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MEDITATION: Empower yourself with enormous powers of focus. Ten top videos to learn meditation.

You are amazing. You work hard, exercise and maintain a strict diet to achieve performance enhancing benefits. But all of this is nothing without a focused mind, this is where meditation comes in. It has been used by monks, business elites and spiritual leaders to enhance their lives and achieve the sense of control over their thoughts that allows them to continue to break barriers and achieve greatness. Whether you are a business owner, or a key employee, meditation can stop you from getting distracted at work and maximise your productivity.

Why meditation is good for you

Meditation is a practice with far reaching benefits. It is the habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect and can be used to increase awareness, reduce stress, and develop concentration.

Before going into some of the best techniques here are the benefits:

1. Reduce stress

2. Controls anxiety

3. Promotes emotional health

4. Enhances self-awareness

5. Improves attention span

6. Reduce age-related memory loss

7. Control addictions

8. Improve sleep

9. Helps with pain management

10. Reduce blood pressure

The best meditation techniques

Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serves as a reminder that yoga is a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times.

Brendon Burchard is a world leading high performance coach. In this video he shows his mantra based meditation technique which requires you to follow a repeating word with a rhythm.

Russel Brand is known for his comedy and acting skills, however, after overcoming a past of addiction he has become well versed in practicing meditation. In this video he describes transcendant meditation in the form of Mooji’s. These techniques are from the proclaimed ‘Buddha of Brixton’ who is a spiritual teacher and guru with hundreds of thousands of followers around the world. His philosophy is simple: if we connect to our true nature or self, we can live a true and meaningful life.

In this video you will be given a great walkthrough of breathing techniques. This is the perfect way to begin your entry into meditation. First, quick short breaths will help you to interrupt excessive thoughts. This is followed by deep inhalation and exhalation and normal breathing. This can be used throughout the day or during your meditation practice.

Isha Kriya is a simple process but a powerful tool created by Sadhguru. “Isha” means that which is the source of creation and “kriya” means an inward action towards that. In research conducted by the Harvard Medical School, this meditation has been proven to reduce tension, anger, fatigue, confusion and depression. There are no specific recommended times, but you should avoid doing the practice around midnight. It is recommended to do the kriya for at least 12 minutes a day for each session.

The Transcendental Meditation technique uses the natural tendency of the mind to go toward greater happiness, so the mind effortlessly transcends to its most silent state. Transcendental Meditation is a form of silent mantra meditation advocated by the Transcendental Meditation movement. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created the technique in India in the mid-1950s. Transcendental meditation is a simple, effortless technique. You sit comfortably on the floor with your eyes closed and practice twice a day for 20 minutes. With transcendental meditation, you don't need an app to guide your meditation. Instead, you silently repeat a mantra in your head.

Box breathing is a simple relaxation technique that can help you ‘reset your breath’ and return it to its normal rhythm. In short it involves imagining breathing around a box and inhaling as you visualise going up one side of the box, pausing and then exhaling as you picture going down the other side of the box. In moments of stress and anxiety, box breathing is an easy way to slow down and help calm your body and mind.

In this video it questions whether a technique is needed at all to properly meditate. To this it is said that "...the question you have asked is certainly of great importance because meditation, as such, needs no technique at all. But techniques are needed to remove the obstacles in the way of meditation. So it has to be understood very clearly: meditation itself needs no techniques, it is a simple understanding, an alertness, an awareness. Neither alertness is a technique, nor awareness is a technique."

Michael McParland LL.B (Hons).

Litigation Executive and Business Development

Pandya Arbitration Global.

This note was written following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who we cherish and remember as an example of a life of outstanding service. We are inspired by her at Pandya Arbitration Global to do the same.

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