It took me a while on my yoga journey before I started doing meditation – and now I can’t go for a day without it.
I absolutely love meditating.
And if, you have a tendency to be a bit of a worrier, I can definitely recommend meditation.
It helps calm your thoughts when you are nervous.
Whenever I feel nervous or anxious, my go-to approach now is to take some time to “go inside” and meditate.
In just a few minutes, meditation takes you away from the stress response. It calms your mind and regulates your emotions so that you can approach whatever it is that has stressed you from a much calmer point of view.
If done in the morning, it sets you up for the day.
During the day, it is easy to be carried away by events and emotions.
Meditating in the morning gives you a chance to connect with yourself. If done regularly, it creates an anchor from which you live your life, rather than being pushed away by whatever is happening around you.
It helps calm the “mind chatter”
You know, that little voice at the back of your head.
It goes on all day long, and what it tells us influences directly our thoughts, decisions and actions.
Meditating interrupts that constant chattering and puts you back in charge of your life.
It helps you focus
Meditating increases your ability to focus on one thing at the time.
When you think that stress is caused by projecting ourselves either in the past or in the future, you can see the benefits of doing that less and less!
As you increase your ability to focus through meditation, you are developing your ability to interrupt the worry train when it starts.
It brings a sense of inner security
The best way I can describe it is that it feels like coming home to yourself.
When we meditate, we can get in touch with a part of ourselves that is immovable and that isn’t affected by the stuff of life.
I know it can sound a bit strange to somebody who is new to meditation. When I first heard about that particular benefit, I thought it sounded almost too good to be true.
But with practice, I can tell you that it works. It is one of the best feelings ever – and you don’t have to be a master meditator for that.
I actually have a mini meditation that can get you started. This one is only 3 minutes long and it helped me so much.
It was my go-to meditation for ages. I remember doing it just before an interview to calm my nerves. And it worked, I got the job btw!
This meditation is now part of a 3 days mini course on mastering your thoughts to stress less and live more.
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