Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Meditation Is Good For Your Health

Some people are afraid of meditation because they think it is going to make them become lost in thought and not know where they are. I have heard that some people think that they will put themselves in a trance or shut themselves off from reality. I consider these old wives tales.

Mediating will help you to be more alert, calm, more focused, and you will not worry as much. It is really pleasant. Meditation is good 4 your health.

Some of the benefits you will get from mediating are:

•You will be more optimistic and have more self-worth.
•It will decrease stress, tension, anxiety & depression.
•It improves the immune system and improves your health.
•You will feel more spiritual.

Suggested Meditating Positions

You may sit with your back straight, lay down, or lotus position (sitting with legs crossed) you must be comfortable or it will distract from you meditation. If you sit in a chair, make sure your feet are flat on the floor. Place your hands on your lap palms down. It is very important that U do not slouch down. Make sure your clothes are loose and comfortable and the room is well ventilated. Breath through you nose if physically possible. It is good to meditate in the morning and at night. If you need to meditate in the middle of the day, then do it. It really is up to you.

How To Begin Meditating

Sit comfortably. Close your eyes. Feel your body start to relax. Listen to your breathing. If your mind starts to wander, just concentrate on your breathing and this will bring you back. Try to concentrate on words like peace, tranquility, calmness, love. It is suggested that you meditate at least 20 minutes. If this is not possible, do less. You may need to set a timer when you first try this. As soon as you are done meditating, open your eyes and slowly start moving. It takes time to get used to meditating, so be kind and patient with yourself.

The first time I meditated, I was so tired that my mind wandered so bad that I had to really concentrate on my breathing. I fell asleep and did not realize this until I woke up an hour later. I said to myself, I just won't wait so long to meditate. Meditating is really good for you. I noticed that I had more energy, I felt more hopeful about my life. I had a better outlook on things. I actually slept better. I listen to guided meditation every day now.

I found out there were different kinds of meditation. There is guided meditation, trans dental meditation, mantra meditation, Qi gong, Tai Chai, and the most current one I came across was holosync meditation. Yoga has been mentioned to be as calming as meditation as it has breathing and movements that calm the mind. I will do a separate post on these different kinds of meditation.

Meditation is so good for you that it has been known to help people suffering from allergies, high blood pressure, fatigue, asthma, and cancer. I find this totally amazing.

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