Guest post contributed by Odette Cecilia
Too often, we get entrapped into a web of so many responsibilities and hectic lifestyles that we tend to forget the importance of reserving some ‘ME’ time for ourselves. Many of us don’t even consider making exercise a part of our daily routines just because we don’t find time for it. In this way; we are destroying our health in unimaginable ways.
Adding meditation and yoga to your daily schedule will prove to be very beneficial in the long run. You might not value its importance as you start off with it, but, if you will stick to it; you will be amazed to see the entire transformation of your life towards betterment and peace.
You might be wondering how meditation will help you in achieving the right kind of peace and tranquility that you are looking for. Here are 6 simple steps to follow to draw out maximum advantages out of your meditation practice.
- Improved Health:
Countless health benefits of meditation have been reported so far by the doctors and yoga experts.
Few of them include balanced blood pressure, low levels of cholesterol, well-built immune system, improvised concentration and memory, optimal brain functioning and an overall state of well-being.
- Improved Mental Health:
Meditation helps your brain to stay fresh and calm. It also optimized the levels of serotonin, dopamine and related enzymes, thus, leaving your brain into a state of happiness.
Moreover, it also improves the overall wave pattern of the brain resulting in ensuring alpha state of mind which is considered to be the highest levels of a healthy brain.
- Reduced Stress Levels:
Maintaining a stress-free zone in your life can be achieved by making meditation a regular part of your everyday routine.
Meditation helps to decrease the stress levels and helps to sharpen the mind by increasing the levels of focus and concentration. A healthy brain leads to a healthy body and therefore, the circle is complete.
- Improved Spiritual Experience:
Since meditation is not something which can be considered to be confined to any specific school of thought or religion; it can be practiced by anyone, belonging to any kind of faith.
You can bring out a whole new world of beautiful transformation from within yourself with the help of meditation and it will be an experience you will never let go off.
- Habitual Practice:
Many of us give up on our exercise regimes just because it gets monotonous and we feel bored of it. Well! This is not the case with practicing meditation.
Since it is considered to be the next level form of exercise; you will never get enough of it and will try to learn new techniques and methods to make your experience more enriched and calm at the same time.
- Improved Social Experience:
Practicing meditation all by you is also a good thing to go for. However, you can get the best results out of it in less time just by doing it with the person you love.
Be it your best friend; your spouse or even your colleagues; meditation helps you to grow your social circle as you come across people who share the same interests as you do.
Odette Cecilia, originally from Venezuela, learned intuitively to meditate through creative visualization. Her depth of spirit led to her interest in and love of the healing arts, and most specifically, the use of sound frequencies and music to enhance spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being in others.
As a Sound Healing Meditation Therapist and Reiki Master, Odette has worked in the US and globally providing sound healing meditations. Odette Cecilia uses the harp, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, tuning forks, and other instruments in conjunction with guided visualization and meditation in the sound therapy that she offers to both individuals and groups. You can learn more about Odette at her website AwakeningSacredSpace.com.