Tonight I thought about writing a little about what meditation does for our well-being. It is true that an increasing proportion of Sweden’s population today eats preparations such as antidepressants, sedatives and SSRIs, which previously so diligently described as “happiness pills” over ten percent of all residents eat anti-depressant drugs.
I thought today to write about the most powerful tool available to change our mind and improve our well-being, namely meditation. By meditating, we reduce the stress, stress and problems that address us daily.
When we meditate, we give space to restore our inner nature.
When I can, I usually try to meditate outdoors and breathe in the fresh air and nature. I listen to all the sounds around me, enjoying the air, the wind or the rain.
- Here are some of the benefits of meditation
- Helps to rest and relax.
- Reduces blood pressure.
- Improves memory.
- Improves emotional stability.
- Helps to increase personal awareness.
- Facilitates and improves sleep quality.
- Improves health in general.
- Relaxes muscle tension.
- Improves concentration.
- Helps improve mood.
Great benefits, right? Meditation should be a habit in our daily routine if we want a better quality of life. Maybe we should think about starting with practicing meditation more seriously, as we do with the introduction of a healthy diet or exercise into our lives?
Schedule time for meditation!
The day has 1440 minutes, How many minutes do you watch TV per day? How many minutes do you spend on social media per day? How many minutes do you meditate per day? Don’t you really have time to meditate?
How can we start with meditation if we have never done it before?
Meditation can be done anywhere, personally I love to meditate in the woods!
Meditation can be performed anywhere, is completely free and you do not need to buy expensive implements or equipment. When you want to get started on meditation, a good first step is to read a book on the subject. Another tip is to go on a meditation course. There are many free courses, certainly in your particular city! Google around or ask someone you know meditates. If you know someone who is meditating, ask if he or she can show you how to do it, usually meditating people are happy to teach tips and advice.
When I started meditating, I thought it was nice to just choose a quiet place where no one could disturb me, sit comfortably and focus on my breathing. I listened to guided meditations (Youtube, Storytel, etc.) and learned meditation in this way. Furthermore, I went to different meditation courses to learn different meditation techniques, but it is not a must.
Meditation helps us to move forward
The most important thing about meditation is that you are constant, try to meditate a little every day. You can start with 5 or 10 minutes.
Choose a quiet place where no one can disturb you, comfortable clothes that neither squeeze nor press and that keep you warm, sit comfortably with your spine and begin to take deep breaths. You will realize that even if you only meditate briefly, you will quickly notice its results. The meditation will help you develop greater patience and better concentration. With meditation we will feel more relaxed, we will gain greater self-acceptance and we will not fall so easily into negative or repetitive thoughts. Meditation helps us grow inward and is strengthening for body and soul.
Meditating in nature is a healthy alternative to strengthening the spirit.
Meditation makes us smarter
One study showed that people who meditate have more gray matter in the brain, which basically improves the ability to learn, to see things from a different perspective and to retain important information. In addition, a study shows that meditation can reduce pain by 40% and reduce the perception of pain by as much as 57%.
What do you say dear readers? Is it time to take a break and do a five-minute meditation? I think so! Then see you later! Hugs in a pile!