Updated: Aug 21, 2020
Why is everyone talking about meditation so much these days? What’s all the hype? And why should I try meditation? I don’t like to sit still that long and my mind never turns off! How can meditation even fit in my life?
These are just a few of things I’ve been hearing and reading these days. Our world is experiencing some major shifts for change and it’s elicited many to start finding ways to live more mindfully. This has prompted many to begin incorporating mediation practices.
What is meditation?
Meditation is a mindfulness practice where we allow space for observations without judgement or analyzing. You may observe thoughts, emotions, surroundings, movement, breath, and other aspects that are floating into this space. Meditation is a very personal practice and it’s up to you to decide how to honor yourself through meditation.
Meditation isn’t as hard as you might think it is
Often times, when one thinks about meditation, it’s assumed that you have to sit in stillness and remove all thoughts from your mind. Luckily, this isn’t actually the case. To separate out our thoughts is a very difficult thing to do, not impossible, but difficult.
Therefore, meditation is not the absence of thought or emotions, but rather creating space for them to flow in and out without holding on to them unnecessarily. Observations during meditation can still be uncomfortable depending on what you’re feeling and what you’ve been moving through, but don’t let that deter you from experiencing this inner work.
Mediation has many benefits
We live in a fast-paced society and meditation has the ability to encourage us to slow down, recognize how we move through spaces, and draw focus inward so we may check in to what our body is telling us. Below are just a few benefits of meditation.
Reduces stress and stress related conditions
Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression
Increases self-awareness and helps us recognize harmful thoughts
Improves focus and mental cognition
Improves your sleep cycle
Can aid in decreasing blood pressure and chronic pain
Allows for a deeper connection to oneself
Meditation can be done anywhere
You can meditate in bed or in your car, in the shower or outside walking. There are so many different ways to meditate that it makes it possible to hold your meditation practice anywhere! You don’t need a giant room or to check off any boxes. You are all you need on your journey through meditation.
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