The Power of meditation: Just like how only a healthy bud can blossom, similarly, only when we are healthy can we blossom to our full potential. To attain a perfect state of health, one has to be mentally calm, steady, and emotionally stable. ‘Swasthya’ means health. It also means being in one’s self. Swasthya or health is not just confined to the body and the mind but is also connected with consciousness. The clearer one’s consciousness, the more one’s sense of well-being increases.
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Listed below are 6 ways how meditation has the power to heal: The Power of meditation
1. Meditation increases prana (life energy)
Prana (life energy) is the basis of health and well-being for both, the body and mind. You can gain prana through meditation. When your body is alive with more prana, you feel alert, energetic, and full of life. Lack of prana results in lethargy, dullness, and low enthusiasm levels.
2. Meditation heals illness
It is said the root of an illness is in the mind/consciousness. So, by attending to the mind, clearing it of any disturbances, the recovery speeds up. Illnesses can develop from:
- violation of natural law: for example, overeating
- imposed by nature: for example, common cold, or an epidemic
- release of past impressions or karma.
Nature itself provides a cure for these illnesses. Health and illness are part of physical nature. The practice of meditation helps to let go of stress, worries, and anxieties. This results in a positive state of mind, which in turn has a positive impact on the physical body, brain, and nervous system. Consequently, illness decreases.
One of the secret understandings of illness is that when you worry about illness, you give more power to it. You must remember that you are a combination of health and illness. When you know this and have a positive state of mind, then illnesses gradually disappear.
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3. Clears emotional problems
A time may come in the future when people will be fined for being depressed because they are creating emotional pollution! The words that you hear from people around you affect your state of mind. They either give you peace and joy or create negative emotions, such as jealousy, anger, frustration, or sadness. You are affected because the mind is not centered. Meditation is key to clearing away emotional issues.
4. Blossom from within
Meditation can bring about a spiritual transformation. As you learn more about life, the mystery of the whole creation unfolds. Then the questions that arise in the mind are – what is the meaning of life, what is its purpose, what is this world, what is love, what is knowledge?
Once these questions arise in you, know that you are fortunate. These questions need to be understood, you cannot find the answers in books. You have to live through them and witness the transformation. When you are transformed from within is the sign of perfect health.
5. Heal the world
Meditation purifies the environment. Meditation and Sudarshan Kriya have transformed aggression and violence to compassion, love, and care in a cross-section of people. When you enter a place where someone is angry, the energy of that place is not pleasing. Similarly, when there is a harmonious or a happy activity, then that place has a different vibe. This happens because feelings Feelings are not isolated in one’s body they are all around. It is in the whole environment because the mind is subtler than the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether).
If there is a fire somewhere, the heat is not just in the fire, it is also radiating throughout the place. Similarly, if you are unhappy or depressed, you are not the only one who is feeling it, you are also spreading it in your surrounding.
In the current global situation of conflicts and disease, it’s important to meditate for a short while every day. Through meditation, you can nullify the negative vibrations in the environment, thereby creating a more harmonious environment.
6. Heals chakras
Chakras are energy points in our subtle body, which are located in the physical counterparts of the body, such as veins, nerves, and arteries. There are seven chakras and each has its own vitality and effect on different aspects of emotional well-being.