Most of us live in a noisy world. From the moment we arise in the morning, our eyes are bombarded with constant clamoring. The television blares in the background, sirens wail, and our neighbor’s stereo blasts. We sit at work in a sea of cubicles among nonstop chatter and chaos.
I wonder if we do the same thing with our practice of meditation. We discover meditation, we explore it, try it out and practice faithfully for a while-and we see changes in our lives. We experience a deeper relationship with God, more understanding of His word. Our world is richer, our spirits brighter, our hearts more open.
The second group in buddhist meditation baltimore is known as mindfulness meditation. This is slightly different to concentrative meditation as you try to focus on your initial surroundings.
OPosition: The best position is lotus or the Buddha position. It helps strengthen your body frame, improves your posture and makes you a little uncomfortable so that you can’t fall back to sleep. Never lie down. It is associated with sleep. Alternative positions include sitting on a chair and relaxing all your muscle groups. This works best at office hours.
And there are profound effects beyond the physical. Those are great, don’t get me wrong. None of us want anxiety, illness, high blood pressure, stress related aches and pains, or digestive issues. But it’s the presence, the peace of mind, and the ability to not get so caught up all the time that keeps me hooked. The ability to let go and let be, I’d say, is the greatest reward.
Depending on why you are asking the question, “How does meditation work?” then you will get a different answer. Plus, the truth is, even though I have been meditating for over 25 years, often for long periods of time, there are people much more qualified than me to answer questions about meditation and stress relief, or meditation and blood pressure.
Using various stress relieving methods is one a wonderfully effective treatment of tinnitus. The secret here is that your mind is being helped to focus on other objects, making the effects of this problem almost nonexistent or in any case much less important.