Have you ever turned off the TV and suddenly the house seemed so quiet that you became still as well?
- “Meditation and mindfulness skills led to improved sleep, greater relaxation…at the end of the six-week meditation course, worry, and thought suppression were significantly reduced.” (1)
- It can lead to cardiac risk reduction. (2)
- Reduces chronic physical pain. (3)
- Lowers anxiety. (4)
- But it’s not just about facts and figures, although those alone should have us rushing to practice meditation and mindfulness!
Meditation and mindfulness changes things because you told you so.
How do you get to know yourself?
Here’s a simple way to start:
- Find a quiet place in your home.
- Sit in a comfortable position. Sit on a soft surface like a couch or a chair with a pillow on it. Put both feet on the ground and relax your shoulders
Close your eyes.
- Put your hand over your heart for a few moments. When we do this, we can actually sync our brain waves with our heart beat. It is the best position to begin to in tune with ourselves.
- Tune in. Afraid you don’t know how to tune in? Think about the one person, animal, place or thing that makes you smile right into your belly.
Did you feel that shift? You’ve tuned in.