The word meditation has been tied to specific religions and stereotypes for years, but it’s time to set the record straight. It’s not about humming words or strenuous hours of sitting in a rigid position, it’s about clearing your mind and entering a state of complete relaxation.
Anyone can meditate and reap the benefits, no matter what religion you practice or what part of the world you’re from. Truth is, meditation has so many benefits, both physical and psychological, that it’s hard to argue why you shouldn’t make this part of your everyday routine.
Check out these facts from Art of Living:
· Lowers high blood pressure
· Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
· Decreases tension-related pain, such as tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
· Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
· Improves the immune system
· Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy
· Anxiety decreases
· Emotional stability improves
· Creativity increases
· Happiness increases
· Intuition develops
· Gain clarity and peace of mind
· Problems become smaller
· Meditation sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands through relaxation
· A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
· An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
In a world where we are constantly “plugged in” and days that seem to come to an end too soon, disconnecting and giving your brain a break is a must!