Join us in celebrating national meditation month! It's true that meditation can be done anywhere, by anyone and at anytime. From a few minutes of calm and quiet reflection to a lengthier guided session the long term benefits of meditation are numerous.
Take a moment each day this month to develop a routine that will last a lifetime.
Meditation takes no special equipment or training. Simply find a quiet place in your home, your office or a place that brings you happiness, be it inside or outside taking in the beauty of nature. Sit in a comfortable position, making sure you are not to warm or too cold, and sit in silence and clear your mind. Allow all of your senses to take in your surroundings, close your eyes taking in long deep breaths, holding each one for just a moment and then slowly release each breath until your body and mind are calm and relaxed....then just enjoy the moment of quiet.
It's natural that 'stuff' will pop into your head especially when just beginning a meditation practice, acknowledge briefly and then move those thoughts out and return to being present in the moment enjoying the stillness.
A few of the top benefits that you will experience include:
Vision- meditation allows us to gain a clear vision of what we want from our life, our jobs, our health, our family and what we rank as most important.
Clarity-meditation allows us to remove the clutter that is constantly crowding our minds and our thoughts. This clarity allows us to see the bigger picture of our lives and what path is best for us to take as well as who should continue to be included in our journey.
Productivity-the practice of meditation allows us to focus and eliminate distractions as they pop in and out of our thoughts so that we can better focus on the important aspects of our lives.
Stress Relief-regular meditation can reverse the affects that stress has caused and allows us to remain calm when we face bumps in the road as we move along with our goals. The calmer you are the better you are at making solid well thought out decisions.
Enjoy meditation and all of its benefits this month and every month!