I can’t sit still! My brain doesn’t stop! I just can’t meditate.
I have started and then stopped because it doesn’t work.
Meditation doesn’t have to be long. Just learning to concentrate on you breathing helps to relax the body and mind. You don’t have to sit cross- legged on the floor, just sitting comfortable on a chair is fine. If you lie on the floor, you’re more likely to go to sleep, which defeats the purpose.
“but yeah I don’t have time for that.”
Have you ever stopped to think about what it can do for you?
Or what can happen to your body when under stress?
There are different types of meditation and often it’s about finding one that suits you.
Moving meditation such as Yoga or Tai Chi, could be suitable for those of you who find it difficult to sit still for any length of time. In moving meditation you learn breathing techniques, the importance of posture, movement, flow, balance, and being centred. The art of visualisation and imagery is also practised.
Relaxation meditation is based on focusing attention on consecutive areas of the body and relaxing the muscles by tensing and relaxing, until the process is completed throughout the whole body. It allows the mind to be eased of the physical state of consciousness, and enjoy the heightened sense of relaxation and wellbeing.
This is a guided visual experience that involves creating a virtual reality scene within the imagination. This may be something like peacefully swimming with the dolphins or walking in a beautiful garden. It is a good place to start when trying to quieten your mind and a wonderful way to relax the body and mind.
The Benefits of Meditation on our health
Meditation is one of the most powerful tools we have in our modern world. The benefits of meditation are many;
- It is a naturally relaxing and healing process, which focuses on calming the mind and relaxing the physical body.
- Many cultures have preserved some practice of this ritualistic technique whether it’s in the form of prayer, reflection, or moving meditation such as Tai Chi or Yoga. These practices promote advances from the normal levels of perception that may result in a feeling of union and greater wellbeing to the world around you.
There has been much research to find out how much of an impact meditation has in our everyday lives and health matters. It’s been found to hold such a wide range of helpful and healing benefits across a broad spectrum that it is now included in medical mainstream practice as a great way to avoid general stress.
- In some cases, it has helped people to reduce their medications, in addition to pain management.
- Reduces anxiety
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increased Immunity
- Emotional Balance
- Increases Fertility
- Relieves Irritable bowel syndrome
- Anti- Inflammatory
Learning meditation was a lifesaver for me and I could not imagine my life with out it now. It does not have to be difficult, can you really afford to not give it a go?
Please try my FREE Meditations under FREEBIES https://www.judithtehuia.com/ – !freebies/cpv7 on my webpage or come and join us. I run weekly meditation classes at Angels Realm at Watergardens Town Centre and a fortnightly class at Diggers Rest. If you are interested in coming please let me know as you need to book you place.Contact me .