What Meditation can do for You

What Meditation can do for You

Meditation can mean different things for different people.  You can use meditation to help you relax.  It can also be used to help with emotional upsets while others use it to help develop concentration and mental clarity.  When you use meditation, it will help to calm your mind and get your problems in perspective.  It can help you focus on the task at hand in a positive way.

If you take a few minutes every day to meditate, it can help your mind focus better.  This can help to reduce pain, depression, stress, and much more in your life every day.  Although you cannot touch or see stress, you have to admit you can feel its effect on your body and mind.  When you are stressed, you may notice that your heart rate and breathing quickens.  You may also see or feel your blood pressure has increased.  

If you are constantly under stress, your adrenal glands will start to overproduce cortisol, which is a hormone.  If your body is overexposed to it, the functioning of your immune system, other various organs, and brain can be affected.  Many times, this is why a person suffers from constant or more severe headaches, heart disease, and depression.  If it is bad enough, it could even lead to early death.

It is not realistic to think you can get rid of the roots of your stress or live a stress-free life.  Even if you cannot get rid of stress, you can minimize the effects stress can have on your body.  The simplest and easiest way to do that is meditation in Point Pleasant.  It is a way in which you focus your attention inside of you to induce deep relaxation.  This practice is thousands of years old, but they are still finding out more health benefits of mediation.  

Types of meditation

  • Heart-centered:  This involves quieting your mind and then bringing awareness to your heart.  The energy center is in the middle of your chest.
  • Concentration:  This type of meditation in Brick will teach you how to focus your mind.  This type is the foundation for other types of meditation.
  • Gigong and Tai chi:  These two are moving forms of meditation.  It combines breathing and focuses with physical exercise.
  • Mindfulness:  With this meditation, you will be encouraged to focus objectively on negative thoughts.  When these negative thoughts move through your mind, you will be able to achieve a state of calmness.
  • Walking:  This is the type of meditation that will turn your focus to your mind and body as you breathe in time with your footsteps as you walk.
  • Transcendental:  This is another well-known form of meditation in Point Pleasant where you repeat a mantra, or word, sound, or phrase in order to quiet your thoughts.  It will also help you to achieve greater awareness.

With meditation, you do not need any special equipment.  All you need to have is a quiet space for a few minutes every day.  Start with ten minutes and gradually increase the time.

This article is not intended for diagnostic purposes.


Jacques Bedard