Joining a university is the best place for transition. Many students start living independently, and they face a lot of problems and stress in a high pressured academic environment. Students often like to start in a structured manner, and there are many programs offered in a university like music, classes, meditation and more. The majority of university students join meditation as it helps them personally and physically. Also, students feel that they are more energetic when they practice meditation. It boosts creativity, improves happiness and gives peace of mind. Attending university during the exam period is highly stressful which can make students develop anxiety. So doing meditation regularly can bring down the fear by lowering the stress hormones in the body.
What is meditation? It is the process of giving attention to one particular object and staying calm for a period of time. Doing meditation allows one to attain a clear mind and stay emotionally quiet. It is mainly used for reducing stress, depression, anxiety, and pain. If you are looking for peace, then meditation is the right choice, and people of all ages can do it. Many people think that meditation is done while sitting on the floor with legs crossed. This is true, but meditation can also be done while standing, walking or lying down. There are many types of meditation to suit university students, as well as everyone else. Please see some of them below:
Mindfulness meditation makes you fully present with your thoughts. This type of meditation can be done from anywhere. You can do this meditation at any point of the day and it lowers fixation on negative emotions. The student who practices mindfulness, as well as meditation can focus more on a task and avoid distractions. In research, it is mentioned that those who practiced mindfulness had better attention span when compared to others.
Breath awareness meditation promotes physical and mental relaxation. It can reduce stress in the body and mind. Breathing is one of the vital parts of meditation where you can feel the air entering the nostrils and the freshness in your lungs. It helps ignore other thoughts that come to your mind.
Guided meditation is an excellent technique for teens, and it helps improve self-esteem and give positive mental health attitude. There are apps for meditation where you can get expert guidance through audio or video. It also helps change the actual structure of the brain and can have an improved reflection.
Transcendental meditation is the ideal one for students as they face a high level of anxiety and psychological distress. By doing transcendental meditation, it helps one overcome stress and removes the adverse effects of the brain. It is best for university students and it takes 20 minutes to do it. It also helps to develop positive feelings, reduce strain and prevent heart disease.
To conclude, there are many benefits of meditation both physical and mental. According to studies, those who did meditation had a lot of physical changes. Meditation can give long term benefits leading to real peace.
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