Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Regain Your Life and Health With Chakra Meditation

By Anne-Marie Laureaut

Meditation has been around for around two thousand years, it's been a way of life for mankind. In fact every religion that is practiced by men uses some sort of meditation as a way of achieving a higher form of spiritual consciousness.

From its initial use by religious priests, the practice of meditation has also been gradually employed by ordinary people as they too discovered its various benefits.

For those who are new to meditation, it is simply the practice of concentrated and intense focus on sounds, objects, ideas, breathing rhythm, action or movement to be able to intensify perception, cut down stress, enhance relaxation, personal and spiritual growth.

Although meditation techniques have originally been practiced along religious traditions and beliefs in order to build up spiritual knowledge and awareness of ultimate reality, it can also be employed by anyone in order to relieve stress and pain.

In fact with more understanding of what meditation can do, Western medical practitioners have started to use this more because it's a better way for one to cope with health issues, it's also been believed to help alleviate some physical ailments. They have made it part of the regular practice of traditional medical treatment.

It is rather interesting when you see that medical clinics and hospitals across the nation have been offering meditation as a method for patients to improve their health. In fact meditation is now being used as a method of treatment for some diseases, and also as an additional therapeutic process for comprehensive treatment programs, and a way of improving people who have chronic health problems and their way of living.

Current health care application of meditation focuses on three particular approaches: transcendental meditation, relaxation response meditation and mindfulness meditation (also referred to as mindfulness-based stress reduction).

Meditation centers on the seven major chakras, which correspond to the body's major endocrine glands, the power and of course the environment of the universe.

If you would practice meditation for at least 30 minutes a day it will contribute to your balanced and harmonious interdependent functions of the major chakras with one another.

You will notice the energy flowing from the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and finally the crown chakras while meditating. Your whole body's biological, emotional, and spiritual aspects become more nourished and balance the body cleansing physical, emotional and spiritual toxins.

Since chakra meditation requires deep concentration the uninterrupted flow of energy into the body also gives a boost to the major chakras (and their corresponding endocrine counterparts).

For a clearer grasp of chakra meditation, think of it as a turbocharger for the body; a sort of catalytic converter that gathers outside energy and channels the same into useful fuel of the body's chakric system.

And since these energy centers (chakras) are part of our body's physical and metaphysical manifestations, their fine tuned performance affect our daily lives, directly or indirectly, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually.

As previously mentioned, there are various ways to practice chakra meditation; regardless of the methods employed the initial and basic steps are almost all the same; to achieve concentration and allowing the state of focus to spread throughout the whole body.

Although results are not achievable in a short time, you will gradually realize that chakra meditation will eventually give you a different and more positive outlook in terms of your thought processes and in your perception and understanding of events and behaviors. Meditation; excellent benefits have been acknowledged as responsible for people having better lives, both physically and emotionally.

The most notable effect of chakra meditation is that a person's ability to concentrate and awareness are greatly enhanced even only after a week. Imagine if you are performing chakra meditation for years!

Other benefits of chakra meditation is a heightened creativity, and resourcefulness is more enhanced since the perception of people is higher, and they notice more events that are happening around them. Plus with chakra meditation it is noticed that ones sleep is better and deeper. With deep sleep a person's overall health will be improved.

Daily chakra meditation will also decrease stress in your life, from work, family, and inter-personal relationships. This is because you are more able to control your emotions because you have more patience. Also with less stress in your life, health problems will not be so prevalent in your life.

Generally, overall health and well-being is greatly improved when meditation becomes a part of your daily routine. It helps to lower blood pressure which in turn can help prevent strokes and heart disease. It can also help reduce the effect of stress on people who suffer from chronic illnesses.

Although you may only practice meditation for half an hour daily, it will greatly contribute to making your day more relaxing and enjoyable and make you live a healthier, more productive life. - 14682

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