Meditation - bringing yourself into the present moment. To give the feeling of connection & calmness to yourself!
It doesn't matter how you get there, but it matters the feeling you have in that moment.
1. Reduces Stress
Practicing meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and often brings clarity to your mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. More often than not, this process brings in a new perspective on stressful situations and enhances physical and emotional well-being.
2. Controls Anxiety
Brain imaging found that meditation-related anxiety relief was associated with activation of the areas of the brain that are involved with executive function and the control of worrying.
3. Promotes Emotional Health
The deep focus you encounter during your practice has been known to increase self-awareness and allows you to focus on the present, your imagination, and creativity, while reducing negative emotions.
4. Improves Sleep
Feeling less stress? Having more clarity and more focus on your waking life? Well good luck - your sleep will benefit now as well! Meditation practiced regularly has been known to promote sleep patterns because of the deep focus and mental releases, especially when practiced at night during a bedtime routine.
5. Helps Control Pain
Meditation has the overall effect of helping to reduce pain intensity in by activating and reinforcing some areas of the brain used in pain processing. Intentional meditation has been also thought to be able to redirect how pain exists by managing stress and inflammation in the body.
6. Can Decrease Blood Pressure
When you pull together all the above benefits: reductions in stress and anxiety, better emotional health, better sleep at night, and reductions in any possible pain, its no wonder that your average blood pressure would fall as well! If you have a goal to be medication free and live a non-toxic life, meditation practices alongside proper diet and activity could be your answer.
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