The positive effects of meditation
Find below the major positive health effects which meditation has on your mind and body. With these information and a short instruction video you will understand why meditation should be a part of your everyday life.
- Awareness: With meditation you raise the awareness of yourself, the people around you and your environment.
- Metabolism: Meditation improves the metabolism, e.g. by reducing stress. This helps in many ways, for example with improving your digestion.
- Stress Reduction: Stress reduction not only has a good influence on metabolism, but also reduces muscle tensions and negative feelings.
- Blood Pressure: Centering helps to reduce your blood pressure, which is very good for your heart.
- Brain: Your brain releases serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, which help you to get into a good mood.
- Qi: Meditation helps you to get aware of your mental and physical energy and to improve its flow.
How does meditation work?
Meditation does not depend on the location. In fact, the more stressful the environment is, the more important it is for you to be able to meditate. There are yoga studios in many inner cities which teach to cope with the city noise during meditation. Also, I have seen people meditating on large city places while stressed business people have been passing by. However, it is easier to meditate at a calm location.
You can meditate in a seated, lying or upright position and even in motion. However, the seated meditation is a good and easy way to start.
- Sit with crossed legs on the floor or on a meditation cushion
- Keep the back in an upright position
- Release all muscle tension
- Lay down your hands on your thighs in a relaxed way
- Keep relaxed and still as long as you can in this position. Start with 5-10 minutes every day.
The breath is very important for meditation, because with controlling your breath you control your relaxation. During meditation you breathe deeply, slowly and regularly. Focus on your breath as it flows in and out of your body. You will feel which difference it makes if you pay attention to your breath.
Let your thoughts pass by and give your mind the chance to get rid of the daily business. What happened or what will happen is not important. Your mindful presence in this moment in time is the only thing that matters.
This is a short (1 minute) meditation video. Meditation is simple and improves your mindfulness in everyday life. Of course it is more easy to relax in a nice environment, but with a little practice you can do it anywhere and anytime. To simplify it for you to meditate in your daily life, just keep some meditation music on your phone. Play it to make your break!