Sunday, 24 February 2008

Simple Insight Meditation:

Simple Insight Meditation:

A Step-By-Step Course on How to Meditate

Today, there are a lot of people who finds it hard to relax. You have to consider the fact that in today's very hectic life that people live in today, you may also find it hard to relax. Some people even have a hard time controlling their emotions but you have to remember that you should control your emotions in order to function well in society. However, controlling anger can be a very hard thing to do.

Even the simple reason of being stuck in a traffic jam or getting your hitting your toe to a hard object accidentally is not enough to overreact. However, you have to face the fact that people do overreact to situations like this. Who wouldn’t? You get late for work and get a hard time from your boss because of a traffic jam, you too would be angry.

However, you have to realize that recent studies have found that anger can shorten a person's life and it can also contribute to heart related diseases and high blood pressure. In order to prevent this from happening to you, or at least minimize the risk, you have to know how to relax and learn how to not be angry over small things.

Through meditation, you can achieve this kind of emotion control as well as relaxing. Today, there are self-help books that you can purchase in order to know how to meditate. Once such book is called "Course Insight: A Step-By-Step Course on How to Meditate". This book contains comprehensive meditation instruction that will guide you on how to meditate and achieve a state of relaxation. Authored by two of the United States' most respected meditation instructors named Join Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein, you will see that you can learn how to meditate effectively right at the comforts of your own home.

In this book you will learn how to attain the alpha mind state. Researches have found that the alpha mind state is where you are not really awake and not really asleep. It is a state where your mind is just beginning to sleep and on this state, it is where your mind is at its most efficient and most relaxed. You have to know that you always experience this kind of state as you go to bed. However, "Insight Meditation: A Step-By-Step Course on How to Meditate" book will show you how to control your mind state at will. This means that you can go to alpha mind state whenever you like.

When you are in the alpha mind state, you will be able to focus on the work you are doing and you will also be able to block out any distraction. For example, if you are preparing an important presentation, you can get your mind to the alpha state so that you can fully relax and concentrate on the presentation you are doing and block out the noise in your office.

As you can see, meditation can definitely help you with your work as well as your personal life. Research have found that people who know how to meditate and control their mind state are more efficient at work and are more in control of their emotions. They know how to block out any negative emotion to preserve energy.

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