Meditation is a natural and powerful way to take a proactive approach to health and wellness. It is both simple and effective and has numerous positive health benefits from emotional, to physical to mental. This post is to share with you tips on how to use meditation to live happier and healthier.
How to use Meditation to Live Happier and Healthier
Research has shown many emotional benefits of meditation such as:
- Lessons worry, anxiety and impulsivity
- Improves mood and emotional intelligent
- Increases optimism, awareness and relaxation
- Reduces fear, loneliness and depression.
- Helps to develop positive social development
- Enhances Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness
Mental benefits include:
- Improve information processing
- Better cognitive skills and creative thinking
- Increase mental strength and focus
- Better decision making and problem solving abilities
- Improve memory retention and recall
Physical benefits include:
- Increase longevity
- Regulate blood pressure
- Lesson inflammation and asthma
- Improve immune system and energy level
- Improve heart and brain health
How to Meditate
If you are new to meditation, you can click here for my tips for beginners on how to start a regular meditation practice. If you are looking for guided recordings to help you with your practice, you can download my album Journey to Bliss: Guided Hypno-Meditations to help you release blocks and negative emotions and improve your overall vibrational energy level.
When starting out, the amount of time is not important. Making time for 5-10 minutes twice a day will begin to show benefits and it will gradually become easier to meditate for longer periods of time. If you are like me and have a harder time quieting your mind here is a post I wrote about a meditation tool that helps me tremendously! The more you make your meditation a priority the easier it will become and the more your body will experience the benefits. I notice such a difference in my mindset, attitude, and how I emotionally process situations from days that I meditate compared to days that I don’t. If you think you are too busy to meditate for 20 minutes here is how I was able to incorporate meditation into my busy schedule.