Meditation as a tool for balance and health

By Pantwant Kaur

Photo: Camila Muradas

The meditative practices in the contemporary world help the human being to sustain the values ​​of the soul, bring balance and physical and mental health. They contribute to the reduction of stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality and help regulate your breathing. The Suni-ai will bring a series of useful meditations on videos to help the lay people who wishes to learn to meditate and for those who seek to learn new techniques and include in their daily practice.

Why meditate?

Success, happiness, and a flow of prosperity are the result of an improved mind. The mind exists to serve the soul. When it is connected with the soul, every thought that is stimulated from the intellect is noticed and experienced with clarity and reality. When the mind is full of emotional identifications, projections, intentions, and inconsistent attachments, thought is noticed differently than it really is. These masked thoughts become the basis of false judgments and fruitless commitments.

In the practice of Kundalini Yoga, there are varieties of meditations that can be used for specific purposes. Many of them are active and the practitioner uses the body to give new conditioning to the mind. They conciliate postures, mudras, breaths and mantras.

For how long?

Science says that the suggested time for practices must be respected because our brain has stages of processing. The evolution of the times allows the practitioner to achieve different results that may vary according to the purpose of each meditation. Respecting these times is a way of training the mind.

3 minutes: It affects electromagnetic field, circulation and stability of blood.

11 minutes: Meditation begins to change the nerves and glandular system.

22 minutes: It balances the positive, negative and neutral minds.

31 minutes: It allows glands, respiration, and concentration to affect all cells and body rhythm.

62 minutes: It changes the grey matter of the brain. The subconscious, the “shadow mind” and the outer projection are integrated.

Each meditator can adapt the time according to their availability, routine and physical conditioning.

Place and time

The environment must be a quiet and distant place of distraction. Preferably, a location that has a soft support for the seat. If the person cannot sit on the floor, he can use a chair as long as the spine is straight.

Any time is great for practice. However, yogis say that in the early hours of the day, before sunrise, it is the best time. At this time, everything is quiet, and instead of dreaming, one can consciously process the mind. The time between 4 pm and 7 pm is favourable and before bed is a good time to cleanse, stabilize the mind and prepare for sleep.

Source of information: Kundalini Yoga teacher’s book – The Aquarian Teacher – Kundalini Research Institute

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