I have learned so much in my search to heal from my injuries and in my mission to create a healthy lifestyle. When you are in pain you are willing to try just about anything to make it stop.
So, I researched and tried many things, one of which is Meditation.
Meditation is one of many tools I have discovered on my Healing Journey. Click HERE to subscribe to my blog to receive more articles in this series and others about how to heal and Be Healthy.
If you would have asked me a few years ago about meditation, I would have said only New Age hippies, weird spiritual people and people in cults meditate. I had no use for it in my life, or so I thought.
My first introduction to mediation was in a yoga class that ended with a short meditation in Savasana (lying on your back). I decided to take yoga to increase my flexibility and heal from my accident. What I found is that I benefited most from the relaxation and spiritual aspect of yoga. Who knew?
Meditation dates back to ancient times and although it can be found in many religions, it is not religious. It is a state of mind or a technique in which you release thought and focus inward and quiet your mind. It is an act of letting go of the past, not thinking about the future, being present without thought.
There is no right or wrong way to meditate. There is no right or wrong time to meditate. And there is no right or wrong place to meditate. There are many benefits to mediation, the most common are relaxation and to stress reduction.
What are some of the benefits of Meditation?
- Improves Relaxation
- Reduces Anxiety
- Reduces Stress
- Decreases Tension
- Reduces Pain
- Enhances Immune System
- Increases Energy
- Improves Breathing
- Reduces Headaches & Migraines
- Harmonizes Endocrine System
- Relaxes Nervous System
- Improves Brain Activity
- Builds Self-Confidence
- Increases Serotonin Levels
- Resolves Phobias
- Improves Concentration
- Increases Creativity
- Improves Memory
- Improves Relationships
- Develops Intuition
- Increases Productivity
- Improves Sleep
I usually meditate lying down because it is more comfortable for me, but you can meditate in any position you choose. I use guided meditation recordings to help me focus on a specific thing I am trying to achieve, sleep, clarity, intuition, balance, creativity, etc. There are many free guided mediations on iTunes. My favorite is the Meditation Oasis. I also use TMeditation Station, The Meditation Podcast, Zenworlds ZenCast and Relaxation Meditation Podcast. Download a few and try them out. You will soon find your favorites.
I meditate every night for 20 minutes right before I go to bed using a guided meditation for sleep. I find that I fall asleep instantly, sleep well throughout the night and wake up well rested. I also meditate during the day for 20 minutes using a guided meditation that applies to something I am trying to achieve that day like clarity or creativity.
Meditation is extremely safe and drug-free. The only side effects are feeling calm and relaxed. I highly recommend it if you are having trouble controlling pain with “traditional” medical treatments.
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