If you would like to get rid of pain, this article will give you a few pointers on how to go about it by using yoga and meditation techniques. What we need to assure you is that these are simple techniques which can be learned and practiced by anyone - they don’t take up too much time either. This method has been practiced for ages by so many cultures in order to relieve tension and as a healing technique. When you meditate, you feel the stress draining out and the calmness and stillness flowing in and this is what makes this technique so wonderful.
You can meditate with the accompaniment of chanting or maybe music - you could even do it with absolute silence. You could focus on an external object like a painting or you could internalize it and focus on your posture or your breathing. You need to find a place where you won’t be interrupted when you do this so never mind what technique you use, the place you are in is important.
Choose the place, choose the chant or object you want to focus on and then find a comfortable position - not lying down which could have you falling asleep in that relaxed state. The main goal is to master a mindfulness state, where you are able to be completely aware of everything that is going on around you, but you are detached from all of your immediate surroundings, similar to a light state of trance. The majority of people’s experience with mediation has been limited to the Alpha State.
Among several religions, meditation is a very important spiritual practice, which includes Jewish, Sufism and Christian mystical tradition. Buddhism uses the technique to control one’s mind and to draw within oneself in an endeavor to attain enlightenment. This can be practiced in any posture: squatting, standing, walking or lying down, while the sitting or squatting position or ‘zazen’ is the most widely recommended posture.
Meditation has a number of physical and psychological advantages which was researched by Professor Herbert Benson from Harvard Medical School. The studies that have been conducted have shown that even twenty minutes can really help to reduce your blood pressure, your breathing and heart rates, slow the metabolism and reduce the muscle tension. The deeper states will very often bring about mental images like bursts of color and images and maybe even a still, small voice. Studies have demonstrated that meditation can aid in relieving stress, anxiety, migraine and headaches, depression, insomnia, fatigue and chronic pain.
As this practice leads to happier, healthier and greater self-awareness, other advantages begin to ensue including, higher intuition, enhanced mental functioning, and access to unconscious abilities and resources.
Meditation has been used through the ages as a means to attain better spiritual planes but today it is finding a great use to manage the stress and tensions that abound in the modern world. By combining daily meditation and yoga, one can indeed achieve a stress free life.