Dhyana or meditation is an act of continuous contemplation.
Sthiti: Any meditative posture.
- Sit in any meditative posture.
- Keep your spine comfortably erect.
- Hold Jnāna mudra as follows:
- Touch 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.
Note: For beginners, soothing music may be played in the background during meditation and Stay as long as you can.
- 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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