“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. Now put out water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put it in a teapot, it becomes a teapot.  Water can flow or it can crash by water”  This is a very famous quote given by “ Bruce Lee”. He just wants to convey the message that meditation will give peace to your mind. It is not that rigid. It is just like water. It’s in your hand how to control it.

Meditation is not spacing out or running away from the world.  In fact, It is being honest with ourselves. It is a continuous process of training your mind to maintain focus. It just simply reduces your mental stress and develop concentration.

There are tonnes of advantages of meditation. As it reduces stress, controls anxiety promotes emotional health, enhances self-awareness, lengthens attention span, may reduce age-related memory loss, can generate kindness, help to fight addictions, improve sleep, helps to control pain, can help to control Blood Pressure and one of the major advantages from meditation is INNER PEACE.

Meditation helps you to become aware of your present state of mind. In a state of mental and emotional calm, one will surely learn to observe and acknowledge things as they are, where actually they are standing.

You can use the following practice any time to start or end your day, or when you feel stressed or distracted, or when you want to keep your mind calm and focus on your work. So let’s begin:

1) Sit in a relaxing position-. Close your eyes. Sit in a comfortable seated position. Observe your body, your feet especially. Also, notice your posture and breathe normally.

2) Observe your breath- Observe your breath, Notice the air coming in and out of your body. Gently direct your full attention to the experience of breathing. Notice the air coming in your body and the air coming out. Pay attention to every single moment of your body.

3) Notice your mind-. The mind may wander away many times and observe your mind has wandered from your breath, now bring your attention back to your breathing. Experience of in-breaths and the out-breaths, the full cycle of breath. This is the process of continuous and focused attention on the breath.

4) Stay with the breath. At last take three slightly deeper breaths at your own pace. And then open your eyes.

You will enjoy learning the exercise and will surely see the result of how calm your mind will get.

So if you work hard, if you work regularly, and if home environments do not allow for consistent, quite alone time then meditation can improve your chances of success by providing supportive feelings.

Alternatively, one can consider setting alarm a few minutes early to have advantages of quite time in the morning. This may help to start the day positively.

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