“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

~ Berthold Auerbach

Meditation is a word that has come to be used insecurely and imprecisely in the modern world. That is why there is so much confusion about how to practice it. Some people use the word meditates when they mean thoughts or contemplating; others use it to refer to daydreaming or fantasizing. However, meditation (dhyana) is not any of these.

 

Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. It is the means for fathoming all the levels of ourselves and finally experiencing the center of consciousness within. Meditation is not a part of any religion; it is a science, which means that the process of meditation follows a particular order, has definite principles, and produces results that can be verified.

In meditation, the mind is clear, calm, and secretly focused. When you meditate, you are fully stirring and watchful, but your mind is not focused on the outside world or on the events taking place around you. Meditation requires an inner state that is still and one-pointed so that the mind becomes soundless. When the mind is silent and no longer distracts you, meditation deepens.

9 incredible health benefits of Surya Namaskar

Perform the sun salutation in the morning, to revitalise your body and refresh your mind.

Surya namaskar or sun salutation is a gesture of showing gratitude to the sun. It is a set of 12 yoga asanas which bring your body, breath and mind together. When performed in the morning, it revitalises your body and refreshes your mind, leaves you feeling energetic throughout the course of the day. The postures can help you unwind when you perform them in the evening.

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