Have you ever been frustrated with a piece of technology, like your phone, computer, home wi-fi or cable? And after numerous attempts at trying to ‘fix’ it, you end up shutting it off for a few minutes, walking away… then come back to turn it on and magically, it works?
Meditation is similar, but the technology impacted – before, during, and after – is your mind, body, and spirit.
In our day and age of incredible technology, our systems become overloaded… much like the Wi-Fi at home… with the various connections, interactions, demands of energy, output of energy, noise, lights, and more.
What is meditation?
A state in which the body is consciously relaxed and the mind is able to become calm, focused and free from distraction.
“Meditation can be daily hygiene for the soul, clearing out stress anxiety, and emotional blockages from our mind and body. Mediation has been referred to as a “mental shower”, cleaning and cleansing the mind.”
Only good comes from meditation. Only good.
Why is it good?
- Meditation allows your “thinking mind” to take a break from itself. Quiets the noise of the mind. Gives your nervous system a chance to wind down.
- Calms the waves – when the swirl of emotions and thoughts stop, clarity begins.
- Focus improves – first, only get used to focusing on one item, but will help with distractions in future.
- Love yourself – if you can observe your own thoughts and be a third party to them, and see how badass you are…
- Awake and present – you can focus on observing life.
- More relaxed and at ease – numerous articles by smart folks that its good for you.
- Study yourself. Get to know yourself. Love yourself. After all, you are stuck with yourself your
- Calms your entire being, leading to a calmer you!
- Reduces stress, able to handle stress better
- More compassionate
- Able to see things from other points of view
- More energy
- Able to be present
- Focus on one thing at a time
- Stabilizes the mind
- Increase vitality, emotional stability
- Develops full awareness – the mind is at peace yet highly alert
- Harvard scientists saw brain changes after 8 weeks of daily meditation.
I’m hosting a meditation workshop on Saturday, 2.16.2019 1-2:30pm. I’d love to have you join this
discussion, in a comfortable setting, focused on YOU and empowering you to start, continue, or go deeper
into your practice. We’ll discuss the preconceived notions of meditation, and get to the reality –
meaning, how you can add this to your busy life and carve out 5-10 minutes once or twice a day* to turn
off your systems, give them a break, and come back renewed.
*I’m a yoga teacher, know that I will of course endorse longer and more frequent – but let’s start you off