Updated: Jan 9
Meditation is a way of bringing yourself into the present moment with stillness of body and mind. It is a away of focusing on one thing, such as a goal you want to achieve/manifest or a way of releasing your emotions and feeling more at peace with yourself. It helps you to change your mindset and help you become more mindful of your thoughts and actions.
There are many forms of meditation some of these include.
Guided meditation, which have a focus on a particular subject.
Breathing meditation, which are all about just focusing on breath and being in the present moment.
Music meditation where you direct the focus or just sit in silliness. Different beats can stimulate different directions of healing.
Open eyed meditation where you focus on a point and keep that focus.
If you have not meditated before my best advice is to start with short guided meditations no longer then 10 mins, if you drift to thoughts of the day just bring yourself back to focusing on the breathing. The more you meditate the easier it becomes and the more benefit you will feel.
Meditation has many health benefit both physically, emotionally and spiritually.
It may help with
High blood pressure
Anger and frustration
Increase self awareness
Connection with your heart centre, which will open up more possibilities that you want to attract into your life.
Reaching and achieving your goals
Being at peace with oneself
coping with the stresses of life that come our way from time to time.
How to Meditate
Find a quite place to sit or lay comfortably, where you will not be disrupted . If you have children it's best to do this before bed with headphone on or when they are not at home.
Put on some music or a guided meditation and close your eyes.
Start with some deep breath in and out or one nostril breathing to calm down the body.
A great app for guided meditations is Insight timer - It free to use and has many meditations available.
I also will have some guided meditation audios available on the website
For more information on the research between concentrative and non directive meditation go to https://inlpcenter.org/brains-remarkable-response-to-two-types-of-meditation/