Meditation to improve concentration. Today there are a lot of things that have been keeping us entertained in the internet alone, or there are multitude of websites that do so such as video sharing sites, gaming sites, and other websites which cater to our interests. While there is nothing wrong with entertaining ourselves, a problem arises with our constant need for distractions. Because of that, it becomes difficult for us to focus on one think we do not need to take extreme measures to help us focus. There are practices which can do the job for us. It includes the practice of meditation.
People take up meditation for different purposes, as we've talked so far in the course, and improving concentration is one of them. There are several methods by which meditation does its job. One is through breathing exercises. Even an exercise that is as simple as being aware of the times we inhale. Exhale can do wonders to one ability to concentrate. While it may sound easy, it can be quite difficult especially if one has to deal with distractions such as outside noise.
Another method is by reciting mantra we've talked about that and I share my mantra will be do a mantra is a phrase or a sound that is recited repeatedly, the repetition becomes the center of the meditation to which the person's attention becomes focused. There are other methods by which meditation can help improve concentration. However, the to breathing and reciting a mantra mentioned above are the most basic and could help beginners start out with the practice. Thank you for watching and see you in the next lecture.