Hello and welcome to the second episode of The Wellness Podcast
Today we will cover meditation.
This is one of my favourite things, and it is the corner stone of my Wellness and Treatment plans.
If I can encourage you to do just one change, it would be to take up this incredible practice.
The benefits of meditation are numerous! Studies now prove that everyone can benefit from meditation. Importantly, this practice forms the corner stone of a good wellness or treatment plan. Why? Because, its free, secondly, you can do it at home, further more, you can do it alone, and finally, the continuity this affords make the benefits enormous.
Simply put, meditation is a practice we perform to help us connect our mind. Its called a practice, because the more we do it, the better we become and the easier it becomes to perform. When performed regularly meditation has a profound effect on our nervous system, clearing our mind and helping us deal with every day stresses and challenges.
My number one tip is make it easy on yourself, by making it simple you set yourself up for success.
Do it at a time you know you wont be disturbed, a quiet time, before life gets too busy and it ends up low on your list of priorities.
Make the most of tools that support you like music or guided mediation.
Remember, like everything it does take some practice and the more we do it the easier it becomes.
You do not need to silence the mind, thoughts are normal. Anchor the mind to the breath or guided meditations.
Yoga Nidra is an ancient but little-known yogic practice that’s becoming increasingly popular as both a form of meditation and a mind-body therapy. It is a systematic form of guided relaxation.
Benefits include reduced stress and better sleep. It also has the potential to heal psychological wounds and can bring about a profound sense of joy and well being.