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Five Reasons to Try Meditation

By Hayley Hunkin

Meditation is not simply a "New Age" phenomena. People have been meditating for centuries. Meditation is a form of relaxation that enables you to tap into your deep subconscious and provides relief for your soul or spirit. Here are five of the best reasons to try meditation.

Reason 1 - Meditation Relaxes the Body
If you are feeling stressed or have sore, tight muscles, a meditation session can help you to relax. Often mental stress will show in your body, as the subconscious section of your brain reacts to the stress by sending signals to the muscles to tighten and prepare for a possible flight away from danger. This is a natural and helpful reaction when you are facing a physical danger, but if your stress is related to the busyness of life and not in reaction to an immediate physical danger, your muscles could stay tight for days. Meditation relieves stress and provides relaxation on every level, especially the subconscious. By regularly meditating, you can relieve sore and tight muscles.

Reason 2 - Meditation Clears the Mind
If you find you can't concentrate at work, try a mini session of meditation. You can focus on a small item in your office, such as a pencil and meditate for five minutes. By the end of the session, you will find you have a clear mind and you will be able to concentrate on the problem at hand. Often we can't concentrate because our minds are racing with so much information and sensory input. Meditation allows us to clear our minds and stop sensory input for a few minutes.

Reason 3 - Meditation Reduces Stress
Stress is a major factor affecting health in the western world. We all are busy and our lives just seem to get busier. With the increasing availability of technology, people are actually working longer hours, as they check emails on hand held devices away from the office too. Stress is a normal part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to feel stressed all the time. Meditation enables you to relax and reduce your stress. Learning to meditate can be one of the best stress releases you have ever tried.

Reason 4 - Meditation Helps to Keep You Healthy
Clinical trials have proved a link between your health and your ability to relax. The more you can relax, the healthier you are in general. Your immune system can focus on fighting bacteria and viruses instead of dealing stressed organs when you can relax your whole body properly. Meditation teaches you how to do this. By learning meditation and practicing regularly, you will discover you become healthier and happier in your life.

Reason 5 - Meditation is Good for Your Spirit
People are spiritual beings as well as physical. We all have a soul or a spirit inside us that few people really pay attention to. Meditation allows us to relax by shutting out the continuous noise that our senses provide us. This silence allows our conscious minds to touch our subconscious minds and our spirits. By meditating regularly, you can ease communication between the mind, the body, and the spirit, which allows you to work as one being, as you should. When your spirit is happy, you are physically healthier, and your mind is able to focus, allowing you to achieve your life goals.

Learning meditation is not difficult and it could be the best present you have given yourself for many years. Meditation allows you to relax and focus on what is really important in your life. Moonlady Healing offers a training course for beginners who want to learn the art of mediation.

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