21 August 2017

Why you need to try meditation, at least once



For anyone considering meditation or just want to know more about it, then continue reading. For those who think it’s a load of mumbo jumbo, then continue reading…

Firstly, I bet your sat there wondering what meditation actually is, so I’ll answer the question for you, by definition, ‘Focus one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.’
In my own words, meditation is a form of relaxation and becoming aware of your thought process, this means you are able to think more clearly and positively, which will ultimately lead you to the thing we are all seeking… happiness.

And no, in a meditation we do not all sit there holding hands, chanting or with our legs crossed in uncomfortable positions. My meditation teacher asks us to lie or sit comfortably, with a blanket, with our eyes closed and in relaxed state. My meditation class is guided, which means the teacher guides you with a ‘story’ or ‘message’ and you basically just follow, fully focusing on what the teacher is saying, which should switch off your brain from thinking things it shouldn’t; this could be personal things or work related.

The art of meditation has been practiced for centuries, including those of Buddhist Monks, it also has a variety of proven health benefits including: reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, controls anxiety, may reduce age-related memory loss, improves sleep, can fight addictions and increases self-awareness.

Another good thing about meditation is that it can be done anywhere, whether you’re on a train, plane or walking, you can practice it in your everyday life. I highly recommend purchasing the app called Calm, you get a 7-day trial and if you decide you like it, it’s £10 per month. Within the app there are different guided meditations including 7 days of happiness, forgiveness, sleep and anxiety. They also feature Sleep Stories, which you can listen to as you fall asleep; I highly suggest this if you’re a person who overthinks before you sleep.

Meditation also comes hand in hand with the Law of Attraction, which if you haven’t heard of it, is a law of the universe; in short, if you think positive things then the universe will give you a positive life. If you think negative things, negative things will be attracted to you. If you want to know more, I suggest reading the Law of Attraction by Rhonda Byrne to fully-understand this theory.

If I still haven’t managed to convince you, then please try the 7-day trial on Calm or try-out a guided meditation class. I guarantee you will see the difference!

Have you tried meditation? Have any questions?
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