Remember my old friend Mindfulness that I talked about in regards to eating healthily? Mindfulness is being present in the moment, paying attention to what we do, and doing what we do on purpose. Well, turns out Mindfulness has a partner called Meditation. Meditation is focusing your mind on one thing, and it’s a great tool to relax and increase mindfulness. It’s retraining your brain to slow down and retraining your body to be calm and to breathe deeply. There are many ways to practice meditation, from simply clearing your mind to focus on your body’s natural breathing or the sound of the quiet room you are in to focusing on a single thought or progressively relaxing the muscles in your body.
What’s the first thing you think of when you think of meditating? Monks? Hippies? People sitting still in a beautiful jungle palace courtyard in front of a peaceful waterfall chanting “Ohm”? Continue reading “Meditation”