Meditating sounds so zen but does sitting silent for a few minutes really do anything for you? Yes! Find out the benefits of meditation and tips to do it!
Hi all! I apologize for the lack of posting last week. I was feeling a little uninspired and instead of forcing some posts, I decided to just take a mini break.
Today I want to talk meditation. I know, I know, meditation is often seen as a hippy, dippy thing that only yogis and people with no commitments have time for. In fact, I’m guilty of spending shivasana during yoga class thinking about my dinner rather than attempting to meditate. I’m your typical type-A person that is always going, going, going and even when it looks like I’m sitting, reading or resting, I’m actually planning, thinking and preparing.
While there is definitely nothing wrong with being goal oriented, there are definitely benefits to having the ability to clear your mind and relax. Studies have shown that people who meditate are less stressed, have an easier time sleeping, have less anxiety and less depression, have more energy and feel better overall. Besides, we invest so much in products and things to help make us feel better, what if simply taking some quiet time each day is all we really need?
So what to do if you have a constant to-do list in your head that won’t be quiet and practically no time to yourself? Here are a few tips to help you start out with a meditation practice: