Raja yoga meditation is an effective way for Stress Management

Stress and anxiety have become a global problem of today’s time. Today there is hardly any person who is completely free from stress. Many types of physical, psychological, intellectual and yogic methods as well as medical therapy are used for stress management today. Some of their dimensions are showing progressive results, although along with this, if Raja Yoga meditation is practiced, very good and effective results can be obtained. Raja Yoga encourages us to examine the mind internally with honesty and empathy, without any criticism. Practicing this meditation frees us from stress, anxiety, restlessness and fear by awakening our inner healing power. At the same time, it makes our mind positive and creative. Therefore, whatever we do for stress management, along with that, if we practice Raja Yoga meditation by taking time of 15 minutes twice a day, then definitely we will see a reduction in stress and anxiety.

The practice of Raja Yoga meditation relaxes our body and mind, which helps in keeping our mind calm, stable and focused.

Commentaries and visualisation makes meditation more effective. Following steps are recommended in Raja yoga meditation:

Sit in a comfortable position and relax take a few deep breaths in and out to focus the attention in the present moment. Slowly divert the focus from breathing to the centre of the brain and back of the forehead. Along with observing one’s in the physical body, visualize yourself with the mind’s eye (the inner consciousness) as a self-illuminated point of light.

I feel a sense of detachment from my physical body and the physical surroundings. …

I become aware of the stillness around me and within me. …

A feeling of natural peacefulness begins to come over me. …

Waves of peace gently wash over me, removing any restlessness and tension from my mind. …

I concentrate on this feeling of deep peace … just peace …

I … am … peace. …

Peace is my true state of being. …

My mind becomes very calm and clear. …

I feel easy and content … having returned to my natural consciousness of peace. …

I sit for a while, enjoying this feeling of calmness and serenity.

I have got a new positive vision. My outlook towards life and towards the outside world has changed in a positive way.

During the day, while performing any activities, keep reminding yourself: ‘Peace is my true nature.’ As you keep practising this meditation, such positive and peaceful thoughts will enter the mind more and more easily, and peace of mind will become an increasingly natural state and any stress will soon fade away.

 

*Meditation taken from the book Practical Meditation  BK Jayanti

Practical Meditation

 

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