Why do we give meditation such a hard time?
We are all a little guilty of making up our minds about things before we really give them a go and meditation is no exception. In fact if we asked you what you think of meditation right now, you could probably reel off a list of judgements and cliches you have picked up and a lot of them wouldn’t be coming from a place of experience.
No biggie, we all do it. But meditation is the real deal, so any judgement or fear is actually blocking you from something pretty awesome! It’s time to brush that judgement aside people, cause what you need is a bit of meditation in your life!
What are the benefits of meditation?
The benefits are endless but here are a few to get you persuaded:
1. Meditation is good for your brain
Research shows that meditation increases something called ‘cortical thickness’ which is related to our attention spans and ability to observe our own emotions and emotional wellbeing.
2. Meditation will make you wise
That’s right, it’s good for a certain bran tissue called grey matter which is responsible for wisdom, intelligence, common sense, reason and understanding so you can be like a non-green Yoda.
3. It makes you feel good
Research shows that meditation decreases Anxiety and stress making you feel more relaxed and happier.
4. It’s good for your heart ❤️
Meditation makes you compassionate, empathetic, helpful and is also proven to give you strength to get through tough times! We could all do with that from time to time!
5. Meditation is what you make of it
It’s not about sitting dead still for hours on end like a buddhist monk, or clearing your mind completely it’s simply an opportunity to switch off and chill out.
…Yes really, meditation has the power to do all that!
One of the best pieces of advice about meditation is this:
“The only wrong way to meditate is to not do it at all.”
This advice is spot on because it taps right into that fear that most of us have: That somehow we would do it wrong or look silly. Meditation is not about performance or concentration, it is about relaxation and learning to let go of concentration and control – who doesn’t need a bit of that?!
Try it, we dare you! Check out this easy to follow guide to get you started, you can thank us later 😉