Meditation helps us in experiencing that quintessential peace at a soul level even while eliminating negative thoughts, worries and all those issues hindering our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual happiness.
Why one should Meditate:
Reduces Stress: Meditation reduces stress. Stress, be it physical or mental increases the levels of Cortisol, the stress hormone which in turn releases inflammation promoting chemicals like Cytokines.
These chemicals disrupt sleep patterns, increase blood pressure and cause severe fatigue.
To Feel Less Bothered: If you are one of those picking up on petty things and get bothered all the time, meditation comes to your rescue. Sitting quietly without any thought process for some time helps us in detaching from unruly, unwarranted issues and stop brain from magnifying meaningless things.
Treats Insomnia: Meditation helps you relax and can help with sleep related issues. According to several studies, meditation benefits those suffering from chronic insomnia. Researches have shown that insomniacs who meditated regularly for 8 weeks felt more relaxed before going to bed and could catch sound sleep.
Heal Faster: Meditation helps in healing faster and you heard it right! Researchers in the US, working on meditation techniques and its positive effects were surprised to find patients complained of less pain and more happiness after participating in a four-day-long meditation session. And MRIs’ taken for the patients during meditation have shown reduction in pain-induced cerebral blood flow.
Find Your Path: Meditation helps in calming down and not to bother about either past or future. This in turn aids in finding a clear path for success and growth. A study at Harvard Medical School demonstrated that meditation causes positive changes in brain’s functionality and lead us in finding success everywhere!
HOW TO MEDITATE: SIMPLE MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS
This meditation exercise is an excellent introduction to meditation techniques.
- Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair or cushion.
- Close your eyes. We recommend using one of our Cooling Eye Masks or Restorative Eye Pillows if lying down.
- Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
- Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.