Meditation can benefit everyone, and there’s really no right or wrong way to do it. Here is 5 fabulous reasons to give meditation a try
Helps with stress. Mental and physical stress cause increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Meditation lowers these stress hormones in the body. This is big, as we seem to be more stressed that ever with our technology-infused lives. Anything to reduce your stress load is a positive.
Lower Anxiety. Less stress, less anxiety. Meditation can also help reduced symptoms of anxiety disorders, such as phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviours and panic attacks
Improve your memory. Meditation is all about deep, clarifying focus, meaning it works to improve our memories as well. Meditation can help us become more aware of the world around us. This improves our memories and our abilities to not get distracted so easily. These skills are so important as our attention spans are getting shorter and shorter with each day, with your phone in hand, social media and constant distractions.
Lose weight. Research shows that excess levels of cortisol, your stress hormone, in the body can lead to unwanted weight gain. Since meditation reduces stress, it naturally sheds any stress-induced weight gain.
Have better sleeps.Nearly half the population will struggle with insomnia at some point. Sleep is a healing process, so any steps you can take to improve it are beneficial. If you are less stressed you’re going to sleep better. Lowering cortisol levels and reducing overactivity of your mind is important if you tend to have issues falling asleep.
Remember like everything, meditation takes practice! Try not to get frustrated if you aren’t great at first. Like everything else, clearing your mind takes patience and practice.