A simple meditation can completely alter your perspective, and it is so easy to do.
When stressed, the body responds by going into ‘fight or flight’ mode. After a prolonged period, this response can wreak havoc on your health. Meditation turns on the opposite response by promoting balance and calmness, which helps you live a more fulfilled (and less upset!) life.
Most people think they need to know “how to meditate” – well, it is as easy as closing your eyes and taking deep breaths. We sometimes focus too much on emptying our minds and then get discouraged once we realize how hard it is!
Instead, find a quiet space, sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and start to focus on taking deep belly breaths. By breathing deeply & slowly, your body and mind will start to relax. Allow the tension to drift away & remember you are perfectly whole, complete, and all right, just the way you are.
You can reap the benefits of meditation by dedicating just a few minutes a day to your practice. Set your alarm for 5 minutes, close your eyes and start breathing. You will be surprised how much can shift in your mind. Once you start to feel grounded and comfortable, I encourage you to increase your time.
TIP: Download the Insight Timer app on your phone, it allows you to set a timer with start and end sounds that feel right for your. Plus, there are hundreds of guided meditations to choose from to take your meditation practice to the next level.