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The process of meditation involves utilizing techniques such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a specific point or activity to achieve a state of mental calm and stability. It is a powerful tool for spiritual growth and can help individuals move beyond their limitations. Practicing meditation can lead to greater emotional balance, stability, and improved health. Meditation has been found to significantly reduce stress and depression, while enhancing peace and self-concept. It has been practiced for thousands of years and was originally meant to help individuals understand the sacred and mystical forces of life. Nowadays, it is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction, and is considered a type of mind-body medicine. Selecting the right type of meditation is based on individual needs, interests, lifestyle, and comfort. Regular meditation has been shown to decrease mind wandering, increase memory capacity, and improve executive functioning. Additionally, it can decrease the effects of aging on the brain, reduce pain, and bring positivity into one’s life.

Breathing exercises are a simple and effective way to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. They work by helping to regulate the body’s autonomic nervous system, which controls the body’s response to stress. When we’re anxious, our breathing often becomes shallow and rapid, which can further exacerbate feelings of panic and anxiety. By practicing deep breathing exercises, we can counteract this response and promote feelings of calm and relaxation.

One of the main ways that breathing exercises can improve anxiety is by activating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system. This is the branch of the nervous system responsible for the “rest and digest” response, which helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and other physiological responses associated with stress. By slowing down and deepening our breathing, we can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and promote feelings of relaxation and calm.

Additionally, breathing exercises can be used as a tool to help us stay present and mindful. When we’re anxious, our thoughts often race and jump from one worry to the next, which can be overwhelming and exhausting. By focusing on our breath and counting each inhale and exhale, we can anchor ourselves in the present moment and prevent our minds from wandering to anxious thoughts. This can be especially helpful during moments of high stress or anxiety.

In summary, breathing exercises can be an effective tool for managing anxiety by promoting relaxation, activating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, and helping to anchor us in the present moment. By incorporating these exercises into our daily routine, we can build a sense of resilience and learn to manage feelings of anxiety more effectively.

Benefits of meditation:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase concentration
  • Increase self-compassion
  • Increase self-awareness
  • A greater sense of calm
  • Helps to take the correct decision
  • Makes to feel more confident
  • Also, it helps to reduce our worries
  • Improves the health of the mind
  • Bring positivity into our life


  There are many types available in this world. Not all type suitable for all people but surely anyone of the kind is really a match for them. Also, it is based on lifestyle, culture, climate, practice, likings and other environments. 

  1. Zazen
  2. Vipassana
  3. Metta
  4. Mantra
  5. Yoga
  6. Gazing
  7. Movement

Zazen (45 mins)

 Zazen is a Japanese word that means insight into the nature of existence. It is a type, which is excellent at boosting focus and concentration. You can practice by sitting on the floor over a mat or cushion with crossed legs. However, traditionally it was the task of lotus or half-lotus position.

Vipassana (26 mins)

Vipassana is a Pali word that means insight or clear seeing. In addition, it is a Sanskrit word that can mean special, super or seeing and its translation can also be into “insight”. It is a clear awareness of exactly what is happening as it happens. Moreover, In this state, the mind should rest, where the focus is only on one item and is not permissible to wander. Thanks to Vipassana, a deep calm pervades the body and mind, a state of tranquillity only understood when experienced. However, this type later gained further popularity as “mindfulness of breathing.

Metta (10 mins)

Metta is from the Pali word Metta Bhavana which means ‘love’ (in a non-romantic sense), friendliness, and also kindness. Hence we can also call itas Loving-kindness form. This process takes in five stages of practice, starts by developing loving kindness towards yourself, then progressively towards others and all begins. Nevertheless, this is a feeling felt inside the heart which always wishes happiness to all.

Mantra (20 mins)

Mantra is prominent in many teachings, including Hindu and Buddhist traditions. It is a Sanskrit term in which “man” means mind and “tra” means release. Moreover, Mantra Meditating means meditating with pronouncing a word or sound loud or in heart.

Yoga (35mins)

Yoga is a mind and body practice. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures and breathing techniques. Hence, It promotes mental and physical well begin.

Gazing (6 mins)

Gazing meditation is also called as “Trataka”. It is the practice which involves focusing the eyes through intention but relaxed gazing. It means the meditators open their eyes to an external object. Then they close their eyes but still gaze the image of this object in their mind.

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