This week is the use of Meditation. Everywhere you look these days you may see classes or articles on some type of Meditation. The good news is that with so many varieties available there may be one or more that are a fit for you.

However you approach Meditation the end goal is to achieve some degree of relaxation and awareness of self. Someone asked how do you know you have reached that state and the answer can be different for everyone.

For myself it feels like a combination of waking up in a bed that is the perfect temperature the sheets, pillow and comforter are creating a cozy cocoon and I can feel every inch of my skin. My heart feels joy, unconditional love, gratitude and peacefulness in equal measure and it seems like body, mind and spirit are connected in the present moment.

Not sure where to start I have added some links below.

List of Meditation Types

Benefits of Meditation

1. Reduces stress

2. Controls anxiety

3. Promotes emotional health

4. Enhances self-awareness

5. Lengthens attention span

6. May reduce age-related memory loss

7. Can generate kindness 8. May help fight addictions

9. Improves sleep

10. Helps control pain

11. Can decrease blood pressure

12. Accessible anywhere The bottom line Meditation is something everyone can do to improve their mental and emotional health. You can do it anywhere, without special equipment or memberships. Alternatively, meditation courses and support groups are widely available. There’s a great variety of styles too, each with different strengths and benefits. Trying out a style of mediation suited to your goals is a great way to improve your quality of life, even if you only have a few minutes to do it each day.

If you are interested in the science behind the above statement see the whole article at Written by Matthew Thorpe, MD, PhD and Rachael Link, MS, RD — Medically reviewed by Marney A. White, PhD, MS — Updated on October 27, 2020

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