I started focusing on yoga and meditation when I was in university. I was drawn to it because I wanted to do something that would help me feel less stressed and anxious. I’m glad I started because taking time out of my day to meditate and do yoga has helped in many ways.
I suggest that if you feel stressed, anxious and even depressed, try meditation and yoga. My reasons why are below.
You Consider the Way You Think
Meditation helps you to analyze how you think. When you sit or lie down to meditate, what often happens to me first is that I’ll have all these thoughts swarming through my head. Through the thoughts I have, I can understand what’s constantly on my mind. I can analyze whether this is good or bad for me. Eventually, I start to focus more, certain thoughts fade away and I’m just in the moment and enjoying the silence.
After I finish meditating, it helps me to reflect on what I focus my attention on. This is good because it makes me mindful of whether my thoughts are helping or hurting me. Meditation helps me to realize what I need to consider or let go off.
You learn how to Focus
Meditation helps you to focus because that’s what it entails. It requires you to be still and not let yourself be distracted by what is going on around you. I think this is great for people who get easily distracted and disturbed. Meditation teaches you to shift your attention to one thing and remain there.
You will find Peace
We live in such a busy and distracting world. There are always many things going on around us and on the internet that easily gets us rallied up. However, when meditating, I find that it helps me to get to this place of calm. It helps me to be present in the moment and truly relax by letting my mind just be.
Have you tried to meditate before? What are your reasons for trying or not?