Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body. But many meditation techniques exist — so how do you learn how to meditate?
“In Buddhist tradition, the word ‘meditation’ is equivalent to a word like ‘sports’ in the U.S. and different meditation practices require different mental skills.
It’s extremely difficult for a beginner to sit for hours and think of nothing or have an “empty mind.” In general, the easiest way to begin meditating is by focusing on the breath — an example of one of the most common approaches to meditation: concentration.
If relaxation is not the goal of meditation, it is often a result. In the 1970s, Herbert Benson, MD, a researcher at Harvard University Medical School, coined the term “relaxation response" after conducting research on people who practiced transcendental meditation. The relaxation response, in Benson’s words, is “an opposite, involuntary response that causes a reduction in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system.”
Since then, studies on the relaxation response have documented the following short-term benefits to the nervous system:
Concentration meditation involves focusing on a single point. This could entail following the breath, repeating a single word or mantra, staring at a candle flame, listening to a repetitive gong, or counting beads on a mala. Since focusing the mind is challenging, a beginner might meditate for only a few minutes and then work up to longer durations.
In this form of meditation, you simply refocus your awareness on the chosen object of attention each time you notice your mind wandering. Rather than pursuing random thoughts, you simply let them go. Through this process, your ability to concentrate improves.
Select the Problem/Disease for the appointment
Select the Doctor
Now Select the doctor for your appointment
Fill out The Form
Fill out the required details so we can contact you
Appointment Details will be shared with you
We love that our patients feel inspired to write about the care they received here at Arogyadham Treatment Centre! Here are some of the wonderful comments we have received.
The therapists were above and beyond my expectations. I will walk out of here with a much better understanding of myself and tools to use in the future to prevent relapsing.
Ayurvedic Treatment Centre has made me feel positive about my life, problems that were impacting my social life aren’t any more! I recommend everyone, who all are interested in Ayurvedic treatments.
Get the latest articles & blog from our experts about Ayurvedic Treatments
Please use the below-given Helpline Numbers for any Ayurvedic & Herbal Treatment Related Enquiry or to fix an appointment with our ayurvedic sexologist doctor (Dr. Rakesh Agarwal) in Dehradun, Saharanpur, Meerut, Rishikesh, Haridwar, and Muzaffarnagar.
Arya Samaj Road, Opp. DAV Degree College, Near Meenakshi Chowk, Muzaffarnagar (U.P.) PIN – 251001
Shastri Nagar, Near Hurla Stores, Haridwar Road, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) PIN – 248001
Tapovan, Badrinath Road, Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
PIN – 249192