What is mediation?
Mediation is basically a skill, to make your body and mind flexible and fit. It is basically to relax, to control and to grow your mind. There are many techniques of meditations; one of the famous is “mind controls the body, but breathes control the mind”.
As we all are well familiar with the fact that our “mind” is the main organ of the body, which controls the functioning of the whole body. In this century, human beings are always looking disturb due to some reason. Some have a financial problem, some have family problems. This is very dangerous for our mind. Let yourself imagine for a while, what will happen when our mind gets disturbed??
Your whole life will be disturbed; you can’t focus on anything. Life becomes so boring and you will want to get rid of it.
In this condition, meditation is only and the best way to overcome such a situation easily. For this everyone should use “mind controls the body but breathes control the mind” technique of mediation.
How breathes control mind?(Mediation)
“Take deep breathes”. You often listened to this sentence from your elders when you are in a panic situation, during a time of a trouble or in anger. The concept behind is “deep breathes” helps you in getting relax. Deep and slow breathing helps to calm our nervous system by reducing heartbeat and by activating our parasympathetic or automatic nervous system.
There are major nine types of breathing in meditation. Some are described below:
First type is equal breathing, that helps to calm all mind, body, and soul is known as equal breathing. This type of breathing meditation is easy and helps a person in relaxing himself/ herself.
It can be done anywhere and on anytime. It helps in relaxing or calming your nerves and increasing your focus. The steps for equal breathing are:
Start inhaling slowly through your nose and count for four. Then slowly exhale again with the count for four. Here “count for four means” First inhale count 1, then exhale and count 2 keeps going on this procedure up to four.
Second type is abdominal breathing in which “Skeletal Muscles” involves. It is the easiest and early technique for mediation through breathing, so it is commonly advised to fresher’s to start their mediation through this technique.
What is the Procedure of this technique?
The first step is to place your hand on your chest. Place second hand on your mouth. Through the nose, start inhaling slowly. Feel that your hand is moving slowly as you fill or inflate your diaphragm with air. Then start exhaling, slowly. This is a technique which you can do anywhere to reveal your stress or to get rid of from any panic situation or tension.
Third one is “simulating breathing”, that is basically to increase your energy level. It can be also known as “Bellows breathe” mean take breathe.
Following steps involve in it: Inhale and exhale through your nose quickly. The time duration of exhaling and inhaling must be same. Try to do three inhales and exhales per second. Continue the same procedure for five minutes. Try to increase your time duration with continuous practice
Is there another type of breathing?
Another type of breathing is “Alternate Nostril Breathing”. Another technique to breathe through the nose, but it is slightly different.
Basic steps involve in it are: Hold your right one nostril with the thumb of any hand. Take deep breathe but slowly from opposite nostril. Remove thumb from the first nostril and push the second one with ring finger slightly. Then exhale but slowly. Repeat these steps as you can. Try to practice it more on daily basis.
“Skull shining breathes” is another breathing technique. This technique majorly includes, removing or shaking off bad thoughts and trying to think good and positive.
Take a long breathe in slowly. Exhale that quickly with a power. Repeat again and again until you get something better.
Scientists of northwestern studied and find how breathing influence or help our mind to get relax. Brain directly get input from our nose which then coordinates with temporal cortex (that control emotion) and the hippocampus (for both memory and emotions). These fresh air energies our memory and emotions. In this way, breathing helps our mind.