How Meditation Brings Increased State of Mind and Better Action
Are you having troubles concentrating on you studies/work. Sometimes we struggle to remember day to day assignment details and the answer is usually quite simple. We don’t have to spend on expensive workout regimes just work hard and get into the habit of meditation.
What is Meditation?
You must have come across the myriad concepts of meditation. Meditation is something you envisage as a spiritual practice which makes one focused, peaceful and happy. It alleviates stress and makes one blissful. Doesn’t it sound like a magic wand? It is indeed a magic wand.
You are even aware of the fact that stress is a killer, a speed breaker and a ladder that takes you low on the scale of productivity. It slurs your action, even makes you procrastinate, and eventually affects your state of mind from time to time. If stress is continuous, the state of mind can become continuously ruptured, fragmented, and unsteady.
Anger and anxiety may lead to dullness and depression. And what is life in state of constant gloom? Truly a struggle. Meditation comes to your rescue when the going gets tough. It curbs stress, improves state of mind and enhance action.
Statistics, Findings, and Indications
Are there studies and statistics to indicate the efficiency of meditation? The answers is: this awesome age-established practice makes people calmer and better handlers of stress.
There are studies which indicate that the crime rate among people drop significantly after they are introduced and accustomed to the practice of meditation. According to 1500 separate researches since 1930 there are positive effects on health, state of mind, hormonal issues in women, and sleep tendencies.
What Meditators are like?
You will need to consider some wow experiences of regular meditators. It is obvious as you can see when you come across a meditator that they are less anxious and stressed.
They are seen to be more independent and successful at work and in relationships, and exude self-confidence. 75% of the people who had trouble in sleeping could, after practicing meditation, fall asleep in some 20 minutes after going to bed.
Women’s state of mind is negative in their PMS. Such women, after meditation, indicated improvements in symptoms. Meditators have 50 percent lesser heart conditions, blood pressure problems, chronic pain and digestion. It most prominently reduces anxiety and depression, nearly by 75 percent.
How are your State Of Mind, Action, and Meditation connected?
Your state of mind matters, as it is converted into your action. This action in turn creates your state of mind. Thus it is a cycle. For example, while you are driving to work if someone cuts you off, your immediate reaction would probably be anger. You would want to flip the driver off which you would not do obviously.
Instead, you would end up mulling over the incident and affect the rest of your day? This can have negative consequences on your mood, state of mind, actions, and eventually your health. Such incidences would constitute to create mental impressions and future stressors for you.
Meditation makes you aware of the pattern. Then you respond differently, release negative thoughts and ultimately see things in a balanced and detached way. So next time someone cuts you off post meditation practice, you focus on your further journey- safe and happy, by letting go.
How Meditation Affects the Brain Anatomy and Actions
In experiments related to meditation, subjects showed decreased stress which was linked to the decreased gray-matter density in the area of the brain called amygdala.
This part is responsible for your high anxiety and stress. There were even some improvements in the self-awareness associated structure of the brain called the insula in people who had meditated for long periods of time.
Self-awareness too is a booster of the state of mind. It is truly amazing to have your physical brain organs affected in such a way. With better stress levels and such effect of meditation on your state of mind, you know how you act.
Mindful Meditation, State Of Mind and Action
The most common type of meditation practiced is mindfulness meditation. It lets you concentrate on the present moment through techniques like observing your breath, your physical sensations, perceiving sounds, and watching your thoughts and emotions. This is the time of measurable changes in the white and gray matter of your brain.
A good eight weeks of this mindfulness-based meditation, showed that participants had increased gray matter in the left-hippocampus, the left temporoparietal junction, the cerebellum, and the posterior cingulate cortex.
This makes the regulation of your emotions, your feelings of compassion, your tendency of coordination and learning, and your capacity of the memory better. This also reduces post-traumatic stress in your life, lessens your anxiety, helps you fight depression, and assist in your sleep disorders. So. as a meditator, you have an enhanced brain anatomy.
A Healthy Mind Is That Which Stays In the Present
The fact that leads to stress is that the mind never stays in the present. Have you noticed how it oscillates between the past and the future? Either remembering unpleasant incidents or reaching out to future worries. Meditation aids in bringing the mind to the present.
A happy, joyous, enthusiastic, efficient and effective state of mind can be experienced only in the present. Meditation balances different states of the complex human mind. You can, with awareness, switch from the mulling self to the active and strong self.
Letting go helps living in the moment-the precious lively moment. Meditation awakens a fifth state of consciousness, the cosmic consciousness. A realization that the whole cosmos is a part of oneself and vice versa dawns over you. It is liberating and balancing for the state of mind.
Mr. Center gets detached
Your center of attention which is processing information constantly gets stuck in recurring loops of thoughts coming from experiences and impressions. The state of mind is negative thinking about your life, past mistakes, your impression on people, and your bodies.
This leaves you anxious, fearful and stiffened with a sensation in your body like tingling or pain. Meditation breaks down these sensations and your state of mind is detached form the Mr. Center.
You don’t see fear as a signal of something being wrong with you, rather you see it as an activity of the brain. In this way, you get the power of detachment. Thus you act efficiently and control your mind better.
Outcomes of Meditation
Meditation is pure magic for many. Take a jump, lift yourself up and delve into a magical state of bliss, peace and energy. See how bright and colorful life is by just giving 20 to 30 minutes of your day every day. An evident result of meditation is decrease in the production of the stress hormone Cortisol.
Less cortisol generation enables people to deal better with stressful conditions. You will see after practicing it how it increases focus, memory, recall, cognitive and creative thinking, decision making and reasoning.
It helps you fight against distractions and reduces ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Along with this superb state of mind you get a healthier body and a stronger immune system.