Meditation is a form of relaxation and has significant health benefits. When meditating, your breathing becomes deeper which allows your body to receive more oxygen, your heart rate slows, all your muscles begin to relax, all aches and pains disappear for the duration of your meditation, your mind switches off from daily human problems and you allow your inner mind (the spiritual mind) to communicate with the inner you, along with your Guides and Angels. Blood pressure drops and doing a meditation everyday, is enough to actually begin to feel these health benefits.
When researching on the web, how to meditate, the consensus is to switch phones off, get yourself comfortable, listen to some soft music and focus on your breathing. Advise is to meditated for 10 -20 mins at a time but in actual fact, all these health benefits can be gains with just 2 mins a day.
Those of us that are experienced at meditation, can meditate in the middle of a night club, or at the checkout queue in the supermarket! It is all about shifting your focus to the inner peaceful area of your soul even if its just for a few mins.
Have you ever found yourself staring at something and you lose awareness of what is going off around you? That is a form of meditating called live meditation. Meditation does not necessarily mean you are going down a path in a garden etc, meditating is about switching of the brain and body and listening to your inner voice.
Close your eyes (make sure you’re in a safe place…not when driving!), and focus on your breathing and count in your mind, your in breath to a 5 and again on your out breath and know your health is benefiting. By doing this, your brain can not process any other thought at the same time.
So, next time you are stressed, uptight or just need a break, do your brain and physical a favor, and meditate.