Meditation is all about self-awareness, enhancing our physical and emotional wellbeing. Using different techniques - concentration, breathing, and focusing- we can achieve a healthier mindset and a much calmer state.
Reduced Stress: We experience stress in many different ways, which our bodies have natural responses to. There are three stages to stress - the alarm stage, the resistance stage, and the exhaustion stage. Meditation affects the body in the complete opposite way to stress by triggering the relaxation response. Meditation gives you the ability to take a step back, breathe and return to a more relaxed state of mind.
Emotional Balance: Emotional balancing is the ability to remain calm and clear-headed through stressful or difficult situations. Meditating regularly can help clear away the build-up of stress and negative emotions and promotes the process that may result in enhanced physical and emotional wellbeing.
Increased Focus: Regularly meditating can also help to enhance your sense of focus. When practising meditation, we focus on our breathing and take time between each step. This helps with our concentration. Studies have proven that even just 10 minutes of meditation can significantly improve our ability to concentrate and focus.
Reduced Pain: Meditation can impact our experience with pain by the release of endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals released by our brains to make us feel good. Also, a state of mindfulness can help with pain as our brains are calmer, helping to relax our muscles and joints.
Reduced Depression: Two of the primary triggers of depression is stress and anxiety. Learning to control breathing, and focusing on one thing, can help distract our minds from negative emotions.