Monday, February 8th, 2016

4 reasons to meditate

We have all heard about meditation but is the hype about it really real? Can anyone meditate?  How do you start?  What do you actually do?  Meditation is really just about taking time to be still and to breathe and to listen to yourself and each part of your body.  It does not have to take long – even 10 -15 minutes a day.  It can be part of your daily prayers or reflection time. There are many sites out there that are free and talk you though a meditation or just do something simple of your own.  Here are some reasons to start from an article by The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/19/meditation-benefits_n_5842870.html

1. Meditation will reduce stress as it allows you to take more control of yourself.

2. It increases your self-awareness and acceptance of the world around you leading to more happiness.

3. As you become more connected to yourself, mediation pushes you more in  the direction of a healthier lifestyle.  You think more about what you put into your body and what you do with it.

4. As you focus on your real source of energy, you will find your concentration heightened.

So, if you haven’t started then why not give it a try.

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