By Temisan Nukonu
Meditation involves the practice of mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to train attention and awareness. This is done to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
When you have a deeper connection with yourself, you find your life falling into place. To meditate properly, all you need to do is find a place of tranquillity, get in the desired position, close your eyes, and breadth.
Asides bringing you inner and outer peace, below are some other benefits of meditation to your life.
Meditation makes you happier: Meditation helps you to purge off every negativity surrounding you. When you are free of negative energy and vibes around you, you keep a cleaner head for positive thoughts and feelings that ultimately lead to a better and happier state of mind.
Meditation improves sleep: Meditation is like a workout for your brain except instead of picking up weights to build muscle, you are putting down thoughts to build the strength of mind. You sleep easier and better when your mind is free of everyday life worries that may otherwise clog it.
Reduces depression and anxiety: Meditation allows people to take charge of their own nervous system and emotions It decreases anxiety levels and alleviates depression symptoms in those who practice it regularly.
Helps you live in the moment: How many of us rush through each day without taking the time to actually live? More often than not, we look back on our day and wonder where the day went and wish we could have slowed down. Part of living a mindful life is living (and enjoying) the moment as we experience it. Meditation can help you to embrace more of these moments. The more mindful you are with life, the more purposeful and productive you can be.
Meditation helps you love yourself: Every individual is worthy of love and respect regardless of others’ opinions; your reality is what you make of it. If you have a hard time knowing this and accepting yourself, you can benefit by inviting meditation into your life. Meditation can be used to create self-love and acceptance. Only with self-love will you be able to be your true self and experience true happiness.