CHASING
THE BALANCE
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7 REASONS TO ZEN OUT

Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
June 8, 2016
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Meditate much? You really should...

Meditation is simply directed concentration, and involves learning to focus your awareness and direct it onto an object: your breath, a phrase or word repeated silently, or an image in the mind’s eye.

WHY MEDITATE?

The benefits of meditation go on and on, and include:

  • Helping to lower blood pressure without drugs
  • Decreasing heart and respiratory rates
  • Increasing blood flow
  • Enhancing immune function
  • Reducing perception of pain and relieving chronic pain due to arthritis and other disorders
  • Maintaining level mood and easing depression
  • Bringing awareness and mindfulness to everyday aspects of life

A super simple, yet completely effective form of meditation is to walk or sit quietly in a natural setting, like a park, and allow your thoughts and sensations to occur; observing them without judgment. Just acknowledge them and let them go. Another great way to zen out is with a Guided Meditation. This involves listening to a cd or MP3 that literally “guides you” though the process. Great for those of us who have a hard time shutting off the constant chatter going through our over worked and over stressed minds.

All together now: Ommmmm……


 

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