Meditation and Wellbeing
Life is full of uncertainty and sometimes we get surrounded by so many tensions and worries that it gets difficult for us to do the simplest of daily tasks. Stress and anxiety are part and parcel everyone’s life as we all encounter lows and unwanted situations. In times like these, it is common for stress and anxiety to get out of our hands and turn into a medical condition like depression.
So, with a lot happening every now and then, making things difficult to handle, we should also search for ways to cope with our anxiety and stress. If you are in search of a cure for your stress, then meditation is the best option for you, and no we are not telling you to run away from your problems but rather, with meditation, you can become mindful of your situation, and it can help you find solutions for your stressful problems.
What is Meditation?
Now you must be wondering what meditation is? and how can it help you with stress and anxiety? Meditation is not a new term but rather meditation has been practiced long before 600-500 BCE, with the original purpose to help in the understanding of sacred forces of life deeply. But today we use meditation for the purpose to relax and reduce stress and anxiety from our lives.
Meditation is a technique of being mindful and focused, to attain awareness of your surroundings, to achieve the point where you have clarity in your mind, and you are emotionally calm and relaxed. With the help of meditation, you can sort out your crowded and jumbled-up thoughts and find the true state of tranquility.
Emotional Stability and Meditation
Meditation is very helpful in order to gain emotional stability in our daily challenges that causes stress. It helps by giving us new perspectives, reducing negative emotions, and helping us increase self-awareness.
Meditation is also useful if you are dealing with any medical condition that may get worse due to stress. According to several researches, meditation has been found useful in disease like depression, chronic pain, high blood pressure, migraine, sleeping disorder, cancer and irritable bowel syndrome.
Types of Meditation
There is no one way to do meditation, there are many ways you can relax and find your inner peace. If you are being mindful and focused on your being and your surroundings, in order to find the state of tranquility then you are meditating.
One way to meditate is Yoga, in which you concentrate on your posture and breathing, to attain focus on your present state. You can go to a peaceful place surrounded with nature, use our wolf yoga mat, and meditate through yoga for best results.
You can also do Mantra Meditation, in which you calmly and silently keep repeating a phrase or word that helps you focus on one thing and do not let your mind get distracted.
Another way is Mindful Meditation, during which you increase your awareness and focus on your experience of meditating. You focus on your breath, your body movement, your emotions, and your thoughts.
Benefits of Meditation
Meditation is an easy way to gain control over your life. When you feel like things in life are getting out of your hands, you can meditate to establish control over your own self, your focus and be more aware of your situation.
Meditation is very effective and inexpensive. It helps us get in check with our emotions and thoughts. It improves our concentration and also helps us focus on our present, it calms our mind, and it sorts our crowded thoughts.
When and how long should you meditate?
You do not need to have anxiety and stress to try meditation. You can meditate anytime to focus or to be mindful of yourself and your surroundings. Just grab a Yoga Mat and go to a place where you feel like yourself. Be it your home, the coffee shop on your way to office or your favorite spot in park or if you are a climber, be it your peaceful spot in the mountains. You can meditate anywhere. You can also grab our Luna Wolfpack, an all-in-one solution if you want to exercise along with meditation. Trust me, we have got you covered.
Now on how long you should meditate, there are many researches with different time lengths. Some studies suggest that you do 15 to 20 minutes of mediation daily, while others suggest doing less than that and some suggest more. But meditation appears to be similar to physical exercise in this way. There is no ideal length of time you should exercise, and there is no perfect number of minutes to meditate either. The only thing that matters is that you do it consistently every day regardless of the time length, in order to establish a habit and when meditation becomes a daily part of your life, you can gain more benefits from meditation.