Meditation and Mindfulness
The benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices are just beginning to gain attention in our society. Meditation is simply the habitual practice of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts.
How often are you bothered by a racing mind? Intrusive thoughts and memories? Worries about what might happen? A tested and proven approach to tackling these common problems is to cultivate a meditation practice. It’s easier than you think and doesn’t involve trying to “empty” your mind. Instead, it’s a focusing of the mind on one thing and learning to be fully present and attuned.
The benefits of meditation are incredible! Here are just a few backed by science:
- Reduce stress
- Control anxiety
- Promote emotional health
- Foster positive mood and outlook
- Improve sleep patterns
- Enhance self-awareness
- Increase attention span and concentration
- Reduce age-related memory loss
- Cultivate kindness and gratitude
- Helps fight addiction
- Increase pain tolerance
- Decrease blood pressure