Effect of Meditation as Yoga practice

Meditation is the art and science of Yoga practice for deliberately relaxing the body and calming the mind. During meditation one can learn how to calm rapidly, discover how to identify and let go of physical and mental stress, learn to watch thoughts and emotions objectively; and enjoy new-found mental clarity and awareness.

If one is anxious or suffers from stress-related illnesses, meditation is an ideal way to restore the body to balance. Review of literature  of medical research  on  effect of meditation  as  yoga practice reveals that it improves the  health  condition  in insomnia, hypertension, migraine, fatigue and chronic illness.

The yoga practitioners meditate to relax and de-stress, cope better with pain and anxiety, remain calm and balanced, develop greater awareness and stimulate creative thinking.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Yoga Practitioner

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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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11 Responses to Effect of Meditation as Yoga practice

  1. Well emphasized article.

    Being anxious or relaxed is a habit pattern, each person develops over the developing years and partly possibly by genetics and familial factors.

    Yoga, Spirituality, Meditational principles, Exercise and proper Counselling are the appropriate ways to treat psychosomatic component, stress and anxiety.

  2. Vinod Varma says:

    Meditation is a yogic practice popular across the world, especially in western world.

    However, it seems to have lost much in our own homeland, barring a few exceptions.This is vindicated by many reports of stress related and other occupational diseases being on the rise.

    I hope this article would be an eye opener for many such people.

  3. Prakash Padhan says:

    Dear Sir,
    Your article is a reminder for me to do meditation regularly.

    It’s more important that medical research reveals benefit of meditation.

    This is a part of ‘Ashtanga Yoga’ and one has to pay nothing to do it .

  4. Respected Sir,

    Very Nice instructions and advices through these above texts.

    I am suffering from Migraine since my age of 13th year , and the rate of pain increases more and more.I am practicing Martial Arts-Yoga; and some part of Meditation since my age of 15th year.I could not say here that I am really cured from that disease; but the practice of these exercises and concentration helps to get a little bit of relaxation.Naturally all have to perform the same b’cuz in general;Oral Medicines and Injections can not be taken as regular in comparison to Yoga-Meditation-Physical Trainings.

    I am awaiting to hear some advices regarding Migraine.


    • drmcpanda says:

      Dear Gyana Ranjan,
      As a Yoga practitioner from my knowledge and experience, I will suggest you to add the following yoga practices to your exsting practices for better results in relieving the sufferings due to Migraine:
      1. Kapalabhati
      2. Nadi suddhi pranayama
      3. Bhramari pranayama

  5. Dear Panda Sir,

    You have depicted great suggestions on physical and mental health.

    “Health is Wealth” – but we are not conscious about the first word; we are only in a rush for WEALTH.
    YOGA and MEDITATION are the two sides of a coin, like rice & dal in a meal, if one is missing then there is no use of it.
    Both mental & physical health should be considered when we are saying “HEALTH”.

    Om Sai Ram.

  6. Dear Panda Sir,

    I will obey your advices. Actually I am doing Kapalabhati & Bhramari pranayama. As per your advices I have to include additional i.e. Nadi suddhi pranayama.

    Thank you very much for your valuable and suitable advices.

    Gyana Ranjan

  7. Aparajita says:

    Nice and Informative Article on Effect of Meditation as Yoga practice.

  8. In the yogic context, meditation, or dhyana, is defined more specifically as a state of pure consciousness. It is the seventh stage, or limb, of the yogic path and follows dharana, the art of concentration. Dhyana in turn precedes samadhi, the state of final liberation or enlightenment, the last step in Patanjali’s eight-limbed system. These three limbs—dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (ecstasy)—are inextricably linked and collectively referred to as samyama, the inner practice, or subtle discipline, of the yogic path.

  9. Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University. An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks.

  10. Dhandapani Muthuswamy says:

    Nice article on Effect of Meditation as Yoga Practice DrPandaji.

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