mind and thought can really affect our well-being? How can we feel beautiful and fit in with meditation? If you are asking yourself these questions and want to learn more about the powers of meditation, this article is for you!
the benefits of meditation are multiple and they can be direct, but also indirect, manifesting themselves in a transversal way following the practice of meditation.
Here are the tips on how to meditate and why!
What does meditation mean?
Religious or mystical practice? A fascinating activity with an exotic flavor? Or magic ritual? Nothing of this! Meditation means disciplining your mind, focusing on the “now and now.”. But we are not talking about statics, but about the presupposition of a mental and emotional movement, in which the watchwords are: become, evolve, transform. The body is therefore apparently immobile, while the mind moves, changes and evolves.
Meditation: the fixed points
It may seem almost a contradiction, but meditation is a kind of static movement, in the positive sense of the term. Meditating means yes “moving the mind” and at the same time observing and stopping at the fixed points of our daily life that we often ignore or overlook. Too complicated? Let’s look at some examples.
Words, objects, emotions, encounters: everything can be the object or the starting point of our meditation, you just need to pause the frenzy and pause to observe, analyzing the words that are said to us, the emotions we feel every day, or the encounters we make. Ultimately, living consciously and no longer distracted or frantic is the first step to effective meditation.
Why meditate? The 10 benefits of meditation
- Meditating makes you happy: Studies carried out in a group of Buddhist monks have shown that their prefrontal cerebral cortex (associated with happiness) is much more developed than that of those who do not practice meditation. In addition, being aware of ourselves and our life undoubtedly helps us to be happier and to achieve our goals more easily.
- Meditation KOs anxiety, stress and depression: The practice of meditation affects different parts of the brain, even those in which anxiety, stress and depression are regulated. A correct meditation activity allows, in fact, to train the mind to defend itself and mitigate these episodes.
- Meditation helps the immune systemReducing episodes of anxiety and stress to make room for well-being and good mood is also a boon for the immune system, which is therefore not under pressure, but can function efficiently.
- Relaxation and physical well-being: The mere act of sitting and meditating has a positive effect on posture, psychophysical well-being and blood pressure. There is an immediate feeling of relaxation and relaxation.
- Meditate to sleep well: when the mind is calm, the quality of sleep, as well as the ease of falling asleep, increases in proportion.
- Meditation helps memory– Concentration on the basis of meditative practice greatly helps to remember and maintain trained memory.
- Meditate to increase self-esteem.Analyzing and eliminating negative thoughts and emotions, to turn them into positive lessons and emotions, is the first great step to (re) find confidence and esteem in ourselves.
- Meditation helps creativity: Happiness, concentration and serenity achieved through meditation are excellent allies of creativity, which finds a true soul in meditation!
- Meditation helps social life. Obvious, isn’t it? When you feel good about yourself and find confidence, balance and self-esteem, social life is child’s play!
- Meditation relieves pain: Focusing your attention on a part of the body or a sensation helps to perceive less pain.