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5 Reasons you should Meditate

Meditation is a technique used for thousands of years. It's about awaking and developing your awareness while getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re learning to observe your thoughts and feelings without judgment. Eventually, you may start to better understand them as well as letting go of thoughts and feelings, that are not necessary or were bringing displeasure in your life.

Quite often I meet people that say they would love to practice yoga, but they don't have much time, looking for some advice on what asanas they should practice most, when they have available only few minutes.

What I believe is that we always have time; but what we finally do, is what actually has priority for us as individuals. Anyways, my answer to this question has always been one. Do simply Siddhasana! The most famous sitting meditation pose worldwide. It's the best way to slowly develop control over your body and mind. And sitting in this pose it's actually not even necessary. There are many types of meditation, so after a small research you may try what feels better for you.

6 Popular types of meditation practice are:

  • mindfulness meditation

  • spiritual meditation

  • focused meditation

  • movement meditation

  • mantra meditation

  • transcendental meditation

5 Benefits of meditation

  • Significantly reduces stress levels as well as symptoms of anxiety, disorders such as phobia, panic attacks, social anxiety.

  • Lowers blood pressure, same time improves blood circulation.

  • Promotes emotional health. Leads to improved self-image and a more positive outlook on life. Also increases positive feelings and actions towards yourself and others.

  • Enhances self-awareness. Meditation helps you develop a stronger understanding of yourself, helping you grow into your best self.

  • The mental discipline you can develop through meditation may help you break dependencies and fight addictions. Because meditation is increasing your self-control and awareness. The more you're practicing, the more you'll get control over your mind and body. For example, one of those things you may start getting control of are feelings, such as Pain. Physical and psychological pain. Your perception of pain is connected to your state of mind, and it can be elevated in stressful conditions and it may be slowly vanished by practicing meditation.

  • Meditation is accessible anywhere. Literally, wherever you are, on the beach, at home, at the mountains, even at work, you may pause for few minutes and meditate. No equipment needed and not specific environment, though a quiet and natural place would be ideal.

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