In today’s hectic world, stress is a part of each of our lives. We all experience stress. We’re all affected by it differently and react to it in our own distinctive ways.”
What can we do to relax our minds, so that we can more easily and effectively deal with that stress?
You already know that good sleep, exercise, wholesome food, and a satisfying social life are all necessary elements to a healthy, relaxed mind.
Have you ever tried meditation? If not, I suggest that you do. Meditation is defined as the practice of thinking deeply and focus one’s thoughts for a period of time. Science has confirmed it through brain scans: meditation works, and it’s one of the best ways to teach the mind how to relax.
The goal of this article is not to teach you how to meditate, but to tell why to meditate.
Meditation, once assumed to be only a religious practice for achieving spiritual enlightenment, is now acknowledged to be a valuable technique with which to induce a state of relaxation.
Meditation isn’t hard to learn, and it has many forms: it may be practiced with or without repeating a mantra, by consciously clearing one’s thoughts, by focusing on breathing, and which results in specific brain waves, https://brainworksneurotherapy.com/what-are-brainwaves and frequencies.
When under stress, the brain generates high beta waves. Keeping the brain in high frequency 24/7, with no break time, damages one’s ability to concentrate and results in memory loss. The brain is designed to work best and sharpest, and in its most creative flow, when you stay in the alpha waves zone.
So how do you get to that zone? You just meditate.
You already know that science, through the use of brain scans, has confirmed the effectiveness of meditation. These brain scans have shown the following:
- improves brain structure-permanently;
- increases the size of the hippocampus (the memory center), thus sharpening memory;
- increases blood flow to the brain, consequently improving cardiovascular health;
- improves attention, concentration, verbal fluency, and creativity;
- keeps an individual focused and calm, thereby reducing stress and improving sleep.
Can you start your day meditating, or when you feel overwhelmed with stress?
You say you have no time to do that…but you do have time to watch late-night TV?
Adding meditation to your daily routine can change the ways in which you think, behave, and react-and the way in which you process the world around you. Can meditation take your entire life to a happier, healthier place?
Science says, Yes!
Did I convince you start meditating? Even if you’ve never meditated before, you can start now.
What more can I say to convince you to start benefiting from meditation?
I give you my word: meditation has changed my life!
Relaxation for a stressed-out mind: what more could you ask from meditation?
Jahiel Yasha Kamhi is a motivational and popular science freelance writer holding a degree, specialist in medical biochemistry, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He is passionate about writing articles that helping people live more empowered life, with knowledge, passion and purpose. Jahiel is contributing writer to many magazines. He also delivers presentations that inspire others to find more meaning and balance in their lives. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. This article cannot be re-published without permission.