Meditation

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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness practice becomes increasingly popular these days. It is the ability to be completely present, here and now at the moment; fully disengaged with other than what we are doing now. Mindfulness meditation implements this understanding, encouraging practitioners to remain aware and present in the moment rather than thinking about the past or imagining the future. The goal is to not empty the mind or stop thinking, but rather to pay close attention to your physical sensations, thoughts and emotions in order to see them more clearly with no judgment.

This meditation can be done almost everywhere; while waiting in line, while riding the bus, etc. In general, mindfulness is a common theme in many forms of meditation. Research has also found that mindfulness meditation can help reduce fixation on negative emotions, emotional reaction, improve relationship, improve focus and memory, and many more. A simple exercise yet can yield powerful results, mindfulness meditation can help us better understand what causes us stress, and what we can do to relieve it.

Zen Meditation

Zen meditation is similar to what the Buddhist practice. Similar to mindfulness meditation, this meditation however requires more discipline and practice. Usually in the beginning a teacher will help guide the practitioner as it involves a certain posture and steps. The goal is to focus on breathing and thoughts without judgment. Many people that practice this meditation seek both relaxation and spiritual journey.

Body Scan or Progressive Relaxation

Body scan or progressive relaxation meditation is a form of meditation that requires the person to focus on a specific body parts where they feel tension. Usually, the person practicing this form will start from their feet and work through other areas.

This meditation involves the practitioners to tense and relax the muscle on the area where they notice the tension. Body scan meditation usually helps promote a feeling of calmness and relaxation. Due to its nature, it may help with pain and help a person get a quality sleep.

Breath Awareness Meditation

A type of mindful meditation that focuses only on breathing. Encouraging mindful breathing, the goal is to only focus on breathing and ignoring other thoughts. This form of meditation may offer the same benefits as mindfulness meditation.

Metta Meditation (Loving-kindness meditation)

Loving-kindness meditation or Metta meditation is a form of meditation that promotes love, compassion and kindness attitude toward everything including oneself, even to those who have impacted the individual negatively (person, situation; source of stress, etc.).

In this meditation practice, the key is to repeat the message of love and to open their minds to receive love and kindness and to send the same message to the world or to specific people. Metta meditation can increase positive emotions and help those who are feeling anger, frustration or resentment, as well as reduce depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Benefit of Meditations

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Benefits of Meditation

Many researches have proved the benefits of meditation for those who practice it regularly.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Reduce stress
  • Reduce and control anxiety
  • Increase focus and concentration
  • Promote emotional Health
  • Generate kindness and encourage positivity
  • Enhance self-awareness
  • Improves sleep
  • Relaxation of mind and body
  • Improves immune system
  • Reduce and help control physical and emotional pain
  • Lower high blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health
  • May help fight addictions

Meditation at Work

Meditation not only benefited an individual, but can also positively affect the workplace. Many global companies have adopted meditation and mindfulness practice as it can improve productivity and relationships in the workplace. This can be an important tool to help maintain the team’s spirit in an environment full of uncertainty, risk and high demand of excellence outcome.

The benefits of meditation in the workplace:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase productivity
  • Enhance focus, concentration and intuition
  • Improve memory and attention span
  • Improve and maintain positive mood
  • Heightened creativity
  • Improve personal and professional relationships
  • Less absenteeism
  • Enhance emotional intelligence
  • Better decision making – benefit both the business and the team