How to Use Meditation to Boost Physical and Mental Health
There are many people around the world (including myself at one time) who do not know that having a meditation practice will benefit your health.
Meditation is very important for those people who have a lot on their mind, especially the people who are suffering from stress (hey mamas, I see you). This is truly one of the best ways of you releasing your daily stress.
As with many things, there are different kinds of meditation that you can practice. An example of one type of meditation is the sahaja meditation. You must first understand what it is and how it is done before you can start doing it. This is because it has its own techniques and some other things which should be included.
Basically, sahaja is a combination of yoga and meditation. There are so many exercises that you can do (strenghth training, cardio, dance fitness) but yoga and meditation are two of the most relaxing ones.
The main purpose of doing yoga and meditation is so that you can get your mind, body and spirit into sync. The good thing about this practice is that you do not only work on one area at a time but all the three areas at the same time.
Doing a lot of exercise will help you to burn a lot of calories, tone your body and get into fantastic shape. But what about your mind and your soul? You cannot achieve great shape and total wellness if your mind and soul are not healthy. This is one of the main reasons why you should practice yoga.
In fact, yoga has been integral in getting my own mental health back on track.
Everybody can benefit in one way or the other through yoga meditation. The best thing about it is that it deals with every part of you methodically and that involves communication with yourself first.
After doing the first session of yoga meditation, you will realize that the stress you’ve bottled up is greatly decreased. This is simply because it deals with all your senses – your body, breath and also your mind. This practice is not comparable to any other exercise. It provides entirely unique benefits on its own.
You can, however, start your session by going to the local classes around your home area or even register at the gym or any other fitness center. The reason why you should join a class gym or fitness center is because there are experts there who will show you how to do it. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
When experts are around, you will be able to be corrected when you are doing the wrong thing and also prevent any injury. It’s also great because you can take what you’ve learned & be able to have that stress relief anywhere…it’s not bound by space or time. The best thing about yoga and meditation is that it works on the whole of your body, both physically and internally leaving you feeling good.
I know meditation may seem a bit “woo woo” still, and that’s totally okay to feel that way. But once you begin to learn about it and its benefits, it’s an easy enough tool to add to your wellness belt for when you’re feeling stressed out & stretched thin.