Meditation | Mental Health Awareness | 4 M’s of May

Meditation is another powerful way to bring mental clarity and ground yourself. I believe everyone can benefit from meditation.

Verywellmind.com defines meditation as…

a set of techniques that are intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. Meditation is also a consciousness-changing technique that has been shown to have a wide number of benefits on psychological well-being.

The benefits are endless.

Meditation helps with lowering aggression, anxiety, depression, reducing stress, increasing confidence and self-awareness, connection and more. 

There are many different meditation techniques that you can choose from including guided meditation, yoga meditation, sound bath meditation, chakra meditations and focused attention meditation to name a few.

Many people feel like they aren’t meditating correctly or fear that they will fall asleep while meditating. That is ok.

Just know that when it comes to meditating the most important part is that you are going into a relaxed state and finding some peace.

Do what feels right for you and with practice everything else will come.

When taking the time to meditate, try these simple steps.

• Get into a space where you can focus with no distractions

• Get into a comfortable position

• Start slowing down your breath and get in tune with your body.

• Breathe in and out slowly and clear your mind.

• Give yourself permission to relax into the moment and in your body.

• Try this for 5 minutes at first and increase as you feel comfortable.

When I first started 5 minutes felt like a lifetime but with practice and time I gradually increased and can now meditate for an hour or more easily and my body loves it. Keep going, you can do it.

Once again, do what feels right. learn to trust your body and your intuition. Part of healing is learning to hear your inner voice and working with it to flow through emotions and trauma. Meditation helps quiet the mind and increase your ability to tap into your body and inner knowing.  When you tap in, you begin to see your hidden powers flourish.