We would all LOVE to say we meditate daily but for most of us it's just one of those "will start on Monday" dreams. For many of us it is being busy- "How can I fit 10 minutes in for myself when I have SO much other stuff to do?" After understanding it's benefits it's definitely time we stopped looking at this as self-indulgence when actually self- care can improve so many areas of our lives! Time for ME TIME!
Today we are looking how we can fit Meditation into our busy schedules- when is the best time and what the REAL benefits are......
The first thing is that it’s a good idea to pick a time and stick with it. When you practice at the same time each day, you’ll start to form a habit, so that after a while you’ll find yourself just doing your meditation without needing to plan it in or think about doing it. Apparently the most favourable times to meditate are at 4 AM and 4 PM. It is said that the angle between the earth and the sun is 60 degrees and that being in a sitting position at these times will balance the pituitary and pineal glands giving you maximum results, but they look like pretty awkward times for most of us huh? At 4am I definitely want to still be in the land of nod, and 4pm- well it's 4pm, most of us are working or driving children around to after school clubs!
Morning is good....
The good thing about meditating early in the morning is that your stomach is empty. Other reasons include:
* Your mind is often more fresh and uncluttered without the jobs, worries and decisions that often fill our minds as the course of the day develops.
* You are making a an intention to set yourself up for a good day- a great start!
* You get it done first thing, so you’re less likely to forget about it or put it off.
Why? What benefits will daily Meditation bring me? (these ones have been scientifically proven!)
* Reduced Stress
* Lessens Anxiety
*Promotes positive mental health
*Helps you grow a deeper sense of self- awareness
*Lengthens your attentions span
*Helps keep your mind young
*Can help fight addictive behaviours
* Can help control pain
*Decreases Blood pressure
AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF, IT CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE!
JOIN US! Can you join us in a 30 day Meditation Challenge starting on Thursday 19/10/17?
For guidance and for getting us all started we are going to be following Madeleine Shaw's new Meditation release £9.99 https://shop.madeleineshaw.com/meditations/ and keep it up for 30 days! Or use your own apps (or no apps!) but we would love to see and hear how you feel after dedicating a few minutes a day to meditation! Have you been meditating daily for a long time? Let us know what has improved for you!
Let us know how you get on and if you will be joining in the comments below or on social media #SNHQ xx