What are the Health Benefits of Meditation?

 

What are the health benefits of meditation
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What are the Health Benefits of Meditation?  I’ve finally done it.  A habit I’ve wanted to get into because of benefits I’ve heard from it.  According to WebMD (click here for the full article) meditation may help reduce stress.  This is how it has helped me:

  1. Much better sleep.
  2. More energized in the morning…because of the better sleep, I assume. (said with playful sarcasm)
  3. More FOCUS (because of the better sleep?)

In the three weeks I’ve started meditating, I’ve noticed better sleep and more energy.  What I really love is that it has seemed to slow my mind down. Instead of 200 things going through my mind on what I need to do, have to do, want to do I’m more focused.  And I was pretty focused before.  LOVE!

How about you?  Have you ever tried the practice of meditation?  According to Louise Hay and other experts at Hay House.com…three things will happen during your meditation session:

  1. You will go to sleep.
  2. You will start thinking about all things you should be doing instead of meditating.
  3. You will get in the meditation zone…which is truly cool.  A yoga friend of mine calls it the “third eye.”  Which in my experience is relaxed, not sleepy and completely focused on the subject I chose for the meditation session.

I found this really cool website that gives great advice on making the meditation experience a pleasurable ritual.  So Bitch Goddess like!  Here it is:  Wellness Hero  I’m going to be adding this to my daily meditation. Here are more sources I like on the subject:  Meditation for Dummies, and above is one of the videos I use nightly.  It’s from a great You Tube Channel. Click on this link for more meditation videos and support: EmilyStoneMusic.

The bottom line for me is that I’m seeing benefits.  I want to explore more. The more I do it, the more I realize you can customize to whatever you need at that moment.  For instance, meditation didn’t work for me until I tried the “guided meditation” on the Louise Hay site.  I also found I wanted to just wind down and NOT think about anything. By not focusing on anything, I found an interesting surprise. I needed to “let go” even more.

I was in the middle of a deep meditation.  One meditation I do has you create a sacred beautiful place in your mind for you to enjoy.  My sacred beautiful place has a gorgeous field, a soothing water fountain, tons of sweet smelling roses and a white temple.  There is a crystal clear lake behind the temple. While relaxing by the water fountain I look up and there are two men from my past standing on the edge of my sacred beautiful place.  I started to cry.

I started crying because they were waiting for me.  To let them go.  Not for them…for me!  I had absolutely no idea I hadn’t let them go. Until that exact moment. My mind wanted more clarity. Somewhere, deep inside me, I needed more closure. So I invited them both over.  I thanked them for what they gave to me, gave them a warm hug and told them it was time for them to go.

Want to hear another intriguing discovery of my meditation?  I’ve been doing a guided one for prosperity.  I can’t tell you how many $1 bills I’ve picked off the ground since starting 3 weeks ago. On the first day of the prosperity meditation?  I found a $20 bill.  Coincidence?  Maybe.  Cool? Definitely! Ahhh…thank you Universe!

Your meditation exploration…think of the fun…and please share your discoveries! Love, Goddess

Suggested Reading:

  1. Meditation for Dummies
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