Importance of Meditation
Let’s face it, life is stressful most of the time. If you have those
moments when you feel like you just want to get away or disconnect from
all your worries, you may want to try meditation.
Meditation is a higher form of concentration where you try to just empty
your mind for a few minutes. It helps relaxes your mind and body while
giving you a deeper understanding of yourself. Some doctors even recommend
meditation to help enhance the immune system, lower blood pressure, as
well as maintain a healthy heart.
Other benefits include:
- Improved sleep
- Slowed aging process
- Emotional stability
- Positive thinking
- Anger management
- Improved quality of life
Ask your friends or co-workers about meditation. Chances are, one or more
of them are already reaping the health benefits of this simple habit.
How to Meditate?
Meditation is not an easy process. When you want your mind to be still,
you have to train it to achieve the results you want, and just like any
other training, meditation needs practice. You may want to start with
a simple breathing exercise. If your mind is wandering, let it. Do not
suppress any feelings or thought, just let these thoughts pass. In time,
your mind will wander less and your mind will be at peace.
Below are some simple tips to help you start meditation:
- Choose a nice, quiet place where you can’t be disturbed for at least
- Sit or lie down comfortably. Rest your hands and maintain a good posture
- Focus on your breathing, try to extend your exhalations longer than your
- If you feel like you’re being drowned by the silence, use relaxing
sounds in the background
- Try to practice this every day at the same time you did the previous day
If you prefer to be with a group, you may host your own meditation class
and ask your friends to join you. You may also want to check out some
meditation centers in your neighborhood or attend our mindfulness class
on March 3rd.
For the next days, you may not immediately see the benefits of meditation
to your health. It can be slow, but you certainly will feel a gentle yet
profound transformation taking place within you. Just continue the habit
and in time, you will feel yourself become happier, more grateful, and
have a better outlook on life.
This article contains general information about medical conditions and
treatments. The information is not advice and should not be treated as
such. The information is not intended to replace the advice or diagnosis
of a physician.
If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should
consult your doctor or other professional healthcare providers.