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.
One minute of anger can weaken our immune system for 4 to 5 hours. Weaken it enough, and disease gets in.
One minute of laughter can boost the immune system for 24 hours. Keep it strong, and we shut out dis-ease.
Meditation keeps the mind strong. Laughter keeps the immune system strong. Anger destroys everything and serves no useful purpose. Yet we are much more willing to indulge thoughts and feelings of anger than to focus on laughter, warmth, humour.
When we meditate, we release anger, stress, anxiety. We move into ourselves, become focused and grounded. Going within, we have no need for negativity. From within, we can create a warmer, kinder, stress free, relaxed environment for ourselves. With meditation, we gain the resources we need to be stronger, healthier, focused.
We can choose what we want to be: positive or negative, angry or happy. Just for today, let’s choose happiness and humour.
The immune system is a framework of a network of cells, tissues and organs that function together and provide protection to the body. Part of the cells that the immune system is made up of are white blood cells and leukocytes. They function in two elemental types and integrate to locate and destroy any organisms or substances that might cause disease. This assemblage of structures and processes that operate within the body is very important.
A healthy immune system is fundamental to the health of anyone. When you have a low immune system or suffer from immune system disorders, you will be susceptible to disease and infections. To have good health, you need an immune system that is strong and balanced. The immune system faces challenges on a daily basis due to the toxic nature of our environment. Antigens are noxious substances that can cause our bodies to get sick or infected. Any time the immune system identifies an antigen, it reacts by generating proteins referred to as antibodies that eradicate the antigens. Bacteria, toxins and viruses are all antigens. Cancer cells are also antigens. Generally, the immune system's function is to protect the body from any foreign substance that can cause harm.
Some of the ways of boosting the immune system include living a healthy lifestyle and avoiding anything that might increase your blood pressure. It is also advisable to exercise on a regular basis and to ensure that your weight is controlled. Too much alcohol as well as smoking can contribute to a weakened immune system. You should also get sufficient sleep and eat a diet that contains lots of fruits, vegetables and foods that contain low saturated fat. You also must ensure that you take necessary measures to avoid infection.
Your immune system generally responds to thoughts regardless of whether they are positive or negative. You can create a positive mental attitude through meditation to help to boost your immune system. Meditation also helps to balances the body’s system and helps to alleviate any condition that is brought about due to stress. Stress is a major factor that can cause the immune system to become weak. The relaxation response that is achieved through meditation will help in improving many conditions and this is good for the immune system. Antibodies are very effective in neutralising foreign components such as viruses and bacteria in the body. Because meditation boosts antibodies, it contributes to a healthy immune system.
Meditation is very effective for stress reduction, relaxation and anxiety reduction. Reducing stress and anxiety in the body and relaxing more will help the immune system to be strong and keep infections and illness at bay. The benefits of meditation for the immune system are therefore limitless.