‘A calm mind releases the most precious capacity a human being can have: the capacity to turn anger into compassion, fear into fearlessness, and hatred into love.’ – Eknath Easwaran
Our human mind is an unpredictable sea of thoughts, emotions and sensations. Getting control of one’s feelings and thoughts are not as easy as it might seem. Yet, it isn’t something that unattainable as well. A mind at tranquillity will make you feel at home. It is a place where you can connect with yourself. Guided meditation can lead us down the path of peacefulness and joy-filled life.
Meditation has become one of the most common practices in western countries. Upon realizing the benefits of meditation, people of those countries have adopted it to their daily routine. Though meditation has carved a space in the world, many are still unaware of the healing benefits of meditation explained in Ayurveda. As per the references from Ayurveda, meditation is a holistic practice that ensures the experience of inner peace and relaxation. Both yoga and meditation are an integral part of Ayurveda.
Meditation is an art that runs alongside yoga, as both serve very similar purposes of calming and relaxing the mind and body. Anybody who undergoes Ayurvedic treatment like Panchakarma should stay clean and clear of negativity and abdicable thoughts. It is not just constrained to a particular treatment or therapy. Most Ayurvedic treatments demand patients remain calm and peaceful for better results. There is nothing more soothing than listening to calm music while meditating.
The practice of meditation emerged in the ancient Vedic era of India. Understanding the true essence of meditation requires knowing three aspects of the human body. Our human body constitutes the Physical Body, Inner Faculty and Deep Inner Self. While the Inner Faculty is the working consciousness that constantly changes, the Deep Inner Self is the stable consciousness. Meditation helps us connect our Deep Inner Self to the working consciousness and physical body. Ayurvedic treatments don’t just revolve around balancing the biological humours and healing the diseases, but they also enhance spiritual growth. That is the reason Meditation has a key role in Ayurvedic procedures.
Mindful Meditation is a very common practice these days. In this practice we pay attention to all the thoughts that passes our mind. 5 minute meditation a day can bring a lot of positive changes in our lifestyle. While practice of meditation totally depends on the comfort of each individual, it is often begun by sitting in a quite place with closed eyes, relaxing the whole body and mind, and concentrating on the breathing. Morning meditation works as a great start to the day.
Process of meditation is not the same for everyone. The way each Dosha think and feel are not the same, and hence this is often reflected in their meditative state. For people with Vata Dosha, thoughts keep running through their minds and they are easily distracted. Pitta Dosha often struggles to focus on their minds. People with Kabha Dosha are frequently connected to the earth and they are grounded. It is very easy for them to meditate, yet they can doze off in the middle. Therefore the patterns of meditation might differ in these 3 Doshas. Ayurvalley understands the need of each body type and promotes meditation accordingly for better physical, mental and spiritual health.
Practice 5 minutes of meditation everyday with pranayam (breathing exercise) and see the sense of calmness that it brings to your life!