I started mediation over a year go and now I meditate 5 minutes everyday. On days i’m feeling good I meditate for 10 minutes.
Harvard researchers and others continued to study meditation and found that it can:
- Lower blood pressure, cholesterol and the risk of heart disease and stroke,
- It can help relieve stress, depression, insomnia, sleeplessness, anxiety and worry,
- It can increase productivity, learning, happiness, well-being and inner peace.
At first I used headspace, but found myself feeling sleepy afterwards. Then I discovered to meditate by meditating by myself. The silence and stillness you experience in meditation and the increased happiness and diminished stress you experience outside meditation are life changing. You naturally begin to go deeper into that silence and stillness each time you meditate.
How to meditate? There is no right or wrong as everyone’s meditation is different. What I would suggest is to sit comfortably and quietly with your eyes closed. If you are struggling, try bringing your attention to your breathing. Alternatively repeat a word or a short phrase called a mantra in your mind. Your mantra can be anything 🙂