Do you live a life full of stress and anxiety? Are you looking for a way to ease those stress filled headaches and tense muscles without having to shell out for a masseur? Then why not look at meditation. This form of mental relaxation has been around for many thousands of years and has been used by people in the east for generations. We often wonder how it is that the people of Chinaor Tibet live well into their nineties; well, meditation has a lot to do with it.
Cleanse Your Mind With Meditation
By practicing meditation, you actually cleanse your mind of all the clutter that sits in your brain on a daily basis. This is often referred to as “inside chatter”, think about it for a second….stop reading and try to think of nothing…..can you hear what sounds like a little voice that is constantly talking? I’ll bet you can; this is your brain voicing all of the thoughts you have and, you have MILLIONS of them each day. When people feel stressed, they think; this in turn causes you to send your brain into overload. If you meditate on a regular basis, this can help you cleanse your mind and in turn reduce your stress levels.
How to Practice Meditation?
A lot of people say they have tried meditation and they feel that they are just not getting it right. One thing to remember is that it is mainly based around breathing and doing that correctly. You could employ a teacher but if you are on a tight budget (as many of us are today) then there a loads of DVD’s and books available to help you. The important thing here is….DO NOT give up. As with anything that you are new to, you will probably doubt that you are doing it correctly. One way to know that you are practicing meditation correctly is to judge how you feel afterwards. Has that annoying and persistent headache gone away? Are you at peace with the World? If the answer is yes, then you are benefiting from this type of exercise.
Overall Benefits of Meditation
If you practice meditation on a regular basis, the benefits can be astounding. Bear in mind that you only need to this for about 10 minutes each day and when you are accomplished at it then you do not even have to do it that often. You will find that you are happier within yourself and the silly things that occur in life will really not bother you. Outwardly, you will be a calmer more approachable person who people feel they can talk to with ease. It has been said that this form of mental exercise can actually extend your life; stress takes up a lot of people’s energy and the more you conserve the better. Look to the people of the east who use this as a part of their daily lives, they NEVER look their age; they are kind and have a very philosophical outlook on life. If you need an outlet for your stress, this is one of the best ways to do it.