Why You Need Meditation in Your LifeNov 29, 2021
Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Close your mind. Focus on your mantra. Breathe in. Breathe out.
You can meditate for as little as one minute or up to an hour or more. Depends on you and the time you feel you can devote to it. There’s no right or wrong answer. What’s more important is that you do it.
Just like brushing your teeth is a part of your daily to-do list, so should meditation. And it’s easy. It takes no special clothing, just a comfortable place to sit (preferably in a quiet place). We usually meditate in our big, purple chair in our rooms, but we’ve also done it in our cars and at our desks.
Sit somewhere and close your eyes. Try to shut out the noise around you. Slow your breath and find a rhythmic pace for it. Breathe in. Breathe out.
Most people find it helpful to have a mantra – a special word – to help them focus. Popular mantras include love, peace, quiet, calm.
Find one that works for you and say it silently to yourself while breathing. If you find your mind drifting away (to your massive to-do list), remember your mantra and come back into focus.
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Benefits of Meditation
To start, meditation is the ultimate in self-care. This special time allows you to calm down when you’re frazzled. Meditation increases your focuses. Good-bye thoughts of running the kids to their practices, and good-bye thoughts of what to make for dinner. During meditation, none of that matters. This time is for you.
You can’t help but feel lighter and happier after a meditation session, no matter how long you end up meditating. Go conquer your day!
A study in PLOS shows mindfulness meditation may lower blood pressure. Mindfulness meditation is when have increased awareness and acceptance of simply being in the present. You can observe your emotions and thoughts, but don’t fixate on them. Let them pass and concentrate on the good.
Further, meditation might also bolster your immune system, according to this 2016 study. We like the sound of that.
So what are you waiting for? Relaxation, focus, lower blood pressure, and a boosted immune system are just a minute away.
Tell us your tips for successful meditation!