Today is National Meditation Day, and today we explore the endless benefits of meditation. As the Clinic Director & Founder, Osteopathic Manual Therapist and a certified Yoga Instructor, I find tremendous value in meditation, not only for me personally but also professionally.
Taking a few minutes each day to meditate allows me to be in the present, and re-focus my thoughts - not to eliminate them completely, but to observe them and gain a better understanding of how I feel and what is happening in the moment. It also allows me to start the day with the best of intentions, setting me up for success in navigating the daily responsibilities that come with running a wellness clinic.
Meditation requires little to no equipment, you only require a quiet space in your home, or office, a space where you can go interrupted and have a few minutes to yourself to practice.
What is Mediation?
At Natural Alignments, we take a full body approach to your overall wellness, and meditation fits perfectly as it is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation allows you to focus your attention, clear your mind and bring us into a moment of deeper understanding and recognition. When we meditate, we are not changing or ignoring our thoughts, we are acknowledging and observing them in a way that allows us to refocus our intention, all while bringing about greater physical and emotional well being.
Benefits of Meditation:
There are endless benefits that come with meditation, not only can meditation give you a sense of calm and balance, it can also benefit your overall emotional and mental health, allowing you to relax, cope with stress and re-focus your attention. Practicing meditation can help you learn to stay centered, and focused, especially in stressful situations, and allow you to navigate your day with a greater sense of calm.
The benefits of meditation also extend much further, and as you practice meditation you can start to experience other benefits such as:
As we all continue to navigate through the daily stresses of our lives, as we head into the summer months, it is important to continue staying mindful and feeling connected to your body and mind. I have created a simple, guided meditation to help you do so. Whether you are new to meditation, or not I encourage you to take just five minutes to yourself, take a deep breath and honor National Day of Meditation.
If you are looking for more ways to improve your overall wellness, including taking a yoga class in our brand new yoga studio, connect with us .