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Health tips during lock down: it you feel bored, tired, stressed and anxious during the ongoing lock down because of corona virus outbreak, and then doing some meditation can be of great help to you. Read here to know how can meditate at home.

The practice of meditation helps in much more than reducing your stress and anxiety. With meditation, one learns to train the mind to focus and redirect thought. Meditation can be used to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings.

Regular meditation helps in relieving stress and thus improves the quality of sleep. Less stress means more happiness. You will live a happier and healthier life with meditation…

It believed that meditation improves the immune system and thereby helps in controlling blood pressure and lowering blood cholesterol.

Meditating while staying, at home can help you relax, focus on your goals, and elevate your mood

START WITH THESE STEPS

  • Take 2-5 minutes each day
  • Focus on your breath
  • Pick a quiet spot
  • Sit straight but relaxed

LIFELONG BENEFITS

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improves concentration
  • Boosts alertness
  • Promotes self-awareness
  • Helps in lowering blood pressure
  • Produces happy hormones
  • Improves brain functions

If meditation is new to you, here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Use a good application. Until you’ve become used to meditating it can be a bit tricky.

Use an aap of your choice to help with guided meditations.

  • Be patient with yourself. Training the brain is like training any other muscle. Be patient and understanding with yourself while learning.
  • Keep it short to start off with. Meditation requires you to see your brain in a different way. Do regular, short bursts of meditating and gradually build up time you spend meditating.
  • Set a regular time of day. Meditating is a habit and you’re much more likely to implement it if you set a specific time of day and incorporate it into your daily routine.
  • Make it enjoyable. Meditation is fun. Get nice and comfortable, maybe light candle or play relaxing music and enjoy it.
  • Do it regularly. To really experience meditation, you must do it regularly. Short busts regularly are better than attempting a half-hour meditation every now and then.

Sensei Isaac malla, who has a dojo in crystal park, benoni, asked his student Cr Claire barman (medical doctor and psychotherapist) to comment on the use tai chi, short for t’ai chi ch’uan or Tarija quan, which is an internal chine’s martial art practiced for both its defense training, its health benefits and meditation.