Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about meditation. The deliberate, methodical practice of relaxing and concentrating one’s attention is called meditation.
Since ancient times, meditation has been a part of many different religious practices and ideologies. A common aspect of meditation is an interior focus, such as on one item (such as one’s breathing), a sound, or a mantra.
There are many different ways to meditate. Meditation practices that emphasize relaxation, concentration, awareness, imagery, attention, or mantra can target many areas of the mind and body (silently repeated words or sounds). It is possible to create an emotional state during meditation and then analyze it, such as rage, hatred, or sadness, or you may focus it on something specific, like light.
A mantra repetition and closure of the eyelids are further meditation techniques. The mantra is chosen according to how well it suits the practitioner, like in Japa yoga, which centers meditation on a certain syllable, concept, breathing technique, or visualization.
The practice of meditation has been linked to several advantageous outcomes. Studies have proven that meditation helps people focus and concentrate better, control their anger, lose weight, etc.
It has been demonstrated that meditation reduces stress, anxiety, fear, and other negative emotions. When someone has high levels of stress and anxiety, it can be very helpful. People with low empathy levels have reported higher levels of empathy after practicing meditation. This is because it makes individuals more self-aware and less inclined to harshly condemn others. Thank you.