THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

There has never been a better time to take up meditation!

With the pandemic, economic stress and a 24-hour news cycle that is prolific, keeping us up to the minute with how many deaths, new cases and economic ruin, we all need to find a way to re-calibrate our minds, bodies and our emotional life. This is an extremely stressful time and in the long run, tends to wear us down if you don’t have some tools in your toolbox to counter the negativity and emotional overload.  

So why is meditation a good idea? Why do we need to do this, and how can meditation help me?

Continually hearing statistics and constant accounts of suffering and misery, is not good for helping us to keep our spirits high, our vibration high and our general sense of well being.  We can start to catastrophise and futurise and believe that there is nothing good happening and no future worth having.

This way of thinking directly affects our mental physical and emotional well -being. Literally 10 minutes of sitting silently each day and simply deep breathing will bring significant benefits to our physical mental and emotional selves.

So here are some of the benefits of Meditation:

Physically: 

Increases focus and concentration.

  • Increases focus and concentration.
  • Decreases tension and pain in the body.
  • Can lower high blood pressure.
  • Improves the immune system.
  • Increases your energy level as we gain an inner source of energy.

Mentally:

  • During meditation activity in the parietal lobe slows down and focuses the brain. It reduces the flow of incoming information, giving us relief from overthinking.
  • Anxiety decreases.
  • Intuition develops.
  • Enormous problems can begin to seem smaller.
  • Gain clarity – clear thinking without the overload or brain fog due to stress.

Emotionally:

Emotional stability improves.

  • Emotional stability improves.
  • Cultivates a sense of well-being and peace.
  • Reduces stress and its consequences.

All in all I cannot recommend it highly enough! Over this next week I will speak and blog about the many different styles of meditation that you may wish to investigate.

Consistent meditation gives us a feeling of being grounded through coming into the moment and out of visioning a terrible future or concentrating on negative thoughts from the past.

And remember it can be as little as 5 minutes a day to start, and then increase slowly at your own pace. This will bring such great results you will be pleasantly surprised and reap the benefits of a happier, calmer and more positive life.

Honestly give it a go, our whole society would benefit from the good “vibes” of peace if we were all to sit and breathe.

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