What exactly is meditation? It seems that so many people nowadays are practicing meditation. Meditation is said to be of Vedic origin. By definition, meditation is often used to describe the individual’s state of intense attention on an object of awareness like breath, sound or a mantra. You start to quiet down the thinking mind and turn your attention inward.
While many people think that meditation is a simple practice, you might notice – when you start practicing – that your mind is always racing from here to there. You can’t concentrate. When this happens, first – just start watching your breath. This is the very first step to meditation. Do your inhalation and exhalation by breathing deeply. If you always do this and just keep on practicing, you can become good at meditation.
As a reminder, if you catch yourself thinking about other things – focus again on your breathing. After all, meditation is all about concentrating and if you realize that you’re not on the right track, you can always return to that state of mind gently. Don’t get discouraged easily and just keep on practicing.
Regular meditation can help you achieve peace of mind and immune balance. With all your problems at work, in your family, your health and the world, why not at least experience a few minutes of peace. To learn more about this topic, please check out my book If The Buddha Had an Autoimmune Disease: The Shocking Truth About The Self and The End of Suffering and my meditation classes.