Happy Thursday y’all!
Therapeutic Thursday is upon us, which means we are focusing on all things mind, body and spirit! Meditation is the one thing that connects the mind, body and spirit in a way that is calming and rejuvenating and essentially changes your life for the better.
Meditation decreases brain cell volume in the amygdala (the amygdala is responsible for fear, stress and anxiety), so by decreasing these levels, you are also decreasing the levels of fear, stress and anxiety in your life. Meditation allows you to focus on your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and to just take time to be with yourself, pushing all your worries and responsibilities out the window.
For many of you, meditation seems like a hard thing to do…“how am I supposed to sit in a quiet room for an hour and just be with my thoughts and not go crazy?” It’s understandable. Sitting alone with your thoughts for an hour is a scary thing to think about because that means we would actually have to address certain things in our lives that are bothering us and think about what we can do to resolve those things. But it’s not scary. Meditation is not scary or hard to do. Meditation is a beautiful practice that has countless amounts of benefits. Just to name a few, it can…
By opening your mind up to mediation, you are allowing yourself to fully connect with your mind and body in a way you never would have even thought was possible. Opening up your mind and exploring every thought gives you the ability to come to terms with every good and bad thought or event that has happened in your life. It changes your perception and feelings about certain areas in your life, allowing you to have closure with the bad times and welcome in the good times and everything that is to come in your life. It allows you to trust in yourself that everything happens for a reason and everything will work out for the best.
If you’re interested in learning about meditation and think that this is something you might want to take up but don’t know where to start, take the time to think about your life and what areas you feel need the most attention, and then do your research. There are different types of meditation, so after you come to terms with what you feel needs the most attention, choose the type of meditation that best suits that, and go from there! Below I have attached a website that can help get you started.
There are also multiple different apps that are available for download to help get you started on your journey. My personal favorite is Calm ~ Learn Meditation.
This app is perfect for beginners. Through guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, and relaxing music, this app has everything you need to know on how to reduce stress and anxiety and better your life. So many amazing features are included in this app, and the time lengths for the guided meditations vary so you can choose the one that fits your schedule perfectly!
I hope many of you will be inspired to take up meditation and realize how amazing it can be and how it can improve your life!
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