Meditation - what is it?
Meditation is a safe and simple way to help you move towards balance and harmony and is often used as a path towards knowledge of the Self. It is a practice that is perhaps as old as mankind and can be used as an aid in dealing with stress and illnesses.
A state of meditation happens when your attention is focused upon the experience of the moment and is often reached by the use of techniques to calm the mind and body. There are several forms of meditation, most of which can be grouped into two basic approaches:
1. Focused or concentrative meditation
Whilst the first brings a narrowing of the attention upon a particular subject such as an image, a mantra or other symbols, the second tends to be more like observing the flow of experiences and sensations without interfering with them. Some practices are a mix of those two approaches. Focused meditation can be likened to looking through a microscope, it helps us go deeper into the experience, whilst a state of mindfulness can be more like gazing through a window, noticing everything that passes and our own experiences in relation to what is being observed. Both approaches can be combined with great effects.
With the practice of meditation, you can learn how to relax and how to direct your attention for the purpose of exploring your Self and learning about your own emotional and mental responses. It is a useful tool in the quest for understanding, self knowledge and spiritual development. Meditation should only be taught by an experienced and knowledgeable teacher who will be able to guide you in your inner journey, thus helping you to understand better what you may encounter and how to work with it.
When in meditation, the mind is in a state of restful alertness whilst the body becomes more relaxed, thus allowing for a natural healing and harmonising to take place. The benefits of meditation can be found on three levels: physical, psychological and spiritual.
Physical benefits: It has been shown that the regular use of meditation can strengthen the immune system, making it better able to resist infections. Physiological problems that are stress related, or influenced by stress, can also be helped as the meditator learns to cope better and to respond more positively to the stressful situation
Psychological benefits: Meditation can help most people feel more relaxed and better able to cope with life's events. It can promote a more aware attitude, leading to a recognition of the choices one has in life. This can help the meditator to realise that life is not something that just happens to us, but something that is to be embraced and where the person has power.
Spiritual benefits: To tell someone what to believe is to take away their freedom. Meditation is a personal journey towards understanding and knowledge of Self and of the Source. It is an exploration that has the potential to reveal the secrets of life. Meditation will help you find your own answers... and many more questions.
Conscious Living through inner peace provides you with an approach to health and well being that is tailor made for you. As co creators of our 'reality' we have choices to explore and implement for a long, healthy, peaceful and fulfilling life.
Neelam Taneja and his network of colleagues provide their expertise to customise a range of programs and services in the field of meditation, yoga, mind body spirit, food as medicine, art and culture. These are offered one to one and to groups, professionals, medical specialists and companies . The programs are carefully customised after a comprehensive discussion. Also we offer several public workshops on a regular basis which any one can attend.
Our emphasis every time is in guiding you to be better informed in your journey in making choices from a higher state of consciousness for an enhanced quality of life. The essence of our approach is to help you connect with your inner peace by teaching you a simple but effective meditation. The technique we teach you is based on the Vedic mantra wisdom tradition revived by Dr. Deepak Chopra MD. From there we offer specific tailor made programs for revitalising health and quality of life.
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