We have often heard that only a healthy body can have a healthy mind, however, vice a verse is also true. Our state of mind directly affects our body function, health, and our productivity.
As we do regular hatha yoga to keep our body healthy, similarly we need to do regular mental exercise to keep our mind healthy. Often people complain of lack of time for meditation, so to make it easier one can always start with only 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation each day.
To begin with: Sit straight and cross leg position (if you feel uncomfortable with cross leg position, you can also sit on the chair but try to keep your back and neck straight).
Now close your eyes and concentrate your mind on the tip of your nostril area and just be aware of your breath. Point to remember is that we don’t have to control the breath but just observe the natural breath as it is.
In the end of 10 minutes meditation, always generate positive thoughts such as let everybody be healthy, let everybody be peaceful and happy. It is the law of nature whatever we sow so shall we reap and we get the return after multiplying.
For example, if you plant one seed in the ground, what you get back in return is one full tree with thousands of those seeds. So if you plant peaceful and happy thoughts, so that’s what you get back in your life. 🙂
On Huffington Post : Meditation is the best mental health solution by Subodh Gupta