Benefits of Meditation

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”

— Milarepa

We all know the benefits of meditation: reducing stress, finding a sense of peace and calm, possibly gleaning some insight into a problem or question, and learning more about how to “be” than “do.” Scientific researchers continue to study the effects of meditation on the physical body, and many suggest it may help with some medical conditions as well as helping to bolster immune systems. And some research, using advance brain scanning technology, indicates that meditation directly affects the function and structure of the brain.

It seems we hear more and more from others (and ourselves) that life is so hectic and full right now, finding time to meditate has become a low priority. So the question becomes, can you afford to NOT meditate? When we find ourselves running from here to there, wondering where the day, week, or even month went, experiencing increased levels of anxiety and stress, this is precisely when we must find time – even if it’s just a few minutes – to sit in stillness, slow our thoughts and breath, and find our calm center while cultivating positive emotions. This also makes an impact on those we interact with in our home, community, and work environment.

There are many different types of meditation, including guided visualization, mindfulness meditation, transcendental and mantra meditation, yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Whichever practice resonates with you, set your intention today to make a sustained effort to engage in your practice and you will find that it becomes a part of your daily routine.

Hemi-Sync® is a powerful, proven tool to assist in your meditative practice. There are many titles available ranging from verbally guided to music. We would love to hear which ones you find most beneficial.

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