How stressful city life could be?
Insomnia, anxiety, and depression are becoming common diseases. Globally, there are 350 million people suffer from depression, and the prevalence of depression in China is 2.1% among all diseases. The fact is depression has become the second fatal disease to cause death.
To reduce life pressure, outdoor activity, yoga, and meditation are getting popular day by day.
Recently, meditation seems a new hit among people, both apps on the phone and mini-program also start to provide digital meditation guides.
What Is Meditation?
Meditation is a mental exercise that trains attention and awareness.
The purpose of mediation is to curb reactivity to one’s negative thoughts and feeling, though they may be disturbing or upsetting attention from moment to moment, are invariably fleeting.
It’s impossible for us to make our thoughts disappear. Often, the more we try to suppress them, the louder they become.
But practicing meditation can help clear away the negative thought.
Studies show that meditation even for as little as 10 minutes increases the brain’s alpha waves which associated with relaxation and decrease anxiety and depression.
Steve Jobs and Meditation
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc and a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era once mention how he benefits from practicing meditation.
In 1974, he had quit his job at Atari to India for learning Meditation and keep practicing as he went back to silicon valley.
Research of Meditation
Research on how meditation affects brain activity was done at UCLA, the researcher David Creswell found that people with a high level of awareness tend to have an activated prefrontal cortex which is responsible for rational thinking, while the emotional area - amygdala which is responsible for anxiety and fear are calmed down.
The result of experiments has shown that when we perceive our negative emotions during meditation, our emotions could be control by practicing.
The researchers further found that to practice meditation regulates emotions by improving the prefrontal cortex’s response to the limbic system.
In summary, keep practicing meditation can deliver positive thoughts, help with emotional control, and prevent mental disorders.
Sarah Lazar, a professor from Harvard University had done research on people who meditate on daily found that they had increased gray-matter density in the brain’s hippocampus and decreased gray-matter density in the amygdala.
Mengyuan Paradise’s negative oxygen concentration is 38288 /cubic centimeters, which exceeded the clean air standard (1500/cubic centimeters) about 25 times.
Negative oxygen ions are beneficial for the human body, and the highest concentration of negative oxygen ions can only be found in natural, clean air.
The most important benefit of negative oxygen ions works as air purifiers which help you to breathe cleaner, healthier air and protect you from exposure to allergens and viruses.
The constant flow of negative ions will help to keep away viruses, dust mites, and other pollutants that can make you sick.
A high concentration of negative oxygen ions can penetrate the blood-brain barrier to cerebrospinal fluid so that to improve the cerebral cortex function, balance excitement, and depression reaction. On another hand, to reduce blood tension, blood glucose, blood fat, and blood viscosity. Meditation in the forest might make it easier to connect the body and mind, to get a peaceful mind, and maintain health.
Start to breathe deeply, and try to listen to your breath.
While you get comfortable and relaxed, keep yourself warm.
To find a comfortable sit on your mat, and close eyes gently, take a deep breath and bring your awareness to your breath.