MEDITATION - What is it, who can do it and what the benefits are
Updated: Jan 14, 2019
by Helen Ramsden
WHAT IS MEDITATION?
Meditation is commonly described as a training of mental attention that awakens us beyond the conditioned mind and habitual thinking, and reveals the nature of reality. The process and the fruit of meditation practice is understood as Natural Presence.
Presence is a mindful, clear recognition of what is happening, here and now in the present moment.
WHO CAN MEDITATE?
Anybody can meditate. I often encounter people who say to me that they could never meditate as they have way too many thoughts. My response to that is: even more reason for you to meditate!
Let go of the myth that you need to sit with your legs crossed on the floor, meditation can be done sitting in a chair, lying down or you can even do a walking meditation. You are never too old to start learning meditation.
BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
There are thousands of studies that have shown meditation can positively impact mental and physical health. Benefits include:
· Reduce stress
· Improve sleep
· Increase focus
· Improve relationships
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This article is for information purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for further information.