Meditation clears the mind of unnecessary thoughts to open up your noggin and build peace and space. It helps you to be your best “you.”
I love to meditate because taking a few minutes out of my day to sit calmly and relax is simple, but also powerful.
Try it–I think you’ll like it.
Researchers have used brain scans on people who meditate, and it shows that meditation
literally changes the brain and body.
Here are just a few of the awesome things meditating will do for your body:
1. It will increase the gray matter in your brain–the part responsible for intelligence–and slows down the brain’s natural aging processes.
2. It will majorly reduce stress.
3. It will help you learn to control your thoughts and stop the bad ones from cropping up.
4. It will improve your concentration.
5. It will teach you to live in the moment, in the present.
6. And, of course, you will look really cool doing it.
Think you don’t have time to meditate?
How much time do you spend in front of your computer screen? The TV? Your iPad?
Power them down just 5 minutes early and set aside that time to meditate.
How do you meditate?
1. Get comfy
2. Don’t stress
Also, a notebook and pen nearby for any pressing thoughts that won’t go away is handy.
You can sit any way you like. Sit cross-legged, against a wall, a pillow, or in a split if you’re so inclined. It really doesn’t matter.
Take deep breaths in and out through your nose.
Clearing your mind of thoughts can be daunting, but starting slowly is key.
Let your mind relax and settle.
Picture a big empty chalkboard or a serene lake. If thoughts do come into your mind, acknowledge them, write them in your notebook if you need to, and send those thoughts on their merry way.
It’s like weeding–the weeds always come, but you see them and take care of them. No harm done for the flowers.
If you find yourself thinking about what you need to get done still or something else floating around…concentrate on your breath and start counting your inhales and exhales. Slowly you’ll return to yourself.