Tribune News Service
Meditation is a form of stress relief that has been practiced by the Hindus and Buddhists for around 5,000 years.
So, in today’s chaotic world, there will be days when you are feeling stressed out and have a hard time letting go of it. Having all that stress can often lead to health problems such as high blood pressure, anxiety and panic attacks, to name a few. Meditation has been known to help reduce the symptoms of these health issues as well as boost the immune system. It is also a treatment used for addicts. Patients with fibromyalgia and psoriasis have found relief through meditation. It has even been known to help improve learning abilities and memory.
The 1960s was an age of open-mindedness, and meditation started gaining popularity in both the United States and Europe. The two main forms of meditation are Concentrative and Mindfulness.
Concentrative Meditation focuses mainly on a certain thing, like a noise, an image or breathing.
Mindfulness Meditation increases awareness of feelings and sound around oneself, but at a distance. A person can gain every aspect of the environment without consciously thinking about it.
Meditation can help one self-understand one’s mind. It may help change negative to positive, and disturbed to peaceful. So don’t let the chaos of the world get in the way; find a moment in the day to practice meditation. Relieve all the stress and issues in your life, and improve your mind.