INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION
At Bloom Well-being we believe that health and happiness comes from YOU!
External factors can only be pleasurable as long as we are happy from the inside. According to Buddha, meditation trains the mind to “not dwell in the past or contemplate about the future.” It lets the mind settle in the ‘now’ and allows us to see the beauty of the present.
There are thousands of studies that have shown meditation can positively impact mental and physical health. Whether it’s by reducing stress, improving sleep, increasing focus, or improving relationships.
Meditation is not just for yogis and hippies, it is an excellent way for professionals to increase the likelihood of success is to keep meditation practice as a part of their daily routine. Meditation practices improve the brain’s problem-solving and decision-making strategies, which can bring a desirable shift at work or while studying.
As many of you contact Bloom with questions about how to manage stress, we often advise meditation as a go to tool in stress-relief. Stress is the body’s response to unforeseen adversities. Encountering immediate threats increases the level of cortisol, or stress hormone in the body, and activates the Autonomic Nervous system, which is responsible for fight-or-flight responses. Meditation has been proven to lower cortisol levels in the brain therefore making meditators feel less stressed!
I will be looking in much more depth at meditation, it's effects and benefits for everyone in future posts. For now, I have made a 10 minute guided meditation to introduce you all to the practice.
Just find a quiet room and somewhere comfortable to sit or lie and play this video in your own time.