If you follow me on social media then you'll have probably seen how much I adore mediating, it makes me feel so positive and relaxed, so I wanted to share some tips with you all to see if you would ever like to try meditation yourself.
Before we get onto how wonderful meditation is, let's have a quick talk about the benefits of what meditation can do for you. The most popular benefits of meditation are; reducing pain and enhances the body's immune system, reducing the feelings of depression, anxiety, anger and confusion, increasing your blood flow and slowing your heart rate. Meditation provides a sense of calm, peace and balance in your mind, body and soul, it also helps reduce heart disease, helps control your thoughts, increases your energy and reduces stress and that is all just to name a few ways meditating can help. If you're new to meditating or just don't know where to begin, here are my top tips to help:
|| Arms/Hands || Relax your shoulders and arms, letting your hands rest on your thighs. Alternately, pace one hand on another in your lip.
|| Legs/Feet || If you're sitting in a chair, keep your feet flat on the floor and your spine straight. If you're sitting cross-legged on a cushion, the important thing is to have your knees below your hips. If you need a higher seat for this, make one.
|| Emotions || Long-term meditators show increased size in brain regions associated with emotional regulation. "Larger volumes in these regions might account for meditators' singular abilities and habits to cultivate positive emotions, retain emotional stability, and engage in mindful behaviour," according to a UCLA study.
|| Eyes || Decide what you're going to do with your eyes. If you want the experience to be more body-based, close them. If you want to feel more anchored in the space you're in, keep them open.
|| Time || Meditation isn't about length; it's about frequency. In the same way you don't get strong by lighting one giant weight one time, you should try and sit regularly. Five or ten minutes a day is a great start.
"If you seek peace, be still. If you seak wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself." - Becca Lee. I hope you all have the most wonderful, peaceful and magical day. Namaste.