Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Practice meditation, live stress-free life

RAJSHAHI: Generating public awareness about the aspects of meditation is very significant as it is a great way to take time out from a busy life.

The breathing exercises conducted while meditating can reduce blood pressure and lower stress levels, calming the mind and giving the body time to recover from periods of prolonged stress.

Health and meditation experts made the observation while conducting meditation sessions intensively at Lalon Shah Open Stage here yesterday to mark the world meditation day.

Local unit of quantum foundation arranged the sessions to create public awareness on the issue, reports BSS.

Similar types of sessions were also arranged at Rajshahi College, Upashahar crossing, Padma Residential area, Naohata College playground, Rajshahi University and its Shabash Bangladesh premises and Rajshahi Cadet College marking the day.

Large number of people, including students, irrespective of age and gender joined the sessions.

Among others, Prof Mostofa Kamal and Prof Shahidul Alam from Rajshahi University, Prof Monzurul Haque from Barind Medical College, Associate Professor Masudul Haque Sidduqi from Rajshahi College and Saidul Islam from Technical Training Centre conducted the sessions.

This year, the day was observed with the theme, ‘Bhalo Manush Bhalo Desh Shargabhumi Bangladesh’.

Prof Mostofa Kamal said regular meditation practice can be the best way of leading a stress-free public life as it inspires people with new strength and motivation.

Across the world, anxiety remains one of the leading mental health conditions. Although in severe cases doctors may prescribe medication to help people with their anxiety, they often tend to try a more holistic approach first.

Prof Kamal, who has been engaged in meditation for long, said meditation is one of the most common holistic ways to treat the symptoms of anxiety, helping individuals to slow their heart rate, control harmful thoughts and prevent anxiety episodes.