-The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
a buddist quote, author, unknown
Spirituality is an important aspect of our lives. Without a sense of faith or spirituality we cannot be complete. It is in God that we are one. Through meditation and prayer we are able to connect to the spirit within us and the spirtit that is in every living being. What I like about meditation is that it cross religious, you can even practice meditation with good results if you consider your self to be a non- believer.
Meditation will relax your entire body and mind. Medical researches have shown that if meditation is practiced regularly the heart rate slows down, this decreases the risk of cardiovascular problems, it also helps prevent and fix sleeping disorders, depression, anxiety as well as providing the practicer with an overall feeling of well being. Venkatesh S, Raju TR, Shivani Y, Tompkins G, Meti BL. (1997).
There are many ways to meditate. No matter which method you choose, remember these pointers. Keep your back straight, breath slowly and keep your focus on one thing at a time.
In later posts I will describe a few methods of meditation that work well for me and others