The Benefits of Meditation

breathe calm meditation relax Jun 10, 2022

Have you ever wanted to meditate but just not sure if you’re doing it right? Or feel like it’s just not your thing? Or don’t understand the purpose of it all?

The good news is, meditation IS for everyone and it CAN be learned. 

Throw out the misconceptions about meditation being for only for monks or hippies, or having to sit in silence for hours on end, or OMMMing with your hands on your knees. Yes these are some methods people like to use but you don't HAVE TO, in order to have a successful meditation.

The word 'meditation' sometimes scares people off doing it or even talking about it with others. But all you're really doing is quietening the mind, relaxing your body and bringing yourself back to centre. When you are in a go go go mentality, you find stress starts to creep in and you become overwhelmed with life. Centring yourself and calming your body, your breath and nervous system, even if it's only once a week, can have HUGE benefits in your day to day life.

Don't believe me? Why not give it a go and see for yourself? What have you got to lose?

What are the benefits of meditation? 

There are so many, I couldn’t list them all as it would make for a very long blog post. There are emotional and physical benefits, as meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. People have been known to ease pain, reduce stress, and heal disease through the intention of meditating, not to mention being able to receive messages from spirit guides or past loved ones.

Some key benefits:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations.
  • Managing stress, anxiety & depression.
  • Increasing self-awareness.
  • Focusing on the present.
  • Lowers cortisol levels.
  • Lengthens attention spans.
  • Reducing negative emotions.
  • Enhances serotonin levels.
  • Increasing imagination and creativity.
  • Connecting with a higher source.
  • Boosts concentration.
  • Increasing patience and tolerance.
  • Improves quality of sleep.

 

The purpose of meditating is to relax and clear the mind so you can allow the state of peace to envelop you and take you where you need to go.

It’s generally necessary to have at least 5 to 20 distraction-free minutes to spend on this, though meditation sessions can really be any length. 

You can give yourself 5 minutes in the car, for a quick refreshing meditation or a longer sitting or laying down session in your favourite meditating room. Either way, you will need to find a quiet spot somewhere, where you won’t be disturbed, and give yourself the allocated time to focus on the purpose behind your meditation. Listening to calming music or even a recorded guided meditation can be extremely beneficial.

If you struggle to meditate or clear your mind properly, I recommend that you keep trying for a style that suits you best. The benefits of meditation far outweigh the struggle of learning how to do it. Keep at it and reach out for help if you feel it’s not working for you.

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If you're interested in participating in regular meditations with myself and other like minded souls, our INNA POWA membership might be for you. We conduct LIVE meditations once a month via zoom and we have found the group benefits greatly from the group debrief afterwards. CLICK HERE to find out more about the INNA POWA Membership.

Happy Meditating 😊🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏻‍♂️

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