Meditation is making the rounds again.
It's been around for 1000's of years and is once again making it's way to mainstream society. Below is an article, by Lien-Shun Huang of the Taiwan Jingwu Physical Association, explaining.
Article by Huan LIen-Shun:
Do you know what is now the most sought after fitness way is it? YOGA, jogging, Latin dance, aerobics or kick-boxing ? NO, is meditation ! Yes, that is to sit cross-legged or legs fall naturally sitting in a chair. This is a " sit- hot" has swept the United States, Britain and other countries and regions, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore , NBA Lakers coach Jackson are all sit- lovers .
Although your card until it expires fitness is difficult to spend so many times , but you have been convinced that life is movement , of course, nothing wrong words , and quite correct.However , in addition to sweating , rapid heartbeat can improve bodily functions outside , sit down quietly and sometimes also a very beneficial health movement.
In the United States , meditation has become a very fashion lifestyle , whether government agencies, companies , or schools, airports and prisons , have opened a " meditation room ."It is said that some schools because of the promotion , school violence meditation significantly reduced. Hospitals also began offering meditation courses to help patients relieve pain.
In the UK, sit charm so many people can not refuse , we have opened up a whole world at home , meditation time every day. They believe that meditation movement while exercising , but also let their attention more focused , more peaceful mind .
Sit- bar, access to health in silence .
We are working hard in the workplace Du Lala , as on foot daily alarm strings , one after another meeting , a letter and an e-mail , one after another the PPT exhausted. Back pain, anxiety , dull , and with re- thick foundation also cover any dark circles ...... inevitably become our close ally . Through meditation not only can improve the immune system , relieve anxiety , but also to achieve the goal of thin skin . If you do not have time in the gym every day taking a dip in one hour , then at least draw 10 to 20 minutes, practicing meditation now !
1 , relieve stress , increase happiness
Professor of medicine at Harvard University , said the study meditation can reduce muscle tension , reduce the amount of serum lactate . Tests show that daily meditation practice 20 minutes a week later , focus and control have been improved mood , anxiety , depression , anger and other negative emotions are substantially reduced. Moreover , meditation training can also thinning the blood circulation through the brain , so the brain response from the " fight or flight " to " accept the reality " , thus enhancing a person's happiness.
2 , protect the liver
After lunch, you will choose a nap , take a walk or go out immediately ? In fact , it is best to sit peacefully and a half hour or so, and then do something else , which is necessary for the maintenance of the liver . People in after dinner , participate in the blood are concentrated to digest food in the digestive tract , when lying down to standing by the body , into the liver blood flow will be reduced by 30% , if we move up into the liver 's blood continued to decline . If insufficient blood supply to the liver in the case among its normal metabolic activity will be affected. So, after dinner to sit quietly , eyes closed for 10 to 30 minutes more than the blood flow to the liver as possible , the supply of oxygen and nutrients in liver cells .
3 , precipitation of appetite , weight control
Fast-paced urban life , making us not hurry , usually working lunch also and fight like a quick fix , and once had time to rest , and easy to eat too much , resulting in fat will occur . In fact , the behavior of overeating is caused by stress , when you desperately need to release stress through food , may wish to "sit " down to relieve stress , relax and let the " bites " the idea of ettling down after eating, so help at slow down the speed of eating , tasting the food in slowly , will gradually reduce food intake , easily farewell " bucket waist ."
4 , lower blood pressure , cardiovascular disease away
The United States has been on a number of sit- interference in patients with hypertension therapy and found that meditation training so that the patient's systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased by 4.7 mm / Hg and 3.2 mm / Hg. Visible meditation is very effective for lowering blood pressure , which can greatly reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases , and will not produce side effects of drugs .
5 , relieve pain, painkillers farewell
Friends visited a few days, unbearable pain too often accompanies , painkillers become an indispensable lifeline , though you also worried about the side effects of the problem. Then try a sit-in , is very effective for pain relief . The study found that meditation does not change although the degree of pain , but the pain can be reduced because of the emotional response generated . Because practicing meditation can train the brain to focus current situation , so it takes less time to predict future adverse events.
Office midday sit- 7 steps
Some people say "sit , like gasoline, is a source of energy ," eight hours a day working in the unit , lunch break is critical , it may pull out 10 minutes a day to sit quietly , maybe you will have unexpected gains .
1 Adjust the seat to the proper height , wore hip back
2 feet reach slightly over the knee
3 palm up , on the thigh
4 head naturally upright , avoid stiff
5 Relax your shoulders , do not shrug drooping
6 Close your eyes and spit aggregate , together lips, tongue touching the palate
7 Slowly inhale , exhale , keep breathing slender far-reaching
1 meditating longer the better?
When just beginning to practice meditation , every 15 minutes to half an hour is appropriate , and gradually increased to 1 hour .
2 If chores too , can not get down to how to do?
You can try accompanied by some soothing music, or is designed to guide the practice of meditation music , but to concentrate on the breathing above .