Mindfulness meditation is my best friend simply because it relaxes my mind and body on top of the plethora of health benefits it has been proven to bring. I began meditating about 4-5 years ago and I can provide testimony on the immense advantages of taking a deep breath and relaxing. First I did it to calm my muscles after a morning jog but after learning more about meditation and yoga, I meditate mindfully for about 3 times a day, 3-4 minutes, nothing crazy, but effective.
Apart from the physiological benefits that I have experienced from meditating, the spiritual and psychological benefits are the ones which have been vital for me.
Keeping Your Cool
I was never a short-tempered fella but I used to get very agitated with little things like power black out, water shortages and I also wasted time beefin with haters online. But after embracing mindful meditation and yoga, I am never angry, the toxic words; hate, stress, ugly, doubt, anxiety never appear in my vocabulary. I always see the glass half full, no matter the situation, there is always a lesson to learn and learning is good.
Meditation also helps me calm down whenever I am nervous before doing a presentation or cooking in front of a big crowd.
How To Meditate
There are so many ways to meditate but the most effective one I just learned about it yesterday;
- sit up-right comfortably in a chair or on the ground cross-legged (yoga mat or blanket or towel or caret will do)
- breath deeply for 5 seconds trying not to think about much but if thoughts do come, let it be…I always say, ‘Think about your thoughts’
- hold your breath for another 5 seconds
- repeat this for at least a minute, 3 times a day and you will thank me later 🙂