If you’re on the lookout for a meditation to begin your day, but you don’t have a lot of time, then choose something that has Brainwave Entrainment in it. Using BE will move you into a meditative state in only 6 or 7 minutes so you can do a 10 minute meditation and have all the benefits in the time it would normally take you to drink a cup of coffee. Though some kinds of meditation require specific training, all you have to do with BE based meditations is listen to them. Closing your eyes helps, but even then, you don’t have to.
While meditation has been practised for more than a thousand years, and is normally regarded to have started in India, it wasn’t researched for its benefits until 1968. Brainwave Entrainment, the method of training your brain to produce beneficial waves by listening to sounds at specific frequencies, really began to take off in the late 20th Century. These meditations are ideal for someone seeking to something they can turn to regularly, particularly in times of stress. It’s great for beginners because you don’t have to sit still if you don’t want to, and you don’t have to still your mind. But more and more, as you listen to the meditation and your brain starts to recognise the sound frequencies, you will find it easier to relax and your mind will slow down and you will gradually pay less attention to those thoughts and voices in your head.
Meditation is an easy practice to start and can be easily accessed by the majority of people. It’s worth setting aside 10 minutes a day just to give yourself the opportunity to relax and de-stress.
Meditation has been demonstrated to help lessen pain and the multi-sensory bodily effects of stress on your system, and enables you to connect to your very own true nature and earn insight, self-realization and wisdom. Furthermore, it affects the parasympathetic nervous system that induces relaxation leading to physiological and biochemical changes. Meditations with BE are excellent beginner meditations, because they are very simple to do and can have a fast and lasting influence on mood.
There are lots of different ways to meditate. Whatever your reason for taking up meditation, it may seem intimidating in the beginning, but let’s not make it difficult.
Mindfulness is a technique of becoming acutely mindful of everything that happens within the reach of our perception. It is simply the act of purposefully noticing what you’re doing when you are doing it.
It can affect the Amygdala, the section of our brain that responds to fear, stress and anxiety, and also the limbic system, the part of the brain that regulates emotion.
Practiced regularly, meditation can enhance your focus in different regions of your life and thereby enhance your quality of life. Meditation is in fact excellent medication!
The fantastic thing about meditation is the fact that it doesn’t even need to take very long. MeditationMonk’s meditations use sound frequencies to help train the brain to move you into a meditative state without having to actually do the work of meditating, so within 6 or 7 minutes you can begin experiencing the benefits of meditation without having to still your mind or focus on anything.
There are two ways to look at this image. I am right and you are wrong. Or Hey, I never looked at it that way before. It’s always up to us how we choose to see things, how we choose to interpret things. Am I right? Does that mean someone else has to be wrong? Is it possible that there’s another way of looking at things?
Meditating allows us to release negativity, to let go of the need to be right at the expense of the beliefs, values, traditions of others. Over time we come to realise that it does not matter what anyone else thinks. That we are all entitled to have and to hold our own opinions. That we all see the world through our own filters, which are shaped by our own experiences and not by the experiences of others.
As we live more in the peaceful inner world we create for ourselves through meditation and less in the frantic, divided us-and-them world we are more easily able to relax and accept that others see the world differently to us: and that doesn’t make them – or us – wrong. Of course, it also doesn’t make them – or us – right either!
If we are able to relinquish our need to be right, and able to see the world as others see it, we are able to alter our perspective, our picture, of our own world and/or environment. This gives us more options to deal with issues that present in our lives, more ability learn from the lessons life throws at us, more opportunity to grow and develop.
By using meditation as a tool to help us release negativity, we allow ourselves the opportunity to grow emotional intelligence and resilience, to see the world as both a six and a nine. And what a positive outlook that can be.