What Is Meditation?
Meditation is the precise technique or practice of quieting the mind, while focusing inward in a deep, relaxed state. In meditation, focusing on awareness of breath is essential. The mind becomes clear and relaxed so that the ability to push aside the external world is apparent. As the mind becomes silent, and as the meditation deepens, one may notice a sense of ease, tranquility and peace. This positive behavior, resulting in an energized state of mind, can allow the body to rest, regroup, rejuvenate and heal. It is a helpful reminder to let go of the negative and focus on the positive aspects of our lives. Our reactions to situations literally have the power to shape the outcome. Practicing meditation regularly can make this easier. It allows us to focus on proactive thoughts while eliminating the any thoughts that disturb us.
Body: Helps boost immune system, keeps heart healthy, and increases energy.
Mind: Provides stress relief, mental clarity, brain empowerment and helps us set and reach goals by remaining focused.
Emotions: Boosts mood and uplifts spirit, enhances balance in our lives by feeling centered and whole, helps us feel connected (to friends, family, the community, and importantly, at peace within ourselves!)