The Mini Guide to Meditation
Here at Healthversed, we prescribe to the belief that health and wellness are about much more than leafy greens and six-pack abs. Sure, meditation has a staggering amount of physiological benefits, but we think it’s fair to say that when you cross your legs and hum, “ooohhhmmm” on the floor of your dimly lit living room, it’s inner peace you’re after and not, say, a stronger core.
Meditation has always been a peculiarity in the western world. But, every day, more and more westerners are taking the mindful plunge (and enjoying the incredible benefits) of this ancient practice. Today, Healthversed will break down the historical context, benefits, and stylistic differences between a variety of meditation styles. We’ll also provide you with a few easy to follow strategies that can help you seamlessly integrate a meditation practice into your everyday life.
So, let’s get to it! Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you Healthversed’s mini guide to meditation. Don’t forget to breathe.
What is Meditation?
Humans have been practicing meditation variations for centuries. In short, meditation is a practice meant to train the mind or induce a mode of consciousness. As if meditation as a concept isn’t complex enough, there are also a wide variety of meditation methodologies that span the globe.
Meditation is about single-pointed concentration. By focusing on a breath, a mantra, or a guided visualization, the practitioner can strengthen their compassion, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. It’s a practice that some say dates back as early as 2600 BC.
Though the preferred method and exact origin are often subject to debate, the mental and physiological benefits of meditation are not. Meditation is incredibly health for your mind and body.