“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” -Buddha
What if a life with amazing sleep, low stress, and thriving mental health was just a few breaths away?
There are thousands of studies that have shown meditation can have a positive impact on mental and physical health. Whether it’s by reducing stress, improving sleep, increasing focus, and even improving relationships- scientific research shows that mindful living has great benefits.
It’s even increased people’s compassion for self and others, lowered their aggression and work stress, served as an aid in pain management and living with chronic disease, weight loss, and in some cases it even contributed to reducing symptoms of depression. (Though meditation is not intended to manage, treat, or cure any medical condition.)
Consider meditation as an exercise for the brain. Through meditation, we can build up areas of our brain and actually rewire it to increase positive traits like focus and decision making and lessen harmful traits like fear and stress. Most importantly, this means there is a possibility to change your brain for the better in a way that is long-lasting. That is the hope we all deserve!
We live in a beautiful time with free resources at our fingertips. To help kickstart and guide you on this journey of mindfulness we’d like to recommend our favorites: Dr. Andy Wile’s breathing exercises and Tara Brach’s podcast along with her guided meditations.
For our friends on the go- you can even meditate on the go with apps. Here are the top 5 meditation apps: Calm, Humm.ly, Headspace, Omvana, Insight Timer.
We hope this serves as a helpful tool to bring peace to your daily life.