Updated: Dec 12, 2021
Meditation is an amazing practice to get into if you constantly find yourself filled with tension, anxiety, worry, or health problems. It is also important for anyone who wants to build and maintain an optimal level of physical, emotional, and mental health.
It has been shown that even 15 minutes of restorative meditation can help you feel calmer and have fewer health problems.
Many health problems can be directly or indirectly related to your state of mind. Excess stress in your life can lead to obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. The use of meditation can reduce your perception of stress so that you have a better chance of preventing these diseases from occurring.
Meditation involves no particular equipment, is free, and with some practice becomes second nature. It can also be practiced anywhere, it does not have to be on your bed, couch or floor. Once you are well practiced at meditation, you can do it while standing in line somewhere, walking around, and waiting for an appointment or even in rush hour traffic.
Benefits Of Meditation
Boosts Quality Of Life
Reduces Chronic Pain
Solidifies Mind Body Awareness
Improves The Enjoyment Of Life
Lower Blood Pressure
Provides For Deeper Relationships With Self And Others
History and Practice of Meditation
Meditation is a centuries old practice that is believed to have originated in the East Asian countries. Originally, a religious practice that helped its practitioners tap into all that is sacred and mystical in the world, as it spread throughout the world; people began using it for stress reduction, healing, and relaxation.
Mind Body Exercise
Meditation is a form of mind-body exercise. By using your mind, you can induce a trance state in which all of your muscles are calm and relaxed. This state of relaxation persists long after the meditation is over with and brings about biochemical changes in your brain and body that reduce the level of stress hormones within the body.
A Change Of Focus
Most of our lives are spent focused on the noises of the world, our work, our families and relationships, traffic, bills, and day-to-day living that can be chaotic and hectic.