Meditate on It: The Practice of Being Still


Meditation sounds more complicated than it actually is. You don’t have to be an expert yogi or even be marginally at peace with yourself; what matters is that you sit, are still, and are able to learn to control your mental and physical states. Many people are intimidated by meditation, but it can be a great practice for calming your brain down, relaxing, and getting to know yourself better.

Mediation can allow you to enhance the function of your brain and your immune system, in addition to mitigating life’s everyday stress. It can also be a good way to connect yourself to the spiritual world and grow into yourself.

When you meditate, your body changes. Your body experiences rest, rejuvenation, and peace as you sit with yourself. Rather than focusing on what you’ve done right or wrong during your week, try focusing on nothing.

When you meditate, your brainwaves move into an alpha state which can promote healing in your physical and mental bodies. You might feel better rested, able to problem solve conflicts easier, and to feel less stressed.

Practicing meditation regularly can change your perspective on life dramatically. This short period of time, even just ten minutes a day, can become your oasis of calm amidst life’s craziness.

When you take a moment to give yourself a break, you’ll find that your brain is capable of much more than you give it credit for.

The next time you feel anxious, stressed, or just like you need a bit of a reset in your day, consider meditating for a few minutes. This practice could improve your mental health as well as your physical self.