Because meditation is single handedly one of the most important gifts you can give to yourself. And the best part is, it can be done in hundreds, even thousands of ways. You can meditate with music, with movement, with breath, seated, lying down, standing on your head. The possibilities are endless. But essentially, meditation is the intentional choice to sit silently with yourself for a period of time and to allow your mind to do its thing without trying to turn it off or run away from it.
- Sit in a chair or a bed either first thing in the morning or before I went to bed at night.
- Set a timer and breathe.
- Focus on a mantra or phrase that brought my peace or simply observe my breath going in and out. When a thought comes to mind, try not to judge it. Just let it pass by and return to your breath or phrase
Increases focus & concentration, memory, cognition, immune system resistance, positivity, and gratitude
Reduces stress hormones, blood pressure, heart rate, anxiety, and depression
Raises activity (and growth of gray matter) in the prefrontal cortex, balancing
Improved reasoning, planning, and rational thinking.
Fear center (amygdala) switches off and the love center lights up
BDNF (brain fertilizer) is increased and nourishes the brain
Hope this helps on your meditation journey!
HUGS AND CALM THOUGHTS,