September 28, 2018

Meditation 101

With hectic schedules and demands of our everyday life, many people feel stressed and run-down.  Ever feel like there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done.  These added stressors make us tired, unhappy, and impatient.  Stress can take a toll on our overall health which is why meditation is so important.  But how can we find time in our busy schedule to meditate?  Meditation can actually ADD time into your life by helping you calm your mind and focus.  Mediation helps to transform our mind from negative to positive.

So why should we learn to meditate?  With some practice you will be able to stay balanced all the time, even when difficult circumstances arise.  The purpose of meditation is to put the mind at ease and keep you feeling calm and peaceful.  If the mind is at peace, we feel free of worries and mental discomfort, and with this you'll experience true happiness.  But if the mind isn't at peace it's very hard to be happy, even if our living conditions are at there best.  Our minds are like a balloon in the wind - blown here and there by external circumstances. If things go well, the mind is happy, but if they go badly, we immediately become unsatisfied.  By learning meditation, we create a space of clarity which enables us to control our minds.  (  

There are 12 science-based benefits of meditation:
1. Reduced Stress
2. Controls Anxiety
3. Promotes Emotional Health
4. Enhances Self-Awareness
5. Lengthens Attention Span
6. May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss
7. Can Generate Kindness
8. May Help Fight Addictions 
9. Improves Sleep
10. Helps Control Pain
11. Can Decrease Blood Pressure
12. You Can Meditate Everywhere

We strongly recommend the Calm App which can be downloaded to any smartphone or tablet device.  The App can help you with Meditation and overall Sleep.  Enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature while you listening to one of the 100+ guided meditations available on the Calm App.  Whether you're a beginner or an expert there is something for everyone!


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