Meditation in today’s crazy world
Modern living is chaotic, and everything is so fast paced. We have constant demands on our time and resources, so is it any wonder we are stressed, depressed, anxious and tired? Meditation has been proven to reduce the symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression, which is why the practice of Meditation is becoming more popular. To discover the benefits and dispel the myths about Meditation – read on……
As our brain struggles to process the incredible amounts of data it receives on a daily basis, it’s only natural that it will get tired and that’s when it can affect our concentration, ability to sleep, relationships, emotional and physical health which can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Benefits of Meditation
- Reduces stress – this is one of the main reasons for trying Meditation
- Eases anxiety – helps to reduce feeling of fear, dread and general unease
- Improved emotional health – can lead to a more positive outlook to life
- Enhanced Self-Awareness – helps you develop a strong understanding of YOU
- Increased attention span – so you can focus your attention for longer.
- Be Kind – encourages kindness to yourself and to others
- Improves Sleep – as you learn to control your thoughts and feelings, you are more able to relax, release any tension and find peace.
- Can reduce blood pressure – easing pressure on the heart
- Readily available – no special tools or equipment needed.
5 Common Myths
- I need to sit cross-legged on a cushion. Not true! You can sit on a chair, lay down, either on your bed or the floor is you prefer. You can be standing up and there are even walking meditations too!
- It takes hours. Not true! Research shows that meditating for just 10 mins a day can improve memory and focus, BUT, when you first begin practice mediation, aim for just a few minutes and gradually increase the time until you get a time that is comfortable for you.
- You have to be religious or spiritual for it to work. Not true! Meditation is for anyone who wants for find peace and focus through breathing to quiet the mind.
- Your mind has to be completely blank. Not true and almost impossible! When we try to think of nothing, we actually start to think of more things. The trick with meditation is to acknowledge those thoughts and let them go. The more we practice meditation, the easier it is to bring our attention back to our breathing and to the NOW.
- There’s a right way and a wrong way to meditate. Not true! There are many ways to meditate so do try different methods. Some will feel more comfortable to you than others and meditation should feel good for you, if it doesn’t, try another but give it a fair go first!
So, now we’ve cleared the meditation myths, if you want to try a short meditation, just CLICK HERE