Role of meditation in tackling Negativity

Meditation has been hailed for its ability to induce calmness, promote relaxation and to improve the overall well-being. There are various meditative techniques according to the expected outcomes such as those, which are aimed at improving mindfulness, concentration, and automatic self-transcendence. Neuroscientists have detected improvements in cognition and emotional well-being associated with meditation and yoga.

Meditation can be an important aid in understanding one’s own mind. With meditation and yoga, one would have strength and ability to transform one’s negative attitude to positive, a disturbed mind to a peaceful one and a state of unhappiness to that of happiness. Eliminating negative attitudes and cultivating constructive thoughts is the key purpose of the meditation. It is also a perfect getaway from an otherwise hectic life schedule.

The different techniques of meditation and their effects on the human body and psyche were first explained in the ancient Vedic texts of India. They have elaborate descriptions on contemplation, concentration, use of various sounds in nature (such as that of ocean, wind and birds), guided meditation, physical exercises (such as yoga and tai chi), breathing exercises and mantras. These techniques work at different levels such as the senses, mind, intellect and emotions.

During the process of meditation, the accumulated stress is relieved, energy is increased and health is positively enhanced. There have been quite a lot of studies which investigates on the effect of meditation on different conditions and there are evidences that it can reduce blood pressure and relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and flare -ups in people who have had ulcerative colitis. It is also helpful in effectively dealing with anxiety and depression and helps people with insomnia.