Meditation is a state of awareness
that is achieved when the mind is quietened. Meditation is a way of
getting in touch with the eternal side of your being.
There are a variety of different techniques, but, at the outset in
meditation thoughts are slowed down, and eventually, they stop
completely. The height of meditation is a state called samadhi.
The benefits of meditation are many and various. It:
Chakra, yantra, and mantra are all meditation methods. Some
techniques involve focusing on energy centers in the body, concentrating
on a picture or an image, chanting, or breathing exercises.
Try each method and see which one feels best to you. Persevere:
meditation takes practice, so don't expect too much too soon. If you
find your mind wandering while meditating, do not get frustrated. Just
bring your mind back to the technique. Trust yourself and believe.
Whichever method you use, you will find that each meditation session
brings a little more clarity and power into your life. The benefits of
meditation will come to you straightaway with your first meditation
Veda which means the knowledge of
So to know about life is Ayurveda. It is a complex system of healing
that originated in India thousands of years ago. There are references to
Ayurveda in the ancient books of wisdom known as the Vedas.
It provides guidance in terms of food and lifestyle for getting and
But Ayurveda is much more than just a medical system: it is a Science
of Life. Human beings are all part and parcel of Nature. Animals and
plants live in harmony with Nature and use its Laws to create health and
balance within themselves. Ayurveda is a system that helps people to be
healthy by using the inherent principles of Nature. These doctrines put
people back into equilibrium with their true selves.
In Ayurveda, Life is defined as the combination of mind, body, senses
and the soul. The mind is our computer, the body is our physical
manifestation, the senses (touch, sight, sound, taste and smell) are our
information gatherers and our soul the more subtle form of our existence
(our true self or essence).
In Ayurveda, a person comprises five primary elements: ether (space),
air, fire, water, and earth.
These elements combine and create the various physiological functions
within the body. For example, ether and air combine to form what is
known in Ayurveda as the Vata dosha. Vata is about movement and is the
force which directs movement within the body: for example, nerve
impulses, circulation, respiration, and elimination. Fire and water are
the elements that combine to form the Pitta dosha. The Pitta dosha is
the process of transformation or
metabolism. Finally, it is
predominantly the water and earth elements which combine to form the Kapha dosha, which is responsible for growth and protection.
All individuals are all made up of unique proportions of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These dosha combinations vary and account for the differences
in physiology and health challenges amongst people. Ayurveda acts as a
model for designing treatments that specifically address health