Meditation Healing

Stephen Lau
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Meditation is a proven alternative mind-body therapy. Use simple  meditation techniques as your mind-body medicine for self-healing to
lower blood pressure, to improve exercise performance (if you have angina), to enhance breathing (if you have asthma), to promote natural sleep, and to relieve stress. In short, meditate to heal.

Meditation can heal because it is a safe and simple way to balance your emotional and mental states for all-round wellness, and thus ultimately leading to natural healing of the body and the mind. Meditation therapy is especially beneficial for depression and mental disorders.

The use of meditation to heal is not new. Meditation is the product of diverse cultures and peoples around the world. Meditate to heal has been rooted in the traditions of the world's great religions.

The purpose of meditation is to make your mind calm and peaceful. If your mind is in a state of tranquility, you will be free from worries and mental anxiety, and so you will experience true happiness.

Learn meditation techniques to train your mind to empty itself of distracting and distorted thoughts, which are self-delusions causing problems and sufferings in life. Through guided meditation, you can concentrate your attention on insignificant or irrelevant things in order to give your mind not only a meaningful break but also intuitive wisdom to perceive and appreciate the true values of life. Meditation is an enlightening process of self-discovery.

Today, many people use meditation techniques outside of traditional religious or cultural settings as a form of mind-body medicine for self-healing. Meditation therapy is now receiving more attention in the medical community.
               
Living in the Present Moment


Meditation enables you to live in the present moment. Do you know that you live most of your time either in the past or the future, but seldom in the now?

The problem with contemporary living is that your mind is often riddled with thoughts of what you just did, or what you will or should do. Nearly all your thoughts, including your desires and fears, are based on either the past or the future. Your desires are no more than recollections of the past pleasure and hope of repeating them in the future. Fears are also memories of past pain, and your desire to avoid the pain in the future.

Meditation helps you focus your mind on the present moment to the exclusion of past and future thoughts.

If you are concentrating on solving a difficult math problem or performing a complex mental task, you are focusing too, but that is not meditation. Meditation is concentrating on something seemingly insignificant (such as your breathing) or spontaneous (such as eating and even driving) such that your mind is conditioned to focusing on only the present moment. In this way, your mind concentration excludes all past and future thoughts, thereby instrumental in giving your mind a meaningful break. It is in this sublime mental state that you are capable of understanding the true nature of things, and their relativity to the meaning of life.

Simple Meditation Techniques


In practicing meditation techniques, you should remember the following:

Focus on an object as your point of concentration: your breathing, a candle, a sound (such as water from a fountain), your steps, or just about anything that can draw you back to your meditation.

For example, if your mind wanders away (which is quite common), gently force your mind to re-focus on the object of your concentration.

It is your act of noticing that your mind has wandered off as well as your repetitive effort of returning to your meditation that help you learn how to focus. Make focusing a habit.
                       

Keep yourself in full consciousness: you must be fully aware of what is going on around you. That explains why in meditation (except in the walking meditation) you need to sit erect in order to keep your body in full consciousness. Do not lie down (or else you may fall asleep); do not slouch (this may not help you focus).

A full lotus position is not required. However, maintain a consistent position or posture with your thumb tip and forefinger tip of each hand touching very lightly, while the other fingers are either curled or extended out. A consistent posture and hand position will promote a  meditative mind to practice your meditation techniques.


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For more information on meditation, go to the following web pages:

Seeing with the Eyes of a Fish

by Stephen Lau

How to Meditate: Step-by-Step Guided Meditation

by Stephen Lau


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