Meditation is a practice of training your mind or inducing a state of consciousness to realize some benefit. Meditation often gets a bad reputation as a reserved practice only for hippies and being quack science. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Many famous actors, musicians, athletes and public figures use meditation to manage stress and better control their mind power.
Meditation has been helpful to NBA stars like Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Major League Baseball’s Derek Jeter, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Olympic great Michael Phelps, singers such as Paul McCartney and Katy Perry, and actors like Cameron Diaz and even rumors of Clint Eastwood! It’s also very popular among Mixed Martial Artists and several NFL teams have mental coaches that train the players in cognitive ability.
Time should never be an issue if considering to practice meditation. Meditating only takes minutes a day and can be done just a few times a week to realize its benefits.
Meditation is proven to help calm your mind, improve concentration and focus, have better clarity, improved communication and rejuvenation of the mind and body.
Lowers high blood pressure, reduces lactate helping you recover from exercise, reduces anxiety, relieves some pain, aches, headaches, insomnia, and joint problems, increases serotonin production which improves mood, increases your energy, and improves your immune system.
Improves mood, increases happiness, provokes creativity, develop intuition, stabilizes your emotions, less stressed, and your problems seem much smaller.
I can tell you a lot of things about meditation that might be hard to measure and quantify. But you’ll never really understand how beneficial it is until you try it. Nobody was less interested in trying meditation than me. Once I gave it a try I had an epiphany of sorts and now I meditate three times a week. It has worked wonders on my stress levels, put me in a generally better mood and alleviates the aches and strains I get on my body from intense workouts. I highly recommend to any readers to look up some forms of mediation and at least try it. It is easy and doesn’t take long. In future posts, I will talk about various popular meditation techniques. Thanks for reading this weeks post!