MEDITATION HELPS BALANCE THE BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT
Written by: Xolani Shabalala
University students are often tasked with plenty of work. For these students, this tends to cause insurmountable stress, and in some cases, anxiety. Many people seem to be unaware of spirit and mind practices, which have been in use way before civilisation happened. These practices include meditation.
A search for students who practice meditation as a form of relaxation proved to be difficult, as not many students who use this relaxation method could be found.
At the Durban University of Technology’s City Campus, Sifiso Mbambana a second year interior design student at the institution admitted to being an avid meditator. Mbambana said he began meditation last year, and this has shown him a remarkable change in his private and personal life.
“When I started I was probably a 20 in terms of control of my emotions but now I’m a 50,” said Mbambana.
He added that he was always frustrated and needed control over his emotions but ever since he started meditating, his life has changed for the better, and he is now more relaxed and stress free.
According to howtobehappy.guru, there are many physical benefits of meditation like decreasing of physical tension, deleting of psychosomatic disorders caused by tension, lows blood pressure, strengthens the immune system and slows the aging process.
New research conducted by the Group Health Research Institute shows that meditation may help adults with back pain and a team from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Centre in North Carolina found that meditation can help reduce pain as stated by howtobehappy.guru. They also revealed that meditation can help one at work or study as it improves concentration, lowers the likelihood of distraction, improves memory, you are more receptive and learn more easily. It is much easier to exercise control of one’s self and the situation under pressure and it also helps one to be more creative.
The guidedmeditationsite.com gives a number of different methods one can use to meditate. Upon visiting the site, the reader finds that there is stress relief meditations, mindfulness meditations, sleep meditations, anxiety relief meditations, chakra meditations, healing meditations, spiritual meditations and short meditations.
Deepak Chopra in partnership with Oprah Winfrey created the 21 days meditation experience where they were creating seminars to teach and direct people in their meditation path. They have received positive responses from people who practiced the 21 days experience.
Mbambana advised young people to start meditating in order to see a positive change in their everyday lives.
“Silence is golden, meditation brings that gold into your life in ways you never thought were possible,” he said.
*Picture: A student meditating on campus