10 Ways Meditation Will Change Your Life

Meditation is the ancient art of practicing mindfulness. However, there are over dozens of meditation forms practised by hundreds of different cultures – some for tens of thousands of years.

No matter why our reasons for meditating, there is something we can all agree on: meditation, as a practice, improves our lives – always for the better. Today, let’s talk about several ways that show how meditation will dramatically change your life in ways you never thought possible.

  1. Heal Relationships

One of the main benefits we get from meditation is building our sense of presence and the present Now. This includes increasing your presence around your loved ones. Cultivating presence means you listen more in-depth to others during conversations – thus healing any tense feelings with those people.

  1. Happiness

Through meditation, we discover various insights for increasing our happiness. This naturally happens, as well, as the sacred session will ultimately make worries and fears wash away, inviting happiness to “dance” throughout your body. This is because of a higher state of inner peace that is attained.

  1. Posture

Some of us in life need tempurpedic mattresses because our old mattresses don’t agree with our misaligned back. Giving way to a whole other world of spine and lower back problems. Meditation helps us correct our posture and stand up straight. How? When the mind is more relaxed and calm, it will send positive signals to the rest of your body. These signals tell the body that it’s “safe” to have an open chest and upright posture.

  1. Increased Focus

Meditation sessions provide your brain with what it needs to do to reduce brain activity and thought frequencies. By focusing on our breath, we let emotions and senses come and go as they please, never truly “gluing” our focus to any one of them.

  1. Acceptance

Many people spend their entire lives dreaming of a better life – which is a lifetime wasted. This makes it tremendously easy for people to sink into depression and hopelessness, plagued by worries of life “never getting better.” Meditation helps us accept life’s challenges and realize things for what they are: not for what they’re lacking, or how they don’t compare to our unrealistic fantasies.

  1. Stress Relief

It goes without saying, that the more peaceful we feel about ourselves, the less we let lifes’ woes and frivolities drag us down. Before practicing meditation on a daily basis, I constantly bit my nails to quick, stressing over a number of inconsequential things out of my control. Meditation, you guessed it, helped me handle that stress.

  1. Problem Solving

Harbouring secret feelings of jealousy every time you see someone sets you down a pattern of negativity. Meditation helps you guide yourself towards understanding why you are jealous of that person, and how you can overcome that inner turmoil which may admittedly be keeping you back from enjoying life.

  1. Mindfulness

Mindfulness (being aware of everything) is achieved through meditation. This means clarity in the highest degree. Gaining clarity helps us identify a number of issues that drag us stuck in the mud. This is how clarity changes us and our world – by providing simple solutions for overcoming so many problems.

  1. Centralization

A lot of people believe that the past, present and future are merely concepts formulated in our minds. You could make the argument that the past is a collection of memories, as wonderful or tragic as they are; the future, by extension, is a series of estimations, imagination and presumptions. Meditation shows us how to focus on each present moment—what’s happening now—which is truly the most important and worth doing.

  1. Increase Productivity

The effects of meditation last for hours – long after the session has ended. What makes this a tremendous benefit for us is that meditation gives us a dose of creativity and productivity. Therefore, by focusing on one object, thought or idea at a time, you will be able to pour more energy into this one “thing” – as opposed to spreading your physical and mental abilities and energies all over the map.

Conclusion

These are just a few of the many benefits we receive from meditating. However, these benefits can be severely amplified by nourishing other aspects of your life.. It is also important, to achieve the healthiest lifestyle, to implement half an hour or so of exercise per day. This could be as simple as taking a walk or jog after a meditation session. A conscious shift will occur in you that will redirect all your energies towards positive change, which ultimately makes life more worth living.

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