How often do you meditate? If you have not yet made meditation a daily habit, I urge you to consider it. You’ll quickly come to see that it is not only a spiritual practice for self-awareness and healing, but it can also play a vital part in your overall happiness and wellbeing.
Here are 7 ways meditation helps you live with purpose and joy:
1. Creates Take Charge of Your Life
Meditation gives you time alone in silence to reflect on your thoughts in the presence of the real you. When you allow yourself to be in stillness to connect with your truth, you empower yourself in life-changing ways. You could say it’s a way of tapping in to your magic powers and attracting everything you need for your soul’s path.
2. Nurtures Good Moods
Think about all the people that we come into contact with in different situations throughout the day, everywhere from being at work, at the grocery store, the gym, the doctor’s office or social events. Moodiness leaves you feeling disconnected, emotionally numb, hindering interactions with other people, and disrupting our quality of life. The good news is that meditation can make a difference. Focusing the mind in mindful meditation and breathing for even a few minutes a day helps us release all that is holding us back from a happy, balanced state of mind.
3. Relieves Stress
Stress can be disrupting to your life. The stress-meditation connection is interesting. A part of the brain releases the hormone cortisol, which is responsible for stress. When you meditate, you are in essence cutting out this release and you will emerge from a meditation session feeling refreshed and released. These stress-relieving qualities also help slow the aging process.
4. Boosts Memory
We’ve all heard the expression ‘the mind is a powerful thing.” Meditation’s ability to improve the power of the mind is proven through many studies. By requiring concentration and focus, meditation exercises the intention to keep memory sharp naturally. Regular practice stimulates memory centers in the brain enhancing both short term and long-term retention and recall.
5. Relieves Headaches and Pains
Headaches and other forms of pain can make life unbearable. A few years ago, a team of researchers in India discovered the effect of meditation on headaches. The Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology reports that their practice was found to be very effective. Meditation of 20-minutes or more has also shown to reduce pain intensity for more chronic pain sufferers.
6. Supports Weight Management
Weight loss is not just about what you do or don’t eat. It’s about what is going on in your mind. And that’s where meditation can be a positive support system by helping you connect and heal your relationship with your body and food. Furthermore, through meditation, you can positively program the brain for successful weight management goals.
7. Improves Love Life
Meditation opens up the heart to give and receive love. It also enhances emotional connections. In love relationships, this is good for harmony. Many couples practice meditation together to enrich their partnerships, and it works. As a result, they come to have better communication, nonreactive listening, and compassion – and can take care of relationship problems before they escalate.
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