Do you regularly feel any of the following?
1) Get irritated by small things?
2) Feel impatient and antsy while waiting?
3) Feel exhausted?
4) Have a hard time sleeping?
5) Snap at people around you (even loved ones)?
6) Feel jaded and use saracastic language?
7) Feel depressed?
8) Get sick easily?
9) Turn into a DEMON when driving in traffic?
10) Feel a lack of motivation and inspiration?
If you said YES to any of the following this might be a sign that you are simply overwhelmed by STRESS!
The Buddha once said, “Rule your mind or your mind will rule you.” The truth is you can have the fittest body on the planet but if you are overwhelmed with stress then none of it matters. The foundation of all health and wellness doesn’t originate in your body, it actually originates inside of your brain and mind. This is probably why scientists are telling us that most illness is related to deeper things like negative thinking and repressed emotions.
The perfect anecdote for these challenges is MEDITATION.
On a regular basis well documented studies are being released by scientists affirming what the yogis have been teaching for thousands of years. A recent meditation study conducted jointly by Harvard Medical School and the Univ. of Massachusetts found through fMRI scans that subjects who meditated for a 60 day period had an increase in the size of the ‘hippocampus.’ This is the part of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and spatial orientation. The study also found a decrease in the size of the ‘amygdala’ which governs fear, anger and stress. When you think about it this is amazing!
Check out some of the other amazing benefits of meditation backed by science!
1) Boosts immunity
2) Improves memory
3) Lowers blood pressure
4) Increases clarity and creativity
5) Decreases stress hormones that damage health
6) Improves digestion
7) Less wrinkles and better skin (seriously!)
8) Triggeres “Happiness” chemicals and hormones
9) Enhances Sex hormones
10) Higher quality relationships
So let’s get you started with a meditation technique that is actually over 3,000 years old.
- Find a comfortable seated position (on the floor, couch, chair, car seat…etc.)
- Sit up tall with a straight spine
- Relax your hands in your lap or on your knees
- Close your eyes and observe your breath
- Each time you ‘inhale’ silently repeat ‘So’
- Each time you ‘exhale’ silently repeat ‘Hum’
Continue you this for a couple of minutes. Then, let ‘So Hum,’ fade away. Take a few moments and observe how you feel. Lastly, slowly open your eyes. Whatever happened in your meditation is all good. Try not to judge the experience but just keep meditating consistently every day even if it’s only a couple of minutes. Over time, as you naturally feel inspired, you can increase the duration of your meditation.
I hope you will join me and some of the greatest figures in the world including entertainers, athletes, CEO’s, and politicians that use meditation function at their best!