Measure of Meditation
I’m kind of fascinated with how other people understand meditation.
I am able to see and imagine what each person may be feeling in a diverse yoga classroom when we end our last asana with a guided meditation. Some totally go to sleep. Others appear very peaceful. Still, a number of us have furrowed brows – probably how I look. I’ve never done yoga with Madoka, but she tells me that she has an awareness of her surroundings, but her mind goes blank. Again, I just imagine what a complete state of meditation might feel like, based on what I have heard about this practice.
At the most entry level, I am able to relax because there is really nothing else I can do since I am not by a computer, in front of a calendar or near a phone. I simply lie there in a state of physical comfort. As for the mind, I’m still working on it. I am able to drown out some thoughts and switch my focus from breathing to relaxing different body parts. However, I wonder at which point certain people are able to gain a higher state of mind or nirvana. That must come with great practice.
So I looked up Wikipedia for a basic meditation definition. It talks about the usuals. Then, I explored a little further and found an interesting article on specific benefits of learning how to meditate.
Clearly, we can all try to spend about 10 to 15 minutes each day to allow a space in our minds for peace and tranquility. Now, doesn’t that sound nice? And perhaps with consistency and regularity, our minds and bodies are able to develop this inner happiness.[tags] meditation, benefits of meditation, levels of meditation, nirvana, inner peace, inner happiness, relieve stress, gain focus [/tags]