AYURVEDA and Meditation
AYURVEDA recognizes Meditation as one of the most powerful tools to help us restore balance in our mind & body. In this return to silence, we experience a deep sense of peace and relaxation. This reduces the stress that so often triggers the imbalance in our lives that leads to health problems.
MEDITATION is a practice where by constant observation of the mind, it brings awareness, harmony and natural order into our Life. It helps us dig deep into our inner self to discover the wisdom and tranquility that lie within. For thousands of years, people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s busy activity and emotional turbulence into profound peace and expanded awareness.
Scientific research reveals, when we meditate, our breathing slows, blood pressure decreases, and stress hormone levels fall.
There are many types of Meditation, and whichever you choose, Ayurveda recommends that you practice 20 to 30 minutes in the morning and another 20 to 30 minutes in the evening. Time spent in silence or with nature helps keep the Doshas in balance and can greatly improve your health and outlook on life. Ayurvedic researchers have found that meditation increases longevity and quality of life and can actually reverse the aging process.
Meditation works for everyone who is willing to devote some time to the practice. For a beginner, a successful meditation is simply one that leaves you feeling tranquil and rested. The most important thing is the consistency of practice. It is better to meditate a little every day than to do a lot of meditation on an irregular basis.