Practicing meditation—taking our attention off our thoughts and resting it on an object such as our breath—also affects our mind. Since our mind is not dwelling, fixating, and holding on to our thoughts, our mind generates fewer thoughts and emotions. Gradually, our mind becomes calm. We can then begin to experience greater clarity, peace and overall sanity, and exhibit qualities such as the ones below more often:
In brief, when we practice meditation regularly, we uplift our body and mind. As a result, we are better able to uplift our own situation and help others as well.
Meditation has many benefits for anyone practicing.
Free Your Mind Guide
The practice of taking our attention off thoughts and resting it on an object such as the breath—helping our mind to remain in the present, right here, right now—affects our body and mind. Here are a few of the things that happen:
Developments such as these help our body to rest, allowing it to release tension and stress. When tension and stress are released, our body begins to heal and renew itself. One general effect of taking our attention off our thoughts and resting it on our breath is improved physical health—less illness and disease.