About Meditation

Everyone has heard of meditation, but far fewer have a clear understanding of what it involves. Though the West ‘discovered’ meditation many years ago, preconceptions and misinformation still abound.

What Is Meditation?

Meditation is a way of training the mind not to engage in excessive or destructive thinking.

Through meditation, we can gain a better understanding of how our minds work. This allows us to form new habits, leading to an improvement in our overall health and well-being.

The benefits of maintaining a regular meditation practice include:

  • Relief from stress – a major contributor to poor health
  • Improved sleep
  • Stronger immune system
  • Better pain management
  • A decrease in addictive behaviours
  • Increased levels of confidence
  • More compassion for others, leading to improved relationships
  • A greater sense of calm

…to name just a few!

What Meditation Is Not

Meditation is not simply sitting still, silencing or emptying the mind. Neither is it merely a relaxation technique, although relaxation can be a by-product of meditation.

While meditators usually find that they develop a greater feeling of peace and well-being, meditation is not about being peaceful all the time and neither is it simply a form of escapism.

Although it is not always easy to do, it does not have to be time-consuming – just five minutes a day can be enough to start with!

With the correct level of support and guidance, anyone can meditate and experience the many benefits.

Find out more

If you want to learn more about the theory and practice of meditation, as well as finding out what it can do for you, please follow my blog, join one of my classes, or get in touch.