If yoga is the ancient science that propagates an art of balanced living where an individual's physical, mental and spiritual come into perfect harmony; meditation is that extension of yoga that leads to oneness with one's mind. It is one of the prime five principles under yoga that, with constant practice, brings you to closer to your thoughts and your inner-self. Meditation focuses upon improving self-will, tranquility within you and helps you achieve clarity of mind like never before.
The history of meditation comes from a vast background having its roots in almost 5000-year old traditions. Started as a mere exercise, it eventually evolved as an art of life quite beautifully over centuries. Today, meditation is a known and popular art that draws thousands of learners every year due to its wide-array benefits. One of the major influences was Lord Buddha who is known as one of the most popular meditation icons of all times across eastern as well as western countries since 500 B.C.
More than a luxury, meditation is more of a necessity for human body in today's hectic times. When practiced regularly, meditation can cure as well as prevent lifestyle disorders including stress, hypertension, heart related diseases, high cholesterol levels, diabetes and arthritis among others. In addition, it also proves to be beneficial in developing better concentration power, memory and learning abilities. Another crucial benefit meditation boasts of is significantly reducing depression and anxiety levels, which is often the root cause of most of the lifestyle concerns.
Meditation offers a unique kind of rest to your body that is more rejuvenating than the deepest sleep one ever has had. Basically, you focus upon self-awareness, leading to a deep connect with your inner source of energy. Contrary to the popular notions, meditation isn't about focusing on a particular thought. It is about acquiring a state where only consciousness remains.
Be a part of this revolution and lead a peaceful, stress free and healthy life.