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There are many reasons for maintaining a meditative practice. Taking time out to still your mind is essential for your health. During meditation you nourish, cleanse and re-energise yourself. Meditation is your time to go within and tune into your intuitive inner guidance. You can clear yourself of your day, cut cords, practice peace-making and let go of the issues on the mind. During meditation you set your intentions for the day, the week and the month ahead of you. That way, you run your own life in a magical and powerful way. Meditation is your time of creation, restoration, healing, connection and inner-tuition. This month we start a series of new meditation courses. So why would you want to join this simple practice of just sitting still?
Why is Meditation so Important?
Too often people say they are too busy to meditate. In fact, the busier you are, the more you need meditation. If you’re constantly on the go, most likely it’s stressful in ways that are obvious and not so obvious. Mental and physical stress over time can lead to health conditions such as:
- Sleep disturbances
- Digestive problems
- Emotional imbalances
- Various bodily ailments
Integrating meditation into your schedule can be an investment in your health. The benefits are life changing. You may take for granted your own ability to heal, and by reconnecting to yourself in this way, you can ignite some of the magic within. The nervous system calms down and the mind and body restores itself.
The Many Benefits of Meditation
Studies have found that meditation is a fantastic resource for reducing stress and increasing happiness. Meditation has proven to:
- Relieve depression
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Reduce anger
- Enhance self-awareness
- Strengthen your immune system
- Lower blood pressure
- Energise you through focused breathing
- Speed up healing of any illness
- Sharpen your attention and concentration
- Improve memory
- Help you to sleep better
- Boost your self-esteem
- Improve productivity and creativity at work
- Bring insight and wisdom
- Align body, mind and soul
- Cultivate calm, compassion and empathy
- Help us enjoy more satisfying, positive, harmonious relationships with others
- Make positive changes in the brain, increasing neural networks related to well-being.
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Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hansen is a useful resource that draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate and strengthen your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth.The author explains how you can activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger through mindfulness and meditation.
People who meditate regularly:
- Have more energy and awareness
- Are generally happier with their lives
- Are more compassionate and empathetic
- Are more caring and feel connected to others.
Meditation can save us money. How?
- It’s easy and can be done anywhere
- It can help overcome addictions
- It helps develop healthy lifestyles.
Time to Meditate
The length of meditation is not as important as the discipline of a regular practice. If you only have five minutes, that is fine. You will still benefit. Every time you tap into the stillness within, you bring some of that peace with you into your day. People who meditate actually experience that they create more time in their lives. How is that possible? Well, when you’re rushed or stressed, you don’t think clearly and you end up making mistakes and doing things twice. When you’ve invested in stillness, your mind is clearer, you are able to work more efficiently, you have more energy and you think more creatively.
Over time, you may find yourself naturally enjoying longer meditations.
How do I Meditate?
There are many enjoyable ways to meditate:
- Reflection – reflecting on your day to gain wisdom.
- Daydreaming – just letting the mind wander, make new connections and create fresh ideas.
- A mindful walking meditation – being in your senses, listening to the bird songs.
- Breathing – just sitting and breathing
- Stillness – doing nothing for a while.
In my line of work, meditation is a therapeutic, healing and personal development tool. Over the years I have developed powerful transformational meditations for healing, energising, empowerment, manifesting/creating, enhancing intuition, promoting wholeness and connecting with your inner guidance.
I incorporate these in my work, my books and meditation courses. This month we are starting new series of meditation courses. Join us now and experience the amplified effect of group meditation. It’s so powerful and transformational it will change your life and your world for the better right from the first session. Visit the Events Calendar for full details.
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