Meditation: The Path to Better Health

Meditation: The Path to Better Health

Posted By Atlanta Pain & Rehab || 12-Jun-2014

Have you considered how the ancient art of meditation could help you live a better life today? Meditation is now a universally accepted form of treatment for many ailments including depression, anxiety, stress, high blood pressure, and sleep problems. Meditation is a powerful tool for living a more healthy life. Read on for more information about meditation and how it can help you heal.

Why is Meditation Beneficial?

The act of meditation is designed so you can quieten your mind and rest your body. You focus your attention inwardly, not dwelling on the past or the future, but simply noticing what is happening in the present moment. The calm and peace this practice provides is a truly beneficial thing when it comes to lowering stress levels and reducing the impact of “information overload”. You gain a clearer mind, greater perspective, and better focus. You learn how to deal with difficult situations by concentrating your mind. Meditation helps to lower stress which puts you at lower risk of suffering from various health conditions. You can also use meditation to directly treat health conditions such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety – alongside standard treatment, where appropriate.

How to Begin a Meditation Practice

If you want to benefit from all that meditation has to offer, it is simple to start a meditation practice. You don’t have to attend a class (although some people find this is an enjoyable and beneficial thing to do) and you don’t have to be a meditation expert to start. Simply find a quiet spot and some time when you won’t be disturbed, close your eyes, and begin to meditate. To meditate, focus on the breath as it moves in and out of your body. When your thoughts wander, bring them back to the breath. You could also use a word or mantra, repeated silently in your head, to rid the mind of distracting thoughts. Build up the time you spend on meditation so you are spending as long as you need on the practice.

Try not to pass judgment on yourself if you find it difficult at first, or worry that you are not doing it right. With time and an open mind, meditation will become more like second nature. But it takes practice.

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