What is Meditation and Can It Better Your Life?

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Posted Jan 29th, 2020 in Health & Wellbeing

What is Meditation and Can It Better Your Life?

Life can be very stressful for many reasons, often outside our control so we all need to find a way to relax and help us cope with these stresses. Meditation is one approach that has been used for centuries.  The oldest documented evidence of the practice of meditation are wall arts in the Indian subcontinent from approximately 5,000 to 3,500 BC, showing people seated in meditative postures with half-closed eyes.

Here are some of the benefits experienced by people who meditate on a regular basis.

1. Meditation Can Make You More Self-Aware
Meditation allows you to focus on yourself, it’s the time when you try to relax and strengthen the connection between your mind and body. Therefore, meditation can help deal with stress, put some challenges that you may have in perspective, and reduce negative emotions that maybe are you dealing with. Set aside some time for daily meditation and remember that you can do it in any place that makes you feel comfortable.

2. Letting Go of Stress and Anxiety
When people stress, it is mostly about things that happened in the past and can’t be undone or about things in the future that may not happen. Meditation is about focusing on the present, taking care of yourself and putting aside all the things that you can’t control. Taking time during the day for regular meditation could make you a happier and more productive person during the day.

3. Heightened Mental Focus and Clarity
These days, with more and more technology being used, most of us forget to occasionally disconnect or take a break and it can all become exhausting and overwhelming.  Remember that everyone needs a break at some times, and you will find that concentrating more on yourself and less on your phone, computer etc. will give to you the peace of mind that maybe you are looking for. If you are a meditation beginner, the most important first step is to find a quiet room in your home and make it your favourite place enjoy this new practice.

4. Well Worth the Time You Invest
When we look any exercise or some new practice by yourself, we always start to think “I have to do it”. Instead, try to change the focus to “ I want to do it”. You will see the difference in these different sentences as you start on this new path feeling better.


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