IMPORTANCE OF MEDITATION - RESTORE YOUR MIND & SPIRIT

MEDITATING TO HELP YOUR MIND & SOUL

While meditation is as old as history itself, it did not find its place in Western culture until the early 1960's and '70's. This was a tumultuous period when much of our culture was being questioned, tested and redefined, and many turned to meditation to cope with the pressure.
 
It was during this stressful time that practitioners realized that one of the most important aspects of meditation is its ability to release stress from our bodies. This “cleansing” is achieved by bridging the gap between consciousness and our unconscious selves allowing situations or “bad” thoughts that increase stress to become less significant and lose their power. 
Meditation allows you to feel more peaceful and relaxed. Individuals who practice meditation regularly report profound psychological, physical and spiritual well-being. When meditating, you can replace and clear unwanted thoughts and replace them with life affirming versions thus promoting lasting peace of mind, body and soul. Meditation is your gateway to inner peace and a more positive and productive life.
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BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

​Mental and physical benefits that come from a daily meditation practice include:
  • You become more calm. Meditation allows you to focus and your life becomes more clear and calm. Meditation helps put the chaos of daily life in perspective, define your daily tasks allowing you to achieve more peace.

  • You will lower your blood pressure. Meditation reduces stress levels and manages stress, resulting in lower blood pressure. Much better than taking pills to lower your blood pressure!

  • Friends, family and coworkers will enjoy your company. Meditation produces increased positive energy. You will be happier and more pleasant to be around, and people will naturally gravitate to you because you make them feel good.

  • Your productivity will increase. Since solutions to everyday problems will become more obvious, you will begin to experience clear focus that will allow you to accomplish more.
  • You may live longer. Meditation reduces stress and increases peace, both will promote health. Meditation promotes peace and inner calm, stress is reduced dramatically. Choose to live longer by choosing more peace in your life. 
  • Spiritual awareness will be strengthened. Your connection with your God will be strengthened. You will become more aware of your surroundings, and this higher awareness leads to a deeper connection.

  • You will be more rested. Meditation puts you into a deeper state of rest than deep sleep, you can achieve the equivalent of several hours of sleep in one 20 minute meditation session.
 
  • You will solve difficult problems. When your mind is clear and you're in a state of peace, solutions appear to seemingly difficult problems. Meditation attracts solutions and allows you to see pathways to solve life’s problems.
 
  • You can visualize and focus. Meditation helps clear your mind and focus on simple things but can also help manifest your desires when combined with positive affirmations. When you meditate and visualize, you open the communication channel for manifesting positive events in your life.
 
  • You will be a happier and healthier person. You will be virtually stress free and have a more peaceful and positive outlook on life knowing that you can handle any situation.
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TO BEGIN MEDITATION

ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS

get rid of distractions
​Turn off ALL of those outside technological intrusions starting with your phone, computers and TV. You need a quiet, calm and peaceful space. In the beginning, commit to a minimum of 10 minutes or more with no interruption and progress to 20-30 minutes.

GET COMFORTABLE

​Posture is important, but you must be comfortable with your back upright and the line of your spine to you head straight. Most practitioners use a seated position on the ground with their hands relaxed in their lap. Do not lay flat as a beginner as you may literally fall asleep rather than meditate.

RELAX

​Close your eyes and relax your jaw and facial muscles. Mentally take stock of your body from head to toe, searching for any muscle tension that may need to be released. The key is to be completely relaxed.
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EXHALE

​Slowly exhale and completely empty your lungs. Slowly and gently inhale and exhale through your nose with a deep rhythmic cycle filling your lungs to capacity and exhaling the air completely. This “belly breathing” involves slow, complete and long in and out breaths. Pause briefly at the end of each in and out breath. Focus on the feeling and sounds of your breathing.

HEART-MIND CONNECTION

​You will learn to activate your heart-mind connection and a thought-clearing mode. As conscious thoughts arise, learn to dismiss them by surrounding them with the six virtues of appreciation, compassion, forgiveness, humility, valor, and understanding.
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