With our brain, we create our own realities on every level– emotional, physical, or otherwise and it seems that modern scientist and neurologist have come a long way only to recognize what the ancient mystics and wise ones have told us for centuries; prayer and meditation work! Through meditation, I’ve learned that I can easily tap into inner peace and tranquility, anytime, and anywhere I please. I use meditation for restoring balance and improving productivity and sleep.
What is Guided Meditation?
There are many ways to meditate. Guided meditation is an easy way to start. Meditating on your own requires some effort and it can be tough to meditate without a teacher or guide. Guided meditations literally walk you through a meditation and help you find a calm and peaceful state—one step at a time. I’ve recorded a basic 5-minute meditation for anyone wanting to try it out, or needing a quick tune up!
Fascinating Facts About Meditation
Over the last decade, interest in the science of meditation has skyrocketed. We now know more than ever before about just how meditation affects our minds and bodies. Increased research has led to a plethora of fascinating discoveries: Take, for instance, the fact that meditation can prevent heart disease. Or that it reduces stress. Or that it can significantly lessen ADHD symptoms, and in many cases, beats medication.
Still, much is left to be discovered. We know more but we definitely don’t know everything. While we wait for science to catch up with ancient wisdom, check out the Huff Post slideshow on the complex effects of the simple act of focused breathing.
Quite literally, sustained meditation leads to something called neuroplasticity, which is defined as the brain’s ability to change, structurally and functionally, on the basis of environmental input. For much of the last century, scientists believed that the brain essentially stopped changing after adulthood. But research by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson has shown that experienced meditators exhibit high levels of gamma ray activity and display an ability — continuing after the meditation session has attended — to not get stuck on a particular stimulus.
That is, they’re automatically able to control their thoughts and reactiveness.
Huffington Post has an entire section dedicated to MINDFULNESS. I definitely recommend following it.
If you liked this meditation, I’ve recorded another one HERE.
To your mental, spiritual and physical health!