— Dr. Priya Kaul, Spiritual Life Coach & Healer
Mental health has been a hot topic since the coronavirus pandemic as the depression and suicide cases have risen. People need motivation, encouragement, mental and emotional support each day and especially in the challenging situation like the world are going through now. There has been awareness among people but still they are not aware of the exact mental health and mental illness conditions, some are trying to learn and on the other hand some are not ready to accept it as they feel embarrassed while talking about their mental health.
As the cases have risen on mental illness people have started trying different therapies and medications to stay mentally positive and to keep themselves away from mental illness. There is one therapy which is totally beneficial to each and everyone and is more helpful than any other way, which we know as ‘Meditation’.
Meditation, particularly mindful meditation, teaches those who practice it to focus on the present moment, breath by breath. Meditation is the act of reasoning profoundly or centring one’s psyche for a while. While there are numerous types of contemplation, a definitive objective is an inclination of unwinding and inward harmony, which can improve psychological well-being. Some studies have shown that meditation can remove stress and reduce the anger level also.
Meditation is the constant cycle of preparing your psyche to centre and divert your musings. The fame of meditation is expanding as more individuals find its numerous medical advantages. You can utilize it to build attention to yourself and your environmental factors. Numerous individuals consider it an approach to decrease pressure and create fixation.
Individuals likewise utilize the training to create other advantageous propensities and sentiments, like a positive state of mind and viewpoint, self-restraint, sound rest designs, and even expanded torment resilience not just this but meditation also helps in improving the concentration level in a short period of time. A study shows that if you practice meditation just for even 13 minutes a day for at least 8 weeks continuously it will give various benefits to your mind and mental health.
We know that meditation is helpful to have good mental health but only few people focus on the right way and the right type of meditation for the kind of mental illness they have. People should learn about the various techniques of various types of meditation such as Mindfulness meditation, spiritual meditation, movement meditation, mantra meditation and more.
If you practice meditation on a daily basis it will teach discipline and give you various mental benefits so that you can stay away from the mental illness and perform well in your personal and professional life. You do not need to live on any kind of medication to be happy but just meditation. Meditation can become your greatest friend who will lead you to a happy and peaceful life.