What is Meditation and why is it good for you?
The word “meditation” is derived from two Latin words : meditarin(to think, to dwell upon, to exercise the mind) and mederi (to heal). Its Sanskrit derivation ‘medha’ means wisdom.
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.
By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energized states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.
Repeated studies have shown meditation can rewire how our brain response to stress. In as little as three to four meditation training sessions, we can react less to emotionally charged issues in our daily life. Our memory and daily functions improve, and we are more resistant to illnesses, such as the flu.
All methods of meditation are used with one goal. To slow down and to calm our minds (Monkey Mind).
Meditation is used to help treat a wide range of physical and mental problems, including:
- Drugs, nicotine and alcohol use.
- Stress and Depression
- High Blood Pressure
Meditation also strengthens your ability to regulate your emotions.
- Your focus is stronger
- Enhances creativity
- Boosts your Mood
- More compassionate
- Your daily life, your work life is transformed to a new, focused, creative healthier you.
Yeru Health and Wellness offers weekly meditation practices for all ages and all stages of meditation whether you are an experienced meditator or just beginning to discover the benefits of meditation. Please see our schedule.