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Meditation is an incredible way to find peace in our bodies and manage anxiety, if you haven’t heard already. Meditating in your daily life can be a great way to heal from past traumas on your spiritual journey.
What is meditation?
Meditation is the act of being aware of your thoughts and feelings without any judgment. Mindfulness is closely tied to meditation. In that, when you practice meditations, you find mindfulness. Meditation allows you to be present and limit distractions in your mind.
How does meditation help me?
Meditation helps you to stay present and allows you to acknowledge stressful thoughts or feelings without being distracted from them. This helps those that struggle with anxiety and depression. Oftentimes for people who struggle with this, your mind is in a million different directions which will make you feel anxious. Constant anxiety and stress can lead to feelings of hopelessness and depression. Meditation is also a great way to practice your breathing. Meditation involves taking deep and long breaths to provide a calming atmosphere.
How long should I meditate?
Meditation, like many other things, takes some practice. Nothing worth having comes easy! If you are not ready to commit a lot of time to meditation, even small amounts of time are helpful. But for you to reap the full benefits, you will want to try to carve out specific time periods for practicing meditation. It’s important to be gentle with yourself through the process. Learning how to meditate is essentially retraining how your brain operates. Because of this, it makes sense that it will take some time to incorporate.
How long you should meditate really depends on your personal preference. Studies have found that even 20 minutes of meditation can be helpful. In general, the more time you can send on meditation the better. Once again, you may prefer shorter sessions multiple times a day versus one long session.
Through the journey of learning how to meditate, you will discover what time period works the best for you. There are some apps that you can use that have timed meditations if you are in need of some guidance. Meditation is supposed to help you reduce stress, not cause more by worrying that you are doing it perfectly or for the perfect amount of time.
Things to keep in mind
Like we said earlier, it’s imperative to be gentle with yourself through the process of learning to meditate. Intrusive thoughts may tell you that it’s not worth the time – but it is. Our brains are incredible entities and we always have the potential to change how we think. Our thoughts play such a large role in our lives – more than we even realize. Breathe in and breathe out. Your life with the benefits of meditation is waiting for you, you just have to find it.
No matter how short or how long your meditation sessions are, it is always beneficial. Consider making the most of every practice moment rather than worrying about the time duration you need to sit. Even though mornings are frequently recommended, you can also do mindfulness sessions during your day or at your preferred time.
Sit comfortably before you begin your session.
Try strolling mindfulness if you get exhausted from sitting. This is to make your meditation a new experience and help you enjoy your meditation moments.
Meditating daily allows you to transform your life.