Breathe in. Breathe out. Learn to discard thoughts and distractions entering your mind and refocus on your breath.
Not a lot to it right? Seems pretty simple. So if you aren’t already meditating, why not start today?
Archaeologists have found art representing meditation that dates all the way back to 3,000 B.C., nearly 5,000 years ago. The art shows people sitting in the “traditional” meditation position, with legs crossed and arms out, almost like a scale. Now, nearly 5,000 years later, meditation has become a wide-spread method used by millions of people. However, since meditation has been around 5,000 years, there are various varieties of methods that one can choose from.
There are six main types of meditation:
Depending on how many hits this post receives, I may or may not do a post on each type of meditation. But for now, this post will only discuss the benefits of meditation and how it can improve your life, and you can look up the different types of meditations yourself to see what fits you best!
Let’s get started by listing the benefits of meditation:
1. It Lowers Stress
Meditation allows you take take control of your emotions and your thoughts. By meditating, you will gain power over negative emotions/thoughts and put yourself back into a positive state of mind.
2. It Strengthens Your Cardiovascular System and Immune Health
Meditation decreases blood pressure due to being in state of relaxation, therefore opening up your blood vessels for better blood flow. The reduced stress levels provided by meditation subsequently strengthen the immune system.
3. It Inspires Other Healthy Habits
This kind of goes without saying, but your going to be more likely to engage in healthier activities/habits when you meditate, due to the overall boost of energy and happier state of mind.
4. You’ll Become More Self-Aware and Accepting
Daily meditation will help you stay focused while working throughout the day by allowing you to manage your thoughts better. You will become less distracted by what is going on around you and you’ll become a productive machine! It will also help you accept difficult news and help you adjust to big life changes.
Are you convinced to start meditating yet?