Mediation is a fantastic way change your way of being from “grumpy, stressed and angry” to “calm and happy”. There are heaps of benefits of meditation. Health benefits, emotional benefits and even being more productive.
People have been meditating for thousands of years. In recent years, we’ve started to study the effects of meditation.
There are so many health benefits to meditation that I’m not going to list them all.
Meditation also helps us sleep well which helps us reduce our stress levels.
Meditation has a direct impact on stress as well.
Article of 76 positive benefits: https://liveanddare.com/benefits-of-meditation/
Essentially meditation is shutting off that “constant train of thought”. We stop focusing on the analytical part of our brain and focus on a place of stillness.
This allows “deeper thoughts” to come. Ever had a light bulb moment? Those are those “deeper thoughts” rather than the “constant chatter”.
The idea is to “observe” yourself and become more mindful or aware of how your brain thinks and works.
Meditation is a practice that takes time to perfect. When you start off you won’t be doing it “perfectly”.
Start by committing to 5-15 minutes a day.
Find a comfortable place. Find a time when you won’t be interrupted. Either sitting up right (not slumped) or lying down. (You’re more likely to fall asleep if you’re lying down.)
Remember to enjoy it!
Dr Orlena is a medical doctor turned health coach. She helps busy mums go from "I can't lose weight" to feeling fit and fabulous. Find out more about her here.