Meditation for Adults & Teens
Meditation for Children
What are the Benefits of Meditation ?
Life has unexpected twists and turns for all of us. Problems crop up every day as adults and our children are no different. Whether it’s one of the kids at school being mean, or a particularly stressful exam, we all have challenges to face and surprisingly, meditation can present some amazing benefits:
Inner happiness and Joy is a peace that comes from knowing that you are following your own path and are confident in your choices knowing they are best for you.
If your heart is happy you can be a positive influence on others and become someone other people will want to be around
Recent studies from Harvard University found that long-term meditators have increased amounts of gray matter in the insular and sensory regions, and the auditory and sensory cortex. Harvard has confirmed that meditation reduces stress, fosters clear thinking and increases our capacity for empathy and compassion
Understanding the physical, mental, and emotional benefits will reminder you of why meditation is important
Physical benefits of meditation:
Mental benefits of meditation
Lowers high blood pressure
Lowers the levels of blood lactate, reducing anxiety attacks
Decreases tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems
Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior
Improves the immune system
Increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy
Meditation brings the brainwave patterns into an relaxed state, that relaxes the body as well as the mind. Without constant stimuli entering the sensory pathways, the mind is able to relax and enter a state of deep rest.
Meditation is also a practice of self-care, that allows for a connection with the inner self. In doing so, self-esteem increases and the ability to make decisions that align with the individual’s authentic feelings and desires, and allow for better self-regulation.
With regular practice of meditation:
Emotional stability improves
Gain clarity and peace of mind
Problems become smaller
Meditation sharpens the mind by increasing focus and expands through relaxation
A sharp mind without expansion causes tension, anger and frustration
An expanded consciousness without sharpness can lead to lack of action/progress
The balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness brings perfection
Emotional benefits of meditation
Emotional steadiness and harmony
Meditation relaxes the entire brain, including the amygdala, which is the emotional center of the brain.
Meditation brings harmony in creation
When you meditate, you enter a space of internal expansiveness, calm, and joy.
The result is feelings of expansiveness, calm, and joy in waking life, which has an effect on our interactions with others and the world around us.Personal Transformation
How To Get The Benefits
Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation from the inside out. As you experience your inner peace and security, you will naturally begin to discover aspects of yourself that were previously hidden due to stress.
While there is no doubt that you will feel the benefits of meditation after just one session, in order to experience an integration of the benefits of meditation into daily life, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day, and once made a part of the daily routine, meditation will become the best part of your day!
Think of meditation as a form of hygiene - the mental equivalent of brushing your teeth, as you will. Imagine if you never brushed your teeth
When you were young, you had to be trained to create the habit of teeth brushing. However, now that brushing is routine, the thought of not doing it is disgusting! The same goes for meditation - once you get into the habit and experience all of the mental clarity, emotional stability, physical relaxation that the practice offers, not practicing meditation seems unimaginable!
The busier we get, the more important meditation becomes!
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