For me, practising meditation is like brushing my teeth because it has become part of my daily routine. It is about being more awake and aware and listening to my inner wisdom or in-tuition (inner teacher). It has helped me to discover an inner peace that comes only when the mind is still.
I was first introduced to meditation a few years ago when I was expecting my daughter and the health visitor recommended it for relaxation.
I remember nervously attending the first session and being pleasantly surprised to find that the other participants where actually quite normal! There were no hippies, nobody smoking ‘wacky backy’ and nobody had any flowers in their hair!
Well, 24 years later and after experiencing and practising many different forms of meditation over the years, I believe it is becoming very main stream.
Meditation is a fantastic tool for relaxation and relaxation is perhaps the most important key to health and well-being. When we are completely relaxed, our own natural healing mechanism is more active.
The benefits of regular meditation include reduced stress levels, strengthened immune system, it helps to over come anxiety and depression and it can also help to lower heart rates and blood pressure.
Meditation is easy to learn but it can take years to master and there are many meditation techniques and methods to choose from. A visualisation CD can ease you in gently but serious meditating comes when you are able sit in silence and completely clear your mind. Exploring the real self within produces a new level of awareness and helps you become more conscious in all aspects of your life.
Whether you are looking for relaxation or just a little inner peace or maybe your aim is the attainment of enlightenment, I recommend you try it!
Love & Light