In the time when the whole world is dealing with the pandemic of COVID-19, it is only natural to feel concerned considering the ongoing uncertainty. Our country is in lockdown and most of us have been spending our times at home since the lockdown began. Though relaxations have been made but as a safety precaution, staying at home still remains the best measure for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
But a large number of people have been facing anxieties and stress after being home-bound in lockdown. The number of people consulting psychologists for their mental health has increased drastically. So what is it that you can do to prevent stress and anxiety from curbing your mental peace? The mental health professionals, Ministry of Ayush and renowned psychologists, all recommend incorporating ‘Meditation’ in the daily routine to take care of one’s mental health.
Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, the Spiritual Master of Dera Sacha Sauda, has taught the method of meditation to more than 65 million people. Under Guruji’s guidance, these people have practiced meditation and reaped the infinite benefits that come with it.
So if you have never meditated before, now is the time to start. The benefits of meditation span across physical, mental and spiritual dimensions, and once you get used to it, you will never look back. So let’s see how to start meditating and what its benefits are.
Steps to Start Meditation
To meditate, sit in a relaxed position either in sukhasana or on the chair, calm yourself down, close your eyes and focus on point between your eyes and above your nose. Now repeat the Gurumantra continuously, if you haven’t learnt the gurumantra, chant the slogan ‘Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera Hi Asra’ continuously.
You can start from sitting for 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening. Increase this time gradually and practice for 30 min to 1 hour in the morning and evening.
Pranayam with Meditation
Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan has taught meditation with pranayam, which gives a boost of immunity along with great brain health. To do so,
- Sit relaxed in sukhasana or on chair.
- Inhale deeply using the diaphragm muscles, such that the lungs are completely filled with air. As you do so, repeat the meditation words within.
- Hold the breath within for as long as you can and keep meditating.
- Exhale the breath slowly at first and then push it out completely using the diaphragm muscles; meditate as you do so.
- Once completely exhaled, hold there for as long as you can and keep meditating.
This is one complete breath of pranayam with meditation. Watch this video to learn more:
Now let’s talk about the various benefits of meditation.
Mental Health Benefits
Relief from stress, anxiety and depression
Meditation, especially when done with pranayam, increases the circulation of oxygen to the brain, refreshes the mind, boosts the production of happy hormones and provides relief from stress and anxiety. People who struggle with depression benefit significantly by practicing meditation on routine basis. So if you are struggling with anxieties, make meditation a part of your daily routine.
Enhanced brain functioning
When practiced regularly, meditation significantly increases memory power and improves decision making abilities. As taught by Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, meditation gradually increase the brain functioning to such an extent that one starts to use almost 1.5 times to two times the brain power, when compared to others. Enhanced brain functioning leads to faster solutions to problems and better performance in studies and work; this reduces the stress of a person and enhances the sense of happiness.
Increase in will power & self-confidence
Meditation increases the will power and self confidence by leaps and bounds. Patients, who learnt meditation from Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan and practiced it, were able to beat the cancer of 3rd stage with increased will power; such is the power of meditation.
It is said that confidence is the key to success, and a person with increased confidence can turn the tide and win a losing battle. So meditate and work hard towards your goals to achieve success.
Increased positivity, freedom from negative thoughts
Negative thoughts are the reason behind depression amongst young children. Many people tend to think that they won’t achieve success, even before taking the first step towards their goal. Meditation rewires the brain and promotes the positive thoughts. And as the thinking turns positive, so do the actions and one starts achieving success over the period of time, so meditate regularly.
Physical Benefits of Meditation
Meditation, when done with pranayama, increases the oxygen flow and blood flow to the brain and various other parts of the body. It significantly enhances the lungs capacity and functioning. It has been proven to drastically increase the immunity of a person, when practiced regularly. The people who learnt this method of meditation from Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan displayed increased immunity against diseases and better stamina too.
Relief from high blood pressure
Those who suffer from High Blood pressure benefit drastically from meditation as it regulates the blood pressure. Practice meditation daily, preferably on empty stomach for half an hour in the morning and evening.
Promotes weight loss and increases energy levels
Meditation with pranayama has a surprising benefit of weight loss. Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan encourages practicing it regularly on empty stomach. This form of meditation should not be done after having meals. Many people have benefited from it, lost weight and experienced increased levels of energy, so meditate daily to feel the difference.
Inner awareness and highly improved focus
With meditation, the brain gets rewired in such a way that the focus increases drastically. One also becomes extremely aware of one’s thoughts and actions and learns to control the thoughts. In the words of Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, one who has control over his thoughts is the happiest being on this earth. Ultimately, increased awareness and focus enables a person to lead a peaceful and happy life.
Understanding of spirituality
As a person meditates on a regular basis, his conscience becomes clearer and he starts to understand the path of spirituality better. One becomes more intuitive, more connected to his soul and develops into becoming a grounded and peaceful person.
One becomes free of any kind of stress
When all the above changes happen in the life of a person, he experiences the extreme inner peace and eventually becomes free from any kind of stress.
To reap these immense benefits of meditation, one must meditate on daily basis. Meditation will change the life for good and one will eventually realize the true happiness of life.