. Drag your feet as close to the body as possible in order to sit longer. And put left hand to his right hand on top of two legs, or vice versa. Up two hands to the feet, fingers overlap, two fingers touching the belly button is located right direction, hips hugged elbow is.

Full spine upright, not leaning leaning left nor right, not bent forward nor leaning back, ears and nostrils straight with right shoulder where the navel. Tongue touching the upper jaw, mouth shut, eyes shut. This is the posture meditate properly, robust and most effective. However, the most important thing is the mind of meditation coordinates.

Japanese sit (Seiza position):

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This sitting posture is sitting on a small chair, the chair legs to the feet. You can also use a small pillow placed on the legs and buttocks to sit on it.

Sitting On Chair (Chair position):

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After sitting on the bench along the way with two feet on the carpet. Bo also can sit on chairs placed on the union. Back position just like sitting on.

It should be noted any kind of meditation does also have to complete backbone in standing upright, not leaning leaning left nor right, not bent forward nor leaning on the back, shoulders and ears straight with holes nose right where the navel.

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Breathe In Out from his meditation:
Inhale deeply through your nose and exhale through your abdominal distension gentle mouth. Closed lips, the lips and the teeth fit together, edged to the top. From now on only breathe through your nose evenly, gently not try.

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The importance of the center coordinates meditate ie how to mind our bottom line no longer goes to her, all this place to other place. But we want to coordinate mind how? In principle, we have to reduce gradually the idea in the first gush, beginning from conception and the conception of an idea less and finally no longer a concept yet. Slowly, we are interested in more light and from the absence conception, natural outbreaks lucid understanding. No one thought in my head was the object of meditation. There are many different methods and France Breathing is an essential step, the primary lesson of meditation training.

The first step is to count the breaths to stay where breathing center.

Venerable About German taught as follows: “When the breath inhaled and exhaled countless, countless count 01. The breath inhaled, exhaled, counting 02 … Count to 10. Count back 10 finished counting 01, 02 and then to 10. it went back, back to the numbers 01 to 10 did. Do not look down, please pay continuous attention that counts, it’s easy to forget to do the trick. some people just count 3.4 breath is the mind has run away loss goal! count right and remember the count constantly, do not forget. it is difficult the trick, do not look down. Note, is counted as a “real breath” and not counted as “inertia”. counting real breath when counting, mind it fits neatly with the breath. count inertia is mechanically counting, counting under his idea, not unrelated to real breath at all. Two completely different to that! count under new real breath properly. Remember, when forgotten place, where they have mistakenly flipped back to the beginning. the purpose of counting the breath is the mind into the count, to let her breath from running wild heart.

Just count to 10, 01 to 10 nostalgic return so until you no longer see clearly forgot to count, the mind began to dwell. So we have been successful phase one, ie has overcome Book News Mon to start going on Options Immediate goal. After successful, we step through the next stage is to monitor breathing. Venerable About Germany to teach at the link:

Breathing is life, is vital capacity, is the focus of the activities of our bodies. Tam and our breathing is one: when we grew angry, breathing becomes panting, when our mind is peaceful feel comfortable, breathing becomes regulation and pleasant. So we need to regulate naturally breathing through the nostrils and focus on the sensation of breathing where the hara (abdomen below the navel), or is breathing into the hole where the two caps (only choose one ). This feeling is the basic purpose of meditation of us. When we think of something else mind, we should immediately call it back to the breath in and out. Where is the mind itself there.

Because each person has a different mind, so it’s hard to say there is a general practice that apply to everyone, so the Buddha taught many different methods for each person depending on inborn apply. Some of this method are as follows:

– Visualize: profound observation focus on a topic drawn in doctrine.
– Tri Notes: focus chanting the mantra composed of mysterious letters.
– Recitation: focus recite Buddhist amitābha.
– Meditation: focusing a koan or an early dialogue.

We list details some of the current practice of meditation as follows:

– Meditation At the time (Here and Now Meditation)
– Zen Buddhist mindfulness
– Tibetan Meditation
– Vipassana: Mahasi Sayadaw
– Meditation: Ajahn Chah
– Zen Soto (Even Screening)
– Zen koan
– Zen Dialogue First ..

But, no matter whether they are legal, the practice is also included sequences from a state of mind much less delusion about the state of delusion and single-mindedly, then slowly reached the heartless, then put his heart, have stopped endless line of thinking, the continuity of consciousness. Buddhist notion that thought constantly, endlessly, of consciousness, also called “the code member center”, ie mental delusions as ape running jump, the horse, there is already clouded harm Heart Truth loss, Prajna wisdom.

He should choose a suitable method for its radical, and the practice should follow the practice of the only concrete result that new. And though the practice under certain disciplines should also have a guidance teacher. This article is intended to guide a basic meditation for beginners who learn meditation.

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