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Insomnia is a terrible affliction that can only be truly understood by those who have experienced it. What could be more frustrating than being completely and utterly exhausted yet unable to fall asleep?
Medications are often effective and allow those with insomnia to fall asleep and stay asleep, but the side effects are unpleasant. The underlying cause of insomnia is only masked by medicines, and the best cure is to address the root of the issue.
Some who experience insomnia have it in combination with other physical or mental issues, and in order to treat their insomnia, the other condition must be addressed. The correction of the main issue usually results in the insomnia being corrected automatically with no further intervention needed.
However, in other individuals their insomnia is present without any other physical or mental conditions. This variety of insomnia is called primary insomnia and it is often a lifelong affliction.
Scientists now believe that the trigger for primary insomnia is chronic hyper arousal of the mind. Patients with insomnia deal with a mind that’s overly active, constantly moving from one thought pattern to another all day and night. These overly active minds don’t know how to slow down, even when fatigued.
When someone has insomnia, there is a lot of pressure to drift off to sleep, and pressure only makes it worse. This is where meditation comes in. Practicing meditation during the waking hours teaches these hyper aroused minds how to relax in a setting that is devoid of any expectation. If relaxation and mindfulness occur, this is excellent. If the hyper arousal continues, that’s simply to be accepted. There is no pressure. All varieties of meditation are effective for daytime practice, and yield great benefits for an overly active mind.
Once the foundation of meditation has been created during the day, meditation may be used in order to drift off to sleep at night. There are a variety of different methods for insomniacs to use depending on how their mind works. Read the rest of this entry »
There are many yoga meditation benefits. Meditation has been practiced by yoga practitioners for thousands of years and its plethora of benefits is certainly no secret. It is an easy ticket to a healthier body, stronger mind, and better quality life overall. It would take an extremely long time to list the extensive amount of benefits meditation provides; here are five of the main benefits of this practice.
1. Reduces Stress
It is well-known that a low level of stress is the key to a happier mind and healthier body. Meditation and proper breathing can help lower stress by clearing the mind and calming the body. This leads to a healthy heart and blood pressure. Meditation allows you to take a break from the world around you and keep things in perspective. It also helps you become more resilient to negative emotions.
2. Improves Clarity and Strength of the Mind
Practicing yoga meditation brings better focus to the user. It also leaves the mind open for embracing new experiences, leads to better self control and concentration, and helps the user become better in touch with their inner selves. It also brings the user an inner sense of peace in their everyday lives.
3. Leads to Better Sleep
When used before bed, yoga meditation can help the user clear the mind and get a better night sleep without being bogged down by the worries of the previous day. Better sleep can vastly improve health and leave a person much better suited to handle the stresses of the day.
4. Improves Illnesses
Some research has shown meditation to reduce the severity of illnesses, especially those aggravated by stress, such as asthma, depression, fatigue, and anxiety disorders, among many others. Read the rest of this entry »