We live in a connected but a crazy world. Our minds are constantly being bombarded with information from various sources – internet, social media, instant messaging, television, cell phones and friends. It’s no wonder that we begin to feel overwhelmed and overloaded at times. Meditation, starting with just 10 minutes a day, can help take this edge off. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system.
Buddha advocated Meditation as a direct way to reach enlightenment. You don’t have to be an enlightened, spiritual hippy to gain the benefits of meditation. Just a few minutes of meditation, three times a week is more than enough to help us relax and reduce stress.
Explained simply, steps of meditation are:
- Take a deep breath, expanding your belly.
- Pause. Exhale slowly to the count of five.
Meditation helps the body go through a physiological change which fills your entire body with energy, joy, peace and enthusiasm. It fills the brain with creativity and enables it for deeper focus. Meditation also helps with physical complications you may be experiencing.
Mental Benefits Include:
- Less Anxiety
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Increased Creativity
- Increased Happiness
- Developed Intuition
- Peace of Mind
- Better Focus
- More Action and Progress
Physical Benefits Include:
- Lower High Blood Pressure
- Releases headache pain, ulcers, insomnia and problems with muscles and joints
- Increases serotonin which increases mood
- Improves immune system
- Increases inner energy
Spiritual Benefits Include:
- Feeling of joy and fulfillment
- Feeling of oneness with the universe
- Creating a joyful and positive positivity in our immediate surroundings
- Seeing yourself transform
- Discovering your own inner self
Meditation helps the body go through a physiological change which fills your entire body with energy, joy, peace and enthusiasm. It fills the brain with creativity, enables it for deeper focus and brings out the alpha mode in the brain which encourages healing. It cleanses your brain from negativity and calms you down whenever you feel overwhelmed and or emotionally unstable.
The best way to get the most out of meditation is to make it a daily habit. Once you cultivate meditation into your daily routine you will start to see the major benefits that come with it.