Meditation has been around for centuries, but it has only been recently that we started learning the benefits. We only knew how we felt afterwards.
The most notable is the reduction of stress and anxiety. This is the reason a lot of people turn to meditation in the first place, or they will increase their practice because of the known benefits. Sitting and breathing for any length of time reduces stress and anxiety, leaving you feeling more calm, relaxed both physically and emotionally.
Reducing stress has benefits in the body such as reduction of inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and reducing pain. When we feel better, we tend to take better care of our bodies, and can live a more active life, maybe make better, healthier choices.
Meditation can also increase our immune system helping us fight against illness. During these difficult and trying times, we can use all the help we can get!
Meditation can improve concentration and focus. Who couldn’t use a little more of this! Taking time out to meditate helps our brains to re-boot, helping us to get things done easier and more efficiently.
Meditation helps reduce depression because it increases your feeling of wellbeing, you feel relaxed and less stress.
Meditation in general can help with so many things in your everyday life. It may help with your creativity, improve your memory, can help you fight illness, help you improve your mental health and your physical health. I can go on and on, but I think you get the point. The benefits are many. Why would you not want to at least give this practice a try. See what benefits you get. If anything, just relax for one hour. Take time out for what I call selfcare or selflove. Something most of us do not do enough of, which makes a lot of the conditions I listed above worse. Stress, anxiety, blood pressure, depression, illness, diminished immune system, concentration and focus. When all of this is out of alignment, the body is in a tailspin. Meditation can help bring all of it back to center and improve your overall health. So why wait? Why not give meditation a try? What have you got to lose?