It’s no secret that meditating is great for mental health. But sometimes we all may wonder
“how does anyone have the time?!” Meditating doesn’t have to be an hour long, with your legs crossed on the top of a mountain…. Although if you have that opportunity, definitely take it! It is about the practice of mindfulness, training your brain to bring attention to the present moment.
Why is Meditating Great for Your Mental Health?
There are so many benefits to meditation, but what makes it so great? It has a lot of benefits for both physical and
psychological health. Controlling your breath can have TONS of benefits for your physical health. But a major benefit is being able to change the way you
control how you handle stress. Here are some great benefits of meditation:
- Lowers oxygen consumption
- Increases blood flow
- Lowers heart rate
- Decreases muscle tension
- Helps with headaches & migraines
- Builds self-confidence
- Helps focus & concentration
- Increases creativity
- Improved memory
- Influences mood and behaviour
- Builds self-confidence
- Provides peace of mind
- Promotes happiness
- Increased compassion
- Growing wisdom
- Changes attitude toward life
Best of all, meditation has NO negative side effects. Bottom line, there is nothing but positive to be gained from it! With such a huge list of benefits, the question you should ask yourself is, “why am I not meditating yet?”
How to Start Your Meditation Journey
Meditation doesn’t require any fancy clothing or equipment. It doesn’t take any special space or time. Simply, all you need it you! A great place to start meditating is first thing in the morning while you’re still in bed! There is no specific end goal for meditating, it is all about the process. Remember that they way you feel is the most important part. A great
way to get started is to use meditation apps or online videos to help you get stared.
Here are some great tips for meditating:
- Find a comfortable quiet place
- Start small – 5 – 10 minutes and increase from there
- Sit, lay down, stand (whatever is better for you)
- Focus on your breath
- Put on some calming music
- Diffuse calming essential oils (DoTerra Serenity is great to promote relaxation)
Still Having Troubles Meditating?
In our office we offer a really awesome guided meditation program. It’s called Biofeedback. It is a form of meditation that you plug into and it measures your heart rate and resonance (relaxation level). It a great way for people starting out their meditation journey or for more advanced to expand. Check out our Biofeedback page to learn more!