You may think you don’t have enough time to meditate. However you only need 60-seconds, 5-minutes, or a short break anytime during the day to renew yourself through meditation. As a result, you will feel less stressed and more relaxed.
You can practice meditation virtually anywhere. From your bedroom or car, to your office or garden, it really only matters that you are present in your mind. Just remember to take a few moments to return to yourself during your busy day – no matter where you are.
Research demonstrates that repeatedly practicing meditation has many benefits. For instance, you will:
- Reduce depression and stress
- Reduce heart rate, slow breathing and normalize blood pressure m .
- Decrease cortisol production in the body
- Slow aging of the body
- Increase brain size which help with attention and memory
- Strengthen the immune system
- Define a personal centering practice that is the basis for meaningful spiritual life
- Increase happiness
With all the research supporting the positive effects of meditation, why not give it a try? It’s easy to begin meditating you way to better health.
When Should I Meditate?
There are many times in every day that lend themselves to meditation. For instance:
- In the morning when you’re still in bed. This helps you begin your day centered and focused
- At the office early in the mornings. Get to work early, and use meditation to energize yourself before the business takes over.
- At your desk. Simply take a few minutes, just as you would take a break, and use meditation to renew and replenish your energy.
- Before a stressful meeting or a hectic commute. Taking a moment here to clear your mind with a meditation can do nothing but help.
- Before bed. Before you turn in for the night, relax you mind and body with a meditation to help you wind down, especially if you have insomnia or trouble sleeping.
Where Should I Meditate?
Any meditation experience can be enhanced when you create a personal space with your favorite items, a family photo, a special candle or inspirational book. Define a special place in your home or your office, that that triggers your meditative frame of mind. Then, you can make the most of your meditation time in this special place.