Are you looking for a way to improve your life?
We all know that meditation is good for you, but it can be hard to stick with it if you’re not in love with the practice.
Meditation has reduced stress and anxiety, improved mood, boosted creativity, and even increased memory. But many people struggle to find time or motivation to meditate because they don’t enjoy the process of sitting still and focusing on their breath.
Here are the five benefits that will motivate you to make meditation your daily lifestyle practice.
If you practice Eating Meditation, you can reduce overeating.
When you pause and bring attention to all your five senses while eating food, your digestive juices will secrete well, the process of digestion transforms.
If you’re looking to reduce your overeating, you may want to try out eating meditation. This type of meditation can help you become more aware of when you’re full and eat slower to enjoy your food. When you’re more mindful of what and how much you&’re eating, you’re less likely to overindulge.
Eating meditation makes you more aware of your body and its cravings.
If you practice Breathing Meditation, you can regulate your blood pressure.
Lowering your blood pressure can be extremely important for your health, and one of the best ways to do this is through meditation. When you practice breathing meditation, you’re able to slow down your heart rate and regulate your blood pressure. This meditation helps you keep your heart healthy and prevent conditions like hypertension.
A separate study found that practising meditation consistently increases telomerase activity (an enzyme that protects DNA from damage) and telomere length (the ends of chromosomes which shorten with age).
The parasympathetic nervous system and vagus nerve get activated because of reduced telomeres activity and resulting in longevity. Your telomeres don’t fray easily, and you live long, and the ageing process reduces.
Breathing meditation is one of the best cures for what ails you.
If you practice Serene Mind Meditation, you can break free of stress.
When you practice serene mind meditation, you’re breaking free of the stress that’s been holding you back. This meditation can help you let go of your worries and relax your mind and body. When you’re less stressed, you’re able to think more clearly and make better decisions.
The amygdala is a small, almond-shaped structure responsible for fear and anxiety. When there is heightened activity in the amygdala, it causes the release of stress hormones like cortisol, resulting in feelings of anxiety, fear, and tension. Serene mind practice reduces the activity in the amygdala, which means you experience more calm & peace.
The pre-frontal cortex is the part of the brain that is responsible for decision-making, focus, and reasoning. Serene mind practice increases activity in your pre-frontal cortex, which means you are capable of clear thinking, reduced anxiety and stress.
Serene Mind Practice is a cure for your daily worries.
If you can practice Smiling Meditation, you actually become happier.
When you smile, even if it’s forced, your brain releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good. So when you’re feeling down, a quick smile meditation can help boost your mood and make you happier. One study found that people who smiled for five minutes every day were happier than those who didn’t smile at all.
In addition to making you happier, smiling has also been shown to have many other health benefits. It can help boost your immune system, and even help you live longer.
So the next time you find yourself feeling down, try out a quick smiling meditation to help improve your mood.
If you practice Yoga Nidra, your brain is detoxed, and you are capable of greater attention and restfulness.
When you practice Yoga Nidra, you’re not only resting your body, but you’re also detoxing your brain. This meditation helps get rid of the toxins causing you to feel tired and stressed. And when your brain is detoxed, you’re able to focus more quickly and be more relaxed.
The glial system in the brain is responsible for several essential functions, including detoxification, energy production, and neurotransmitter support. The glial cells are also responsible for myelination, which is coating the nerve cells with a protective layer of insulation. This insulation helps speed up the transmission of nerve impulses and improve communication between the cells.
Myelin is also important for cognitive function and memory. Yoga Nidra helps in the better production of Myelin.
In addition to detoxifying your brain by activating the glial system, Yoga Nidra can also help to improve your attention and focus. This meditation enables you to be more present and aware of what’s going on around you. And when you’re able to focus better, you can get more done and feel more rested.
Yoga Nidra changes your brain for the better.
You may be surprised at how much these simple practices can improve your health and happiness.
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