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Dhyana

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Dhyana or meditation is an act of continuous contemplation.

Sthiti: Any meditative posture.

Technique

  • Sit in any meditative posture.
  • Keep your spine comfortably erect.
  • Hold Jnāna mudra as follows:
    • Dhyāna2Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, forming a circle.
    • Do not strain.
    • The other three fingers are straight and relaxed.
    • All three fingers are side-by-side and touching.
    • Keep your palms facing upwards upon the thighs.
    • Arms and shoulders should be loose and relaxed.
    • Close your eyes and sit with a slightly upturned face.
    • You need not concentrate. Just maintain a mild focus between the eyebrows and be conscious of your breath.
    • Dissolve your thoughts and attain single and pure thought.
    • Meditate.

Note: For beginners, soothing music may be played in the background during meditation and Stay as long as you can.

Benefits

  • Meditation is the most important component of Yoga practice.
  • It helps the practitioner to eliminate negative emotions like fear, anger, depression, anxiety and to develop positive emotions
  • Keeps the mind calm and quiet.
  • Increases concentration, memory, clarity of thought and will power.
  • Rejuvenates the whole body and mind giving them proper rest.
  • Meditation leads to self-realisation.

Source: Ministry of AYUSH



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