The Latest on Meditate Movement
Seriously, do people really spend any time thinking about breathing during the day? Our breath unifies the mind and body. We live such hectic on the go lives that we tend to overlook how the mind, body and breath are intimately connected and significantly influence one another. However, we should put more emphasis on how we breath because it can greatly improve our overall health.
For many people, change is difficult. Breaking patterns, habits and routines takes a concerted effort, it’s much easier to just turn on autopilot. When we meditate we separate ourselves from our thoughts, feelings and emotions. This is why meditation can serve as a significant component when beginning a difficult change. Meditation helps me differentiate between what is “real” and what is not “real.”
Transitions. Life continually shifts and transforms. An overused cliché I know, but change really is the only constant. The more I understand and accept this, the easier it is for me to move smoothly and gracefully through life.
If you feel skeptical when you hear about the myriad of benefits derived from meditation, you're not alone. However, as university researchers study how meditation affects the brain, we continue to discover that mediation does in fact improve us in numerous ways. This week I explore research validating how meditation reduces stress.