The Importance Of Meditation And Mindfulness In Fitness And In Life
It’s a free practice with so many benefits
The modern world seems to have this obsession with moving forward and moving quickly. And yet, at the most random moments, we all start to crave for some silence and calm. We start to yearn for an open road or an endless sea. Fortunately, we don’t need to spend any money to reach that level of relaxation.
Meditate (verb): to engage in contemplation or reflection; to focus one’s thoughts.
Mindfulness (noun): the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
Here’s what you do.
Meditation is more than just about sitting down and counting your breaths, but it is a good start. Take a moment every morning when you wake up to just relax your mind. Choose somewhere comfortable, take a position and start counting. If your mind wanders, don’t worry about it. Just begin from one again.
If you’ve mastered the art of focusing on your breath, you can choose to focus about other things afterwards. How the different parts of your body are feeling or how the wind sounds when it comes through the window? No, you don’t need actual answers. You just have to become aware of what’s around you.
Here’s what it’ll do for you.
Meditation is all about working out the mind and the effects will show in how you handle things on a day-to-day basis. You’ll feel more ready for the day ahead and you’ll be able to handle things better as a result. And if meditation becomes common practice, it can help relieve stress and anxiety as well. Because when we take the time to forget all the negative things, you open more room for creativity, focus and even compassion.