Given how anxiety envelopes each one of us nowadays, people are having a hard time embracing patience and calmness especially when trouble strikes.
The anxiety caused by the fear of getting Covid-19 has doubled the severity of the pandemic even if such a situation can be managed if done with a calm spirit.
Panasiatic Site Director Siony Ferraris cites that meditation is a very wonderful and important tool for everyone to gain calmness. When one is calm, the mind and heart functions also calm down. With consistent practice, the ability of the person to automatically shift to a calm, peaceful and relaxed mode will be developed. As the person progresses into the practice, the ability also heightens which simply means that an individual will be able to act on any given situation with openness, creating a more balanced thought and emotions instead of merely reacting with anger or frustrations which definitely leads to mental, psychological and physical sickness.
Since meditation has not been widely practiced here in the earlier days, many failed to understand its significance, though it's worthy to note that people who meditate locally have been increasing in numbers recently.
Meditation is a work inside out. It includes breathwork which is in itself a healing process.
"I do mediation daily, and even several times a day. Now that times are uncertain, how can meditation help minimize the impact of these hard times citing the pandemic? Meditation practice incorporates breathwork and this helps in the body’s stress response. Meditation reduces anxiety through shifting the function of the brain," she said as she encouraged everyone to try meditating as this will allow us to step aside from our habitual thoughts and shift our perspective.
As with tips on how to do it, she said, the Daily Prana Seva offers free services to allow the public to experience what guided meditation is.
"I invite people to go check our FaceBook Page. The number of meditators is growing locally. For PanAsiatic Management alone most of us are into the practice," she said.
As to the cost of the program, she said, "I believe this is relative as we all have our needs and priorities. But for one to experience the practice, they can go and check Daily Prana Seva as we have services offered to the public for free."
Who needs meditation?
Meditation shines a light on all our experiences, and I believe we can benefit from it, most especially people who are experiencing sleep issues, anxiety, fatigue and depression.
For me, meditation allows me to get more connected with myself. It is like, I have found my way home (myself and my connection to my Creator).