What is Meditation?
Meditation is a journey from activity to silence. Meditation is a skill, a tool, and a pathway. It is a great tool for receiving physical, mental, and emotional benefits (such as stress release, enhanced creativity, increased memory, better quality of sleep, and improved mood). It is also a pathway to reconnecting with our true essence and rediscovering the bodymind’s own inner intelligence, leading to a lifetime of abundance and fulfillment.
Meditation is essentially present moment awareness. It is a break away from the daily activities we are engaged in most of our waking lives and from thinking about, focusing on, and holding onto our perceived past and future. Meditation is shifting from all that activity and noise into the silence that is the present moment.
Practiced for thousands of years, meditation is not about forcing the mind to be quiet, but rather about finding the silence and clarity that are already there within you, and making them a part of your life.
Silence is the birthplace of happiness, clarity, creativity, and infinite possibilities. From this field of pure potentiality we get our bursts of inspiration, our most intuitive thoughts, and our deepest sense of connection to the Universe. Practicing meditation on a daily basis allows you to weave silence and stillness into your mind and body to create a life of greater compassion and fulfillment. Meditation is a journey to the center of our very being; a journey to emotional freedom; and a journey to the reawakening of our unconditioned self and infinite potential.
What are the benefits of Meditation?
Regular meditation practice can help you to:
- Manage stress
- Reduce anxiety
- Improve your relationships with others and yourself
- Create inner peace
- Awaken your intuition and innate wisdom
- Enhance your sleep patterns
- Lower your blood pressure
- Become less judgmental
- Connect to Spirit, the source of all life
Meditation is recommended for anyone who wishes to enjoy deeper peace, freedom of spirit, and mastery of life.
The Antidote to Stress – How Can Meditation Affect My Health?
Nowadays, scientists and physicians are increasingly citing stress as a major contributing factor to most illnesses. Even though meditation should not be considered a cure by itself, research has shown it to be beneficial for a wide range of health problems.
During the practice of meditation, stress is released and we gain access to a deeper level of rest, referred to as restful alertness or restful awareness, where the mindbody releases stress and undergoes a detoxification process. Restful awareness sets a transformative process in motion, and in turn, our bodymind begins to function with maximum effectiveness, creating health, vitality, and happiness.