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Thursday, September 28, 2023

The calming practice of meditation


Close your eyes, relax into your breath, be still. This is how most meditation practices begin. Meditation is a mental practice of mindfulness. Through meditation, you train your consciousness and awareness at the art of being relaxed, still and peaceful. 

After the hectic, stressful and intense year that March 2020 to March 2021 has been, finding some peace is something most of us are craving.

It might seem impossible to tune out the noise of the busy world we live in but through the addition of meditation practice in your life, you just might find that you are better equipped to do just that. 

Adding a meditation practice to your life empowers you with control and is a nurturance for your mental health. 

The benefits that meditation can bring an individual can also translate to your friends, family and coworkers through group meditation. Practicing mediation as a group can lower the intimidation, help you build stronger relationships with those around you and align your energy. 

You might think you can’t possibly meditate. You might have found yourself saying it’s just not for you, but, if meditation is synonymous with intimidation in your eyes, it might be exactly what you need. 

Meditation can be daunting when you are starting out. The stillness and the silence might seem like a perfect time for a racing mind to run rampant. 

However, I urge you to invest a little time into a meditation practice and you may just find that some time to be still, alone and neutral is exactly how you calm a racing mind. Meditation comes in a variety of forms with varying focuses from noise to sight to sensation which makes it even more adaptable to your own needs and desires. 

Part of the beauty of meditation is that the benefits it can bring to you as an individual can be magnified when the social circle of friends and family that you surround yourself with are finding the same benefits.

Meditation helps to align energy and improve communication which is vital to healthy relationships. 

If you haven’t tried mediation it is never too late to start. Grab some friends or take a minute to yourself and explore the benefits of mindfulness practice!

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