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What is the point in meditation?
Last Updated: 12th February, 2020
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Considering this, what is the point of meditation in Buddhism?
In Zen Buddhism the purpose of meditationis to stop the mind rushing about in an aimless (or even apurposeful) stream of thoughts. People often say that the aim ofmeditation is "to still the mind".
Also, can meditation be dangerous? It revealed that meditation can cause surprisingnegative side effects, affecting participants' emotions, sensoryperception, social interaction, sense of self, and more. Some ofthe study subjects reported hallucinations, panic, a total loss ofmotivation, and the re-living of traumatic memories.
Thereof, what happens to your body when you meditate?
It decreases tension in the body. One of the physical benefits ofmeditation includes feeling lower stress in all areas of thebody. During meditation, the mind and bodybecome extremely relaxed, which helps reduce cortisollevels.
What are the 3 types of meditation?
Types of meditation
- Loving-kindness meditation. With the many types of meditationto try, there should be one to suit most individuals.
- Body scan or progressive relaxation.
- Mindfulness meditation.
- Breath awareness meditation.
- Kundalini yoga.
- Zen meditation.
- Transcendental Meditation.