By Greg.Digital “Mr.Meditate & Motivate”
Peace to the tribe, welcome to the Holistic Hallway.
“The truth is we all meditate throughout the day. The only difference is some of us are aware of what we’re doing and are able to control it. Throughout this read, you’ll connect more with meditation and become aware of those moments.”
What is meditation?
Merriam-Webster definition of meditation:
“the act or process of spending time in quiet thought: the act or process of meditating”
formal: an expression of a person's thoughts on something
What do I need for meditation?
Meditation can be done in the comfort of your bed, on the floor, sitting on a nice cushion. It’s completely up to you. Just make sure you’re in a comfortable quiet space. We would recommend using your cell phone timer to keep track of how long you’re meditating. For beginners try to start with 7 mins, more advanced individuals can up their time as they see fit.
How do you meditate?
First and foremost, get comfortable. If you’re not comfortable you won’t be able to focus on your breathing. Set your timer. Focus on your breathing, inhale deeply hold your breath for 5-10 seconds and exhale. As you focus on your breathing don’t think (this is the hard part). Our minds will wander off but that’s completely normal just focus on your breathing.
How often should I meditate?
Try to keep yourself on a daily schedule. As I said, I meditate daily. I’ve made it apart of my morning routine. Most of us wake up and pick up our phones before giving ourselves any self-care time. You can meditate when you wake up in the morning, before you leave the house, in the middle of the day as a mid-day mental stretch or before bed. Ultimately the choice is yours.
What are the benefits of meditation?
Here are 12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation that I included because I personally can attest to all of these benefits, within my circle of family and friends who meditate as well as myself.
- Reduces stress
- Controls anxiety
- Promotes emotional health
- Enhances self-awareness
- Lengthens attention span
- May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss
- Can generate kindness
- May help fight addictions
- Improves sleep
- Helps control pain
- Can decrease blood pressure
- You can meditate anywhere
“Meditating daily has helped me shift from being in a rush to taking my time. I made a pledge to myself that I’ll meditate every day. I owe it to myself, so do you! ”
How many different forms of meditation are there?
There are 7 forms of meditation you can research and determine which one is best for you.
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Transcendental Meditation
- Guided Meditation
- Vipassana Meditation (Sayagyi U Ba Khin Tradition)
- Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta Meditation)
- Chakra Meditation
- Yoga Meditation
- Anyone can meditate
- It can be done anywhere as long as its a quiet place
- It reduces stress
- It can increase memory
- There are many forms of meditation
- There’s no time limit on it
- It can be done as a group
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