22 May 2022, 10:05

Meditation to ensure stress-free life stressed

RAJSHAHI, May 22, 2022 (BSS)- 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.

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

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

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.

Prof Manzurul Haque said regular meditation practice is very important
for mental happiness coupled with generating self-confidence and courage in
human beings.

It can also bring joy and peace in body and mind and its practice is very
much significant to keep the body disease-free and workable.

He also said meditation plays an important role towards maintaining
connection between body and mind.