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Meditation in Yoga

When you speak about Yoga meditation, some people would tend to be skeptical about it. To some extent, some of the people I know often connect it to a religious activity thus afraid to even try.

Through my Yoga training, I learned that meditation in Yoga, is an act of focusing your mind— it is about quieting a busy mind.

Meditation also promotes healing as the brain is in a relax and calm state. The mind becomes fresh, delicate and beautiful. With regular practice of meditation:

• Anxiety decreases
• Emotional stability improves
• Creativity increases
• Happiness increases
• Gain clarity and peace of mind
• Problems become smaller

It also makes you aware – that your inner attitude determines your happiness.

In the Yogic context, when we concentrate, we direct our mind toward what appears to be an object apart from ourselves. We become acquainted with this object and establish contact with it. To shift into the meditation realm, however, we need to become involved with this object; we need to communicate with it. The result of this exchange, of course, is a deep awareness that there is no difference between us (as the subject) and that which we concentrate or meditate upon (the object).

Meditating is not an easy thing to do as the mind has so many free flow thoughts. Everyone’s mind wanders, even people who have been meditating for 50 years. It’s part of what the brain does. But with regular practice, nothing is impossible.

Meditation is like a seed. When you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms.

Rola Angelica De Vera
IHAYoga student