Updated: Mar 12, 2022
Meditation: Is it the real deal? In our house, my family will tease me when I tell them I am going to meditate. Their Line is, "oh, dad is going to take a nap". I am here to defend my non-napiness and encourage the art of #meditation.
Did I just say #napiness?
Meditation has been growing steadily in popularity over the last two decades. There are still those, my family included, who dismiss the practice. Some would call it a waste of time, I am here to tell you to waste not, want not a gang!
Meditation is so much more than just sitting around dozing. Please realize that a small 10 to 15 minutes practice of meditation can do us all a world of good for our #health, both mentally and physically. Isn't that why the cell phone alarm was invented?
Meditation has been described as a state of awareness, not an act of doing, by freemeditation.com. It may look simple. Take it from me, with a little practice it can be the most freeing of mindfulness exercises. As freemeditation.com says, "Meditation is a state of profound deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent, yet completely alert".
Meditation is all about the act of letting go and giving yourself a few moments of inner peace. It offers a balancing point, freedom from the daily busyness and stressors that define living in the 21st century. Supporting optimal health, it has been shown to have a wide variety of benefits including:
Increasing alpha, theta, and delta #brain waves can increase productivity, relaxation, and creativity
Seventy-five percent of long-term insomniacs trained in meditation can fall asleep within twenty minutes.
Meditation reportedly can boost the immune system
Meditation may slow the aging process
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