2016, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part B
Meditation: A way of complete living
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Kuntal Thakur
Only a healthy bud can blossom and in the same way, only a healthy being can succeed. In modern lifestyle, an individual has high exposure to anger, hate, fear and other negative emotion. Meditation helps an individual overcome these emotions to facilitate a calm, peaceful mind and healthy and stress-free body. Meditation is any form of a family of practices in which practitioners train their mind or self-induce a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit. The earlier clear references to the meditation in Hindu literatures are in the middle Upanishads and the Mahabharata, which includes the Bhagavat Gita. According to Gavin Flood, Brhadaranyaka Upanisad refers to meditation when it states that “having becoming calm and concentrated, one perceives self (atman) to oneself”. Meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from stress, worries and mental discomfort as well as our body will be healthy. Purpose: The purpose of the present literature is to find out whether meditation makes our mind calm and peaceful and whether it helps to inculcate holistic living. Conclusion: The researchers concluded that the practice of meditation brings coolness to the brain; it is like servicing the whole body and mind complex. Meditation develops happiness, contentment and calmness. It reduces anger, irritation, hate, anxiety, tension and fear. Meditation maintains lower blood pressure, lower the levels the blood lactate, improves immune system, increases body vitality, controls insomnia and increases overall health of the body.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Kuntal Thakur. Meditation: A way of complete living. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2016; 1(1): 78-81.