What if I told you that there’s a way to balance your hormones, reduce stress and feelings of overwhelm, improve your sleep, make you feel more calm and centered, increase productivity and help grow new brain cells plus lose weight (belly fat in particular)!?
AND…what if I told you it doesn’t require painful exercise, sweating and you can do it in your jammies!?
I’m sure you’d WANT IN – or at least want to know what it is.
This may be hard to believe, but I’m here to tell you that “working in” is just as important as “working out”. Science has shown that incorporating periods of calm and restoration in our lives is not only critical for physical and emotional health but is also surprisingly invigorating and energizing! What an interesting paradox:)
That’s why I want to share with you a new healthy habit that is part of my healthy lifestyle, anti-aging, happiness and wellness routine: Guided Meditation.
I know, I know, if you’re like me I’m sure your first reaction is to say:
I know meditation is supposed to be good for me but I can’t sit still or stop my mind from thinking!
I gotcha. That why as a fellow Type-A personality and ambitious person, I like to use the Guided Meditation technique because I can get all the amazing benefits of meditation but I find it much more user-friendly and therefore I actually do it – as opposed to what has happened to me in a typical meditation session in the past where I find I’m secretly plotting my escape or I feel like I’m being tortured as I count down the minutes until it’s over and I can “get on with my real life” and my To-Do List!
It’s been said that there are as many types of meditation as there are ways to make an egg. (I like that one!)
Guided meditation is thought to be the easiest style to learn, especially for people who can’t sit still or stop their minds. In a typical Guided Meditation class, all you do is sit down, get comfy, close your eyes and listen to your facilitator or “guide” who will lead you in where and how to focus your thoughts and attention.
Check Out These Documented and Scientific Benefits of Meditation (with NO known side-effects btw!)
- Decreases stress and anxiety
- Decreases loneliness
- Decreases panic attacks
- Improves memory, brain function, focus, productivity and growth of new brain cells
- Improves mood and normal neurotransmitter function
- Contributes to hormonal balance and weight loss
- Increases self-awareness and ability to identify emotions/feelings and needs
- Improves sleep quality
- Reduces blood pressure
- Reduces pain
- Releases muscle tension
- Lowers risk of heart attack and stroke
- Increases intuition, self-trust and confidence
- Increases ability to be present, grounded and peaceful
- Just makes you happier:)
So I hope this article at least got you curious to see if meditation might be able to help you better achieve your goals. I suggest you stay open-minded. It very well might be not only easier but more enjoyable than you thought and you might even be pleasantly and surprisingly blissed out 😉
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