Meditation is not for you? You do not have enough time, and besides you are not the type of person that can clear mind, whatever that means? Think again!
Meditation helps release the stress. Stress stimulates the immune system, which then begins to work unnecessarily and causes chronic inflammation in the body. All this increases blood pressure, narrows blood vessels, makes the muscles tense, increases the heartbeat rate and speeds up breathing, and stress hormone is increasingly starting to circulate in your body.
Chronic stress has been linked to 6 leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, liver cirrhosis, suicide and accidents. Even two-thirds of people seek help from family doctor because of disturbing symptoms of stress.
Meditation stimulates the part of the nervous system that regulates the heartbeat and breathing, blood pressure, relaxes muscles and lowers levels of stress hormones on the one that you need just to survive.
How it's done?
Do not connect meditation with the person who sits at the top of the mountain and stretches for 45 minutes. In fact, it is necessary only 10 to 20 minutes a day to relax muscles, to become aware of the speed of breathing and irregular heartbeat.
Transcendental meditation is a kind of meditation where you sit for 20 minutes with your eyes closed. As you sit, you need to focus on your body and allow the mind and body to relax and find inner peace. One study showed that people who practiced transcendental medicine live longer.
Does it help to health?
Some people claim that after everyday meditation they feel calmer and take less medication. One study shown that people who regularly meditate reduce the activity of the brain that is responsible for the sensation of pain for 40 to 50%.
Meditation can reduce the risk of heart disease by regulating blood pressure level. It also prevents the development of resistance of the body to insulin, thus significantly reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
Daily meditation reduces stress, relieves symptoms of chronic diseases, epilepsy, PMS, early menopause, depression, anxiety and frequent mood changes. Reaction of the body to insulin increases and helps people suffering from psoriasis to alleviate the symptoms of the disease.
Can I do it?
Of course you can. Anyone can meditate. Focus on feeling the presence of the body and all the stress and anger will disappear. Focus on your breathing or on an imaginary picture. The first time you will feel unsuccessful, perhaps a bit silly, but every time you're going to feel more and more progress. The most important thing is to start.
Meditation in motion
Synchronize breathing with the steps. Walk slowly and focus on body movements.
While you eat
Focus on chewing each bite, the taste, texture and smell.
In a traffic jam
Inside repeat a phrase or word that will calm you down and prevent negative thoughts to obsess your mind.
While you're at work
Whenever you feel the presence of negative emotions, briefly close your eyes and breathe deeply.
Slowly breathe in order to help you to calm down. Do not waste words in vain, and focus on reactions and behavior of other person.