What are the Benefits of Meditating?
I have been meditating for about 5 years now and have experimented with many different forms of meditation. No matter what you call it and what the gurus say, there is no one way or right way to meditate.
The best advice I ever got was “do what feels good.”
I had asked the question: Is it best to sit yogi style, in a chair or lie down to meditate?
The best answer I ever received was…. “Do what feels good.” If you fall asleep when you lie down then sit up. If you are uncomfortable in a yogi style then sit in a chair. If you do the head bobs sitting in a chair then lie down. If you start yogi style and then move to a chair and end up lying on the floor, that’s okay too.
Do what feels most comfortable,
because if you are not comfortable you will not continue doing it.
The next question I asked was: How long should I meditate for maximum benefits?
The best answer I ever received was…. “Do what feels good.” If you do not have a whole hour to devote to meditation then begin with what you do have. If you only have a few minutes to meditate, then BEGIN with a few minutes.
There are many benefits of meditation, too many to count, but below I list a few of the most common benefits due to meditating regularly.
Psychological and Emotional
- Reduces anxiety and tension.
- Creates a sense of inner peace and calm.
- Reduced the use of prescription drugs.
- Helps you lose weight.
- Strengthens your immune system.
- Lowers blood pressure.
- Reduces chronic pain.
- Increases blood flow from the heart.
- Reduces cardiovascular problems.
- Reduces sick days.
- Improves productivity.
- Improves work performance.
- Improves relationships with co workers and supervisors.
I use meditation in my daily life and help others with their own practice and I would have to say my favorite benefit of meditation is that I feel like I am more in control of myself and my life. I began with the mindfulness practice of “awareness breathing” throughout the day and over the course of a few years I meditate for an hour daily. Incorporating both is ideal.
I host a free weekly 30 minute meditation every Friday at 9:00 am CST on Blog Talk Radio called “John of God Healing Current Meditation.” We would love to have you join us on this beautiful meditation journey.
Meditation can seem daunting in the beginning, but over time you will reap the rewards of a calmer self, a clearer perspective on your life and best of all a deeper connection with your own Angelic team.
Remember when practiced regularly meditation becomes like brushing your teeth, you just couldn’t imagine going a whole day without doing it!!
Source: Sherrie Wade, Transformations Meditation