6 Fascinating Facts Everybody Should Know About Meditation

I’m constantly trying to better myself, not only personally but also as a professional entrepreneur… and that means diving into different aspects of my life that I can improve, tune or increase upon.

One concept/practice I find more and more positive information about – and that constantly shows up in my life as a rather obvious sign, that I need to stick with it and explore it even more – is MEDITATION.

I’ve even gone so far to create my own guided meditation album, making sure that it’s tailored exactly to the things and aspects of my own life, that I need and want to improve upon. In fact, after using it for a couple of months – to see if it made a difference in my own life – I’ve decided that I need to share it with you as well… Why not share what works for me and let you benefit from it as well? You can listen to one of the tracks by hitting this link!

But, let’s get back to the point… Is meditation really all that it’s hyped up to be? Or, is it just an extra hot subject of the moment?

I wanted to know more and therefor I decided to dive even deeper into the true facts and benefits of meditation.

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First, here are 6 important facts that we should all know and accept about meditation… experienced or newbie!

#1 You can meditate in any position

When it comes to meditation and getting the ultimate benefit, there’s no “right” position to choose.

When you picture someone meditating, you usually imagine them in the lotus position, sitting cross-legged on the floor. But, as long as you feel comfortable and relaxed, you can actually meditate in any position you like.

The lotus position is usually recommended by many advanced practitioners, because it helps you stay focused. But, if you’re just starting out, being seated like that for more than 5 minutes can feel like an eternity and often end up robbing you of your focus and comfort. So, why not choose a more comfortable position, like sitting on a chair, laying down, or even standing?

Whatever body position you choose, you should feel comfortable and relaxed.

#2 Your mind will quiet itself

One BIG mistake that many of us make, when trying to adopt a meditation practice, is that we frantically try to quiet our minds, when it’s actually not necessary to do so. When you meditate, your mind will quiet itself — all on its own.

Whether you are following your breath or being guided on a guided meditation, you’ll eventually start to just be present in the moment and “just be.”

If you try to tame your thoughts, they’ll just multiply instead. When you notice a sunset or you look up at the stars, all of your thoughts seem to disappear as you become more present in the moment. And that is how your mind quiets itself when you meditate, by becoming more present.

#3 Anyone can meditate

Whether you’re 80 or 5 years old, if you want to give it a try, just go for it! There are very few limitations on who can meditate, if any at all.

Here your ethnicity, spiritual beliefs or gender don’t matter. Even if you don’t think of yourself as being “spiritual,” meditation might still be perfect for you… Plenty of people, who don’t think of themselves as being spiritual, meditate just for the health benefits alone.

Research even suggests that, people with ADHD benefit greatly from meditation. In fact, it will help you concentrate and focus even more.

#4 It doesn’t have to take more than a few minutes

You don’t have to invest 30-40 minutes every day, to see the benefits of your meditation practice!

While a daily formal practice is preferable, you can settle for a few minutes, while you’re standing in line or waiting for a friend, or you can take 10 minutes out in the morning and 10 minutes at night, if that suites you better.

You can incorporate meditation into your daily life however and in whatever way it works for you.

#5 There is No “One Right Way” to meditate

There are countless schools and techniques for meditation out there.

According to an ancient Hindu text, the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, there are 112 ways to meditate! In some traditions you focus on the breath, in others you focus on a mantra, and in some you are guided by a voice.

You can experiment with different meditation techniques and, if you would prefer, you could even create your very own meditation form.

#6 There’s NO such thing as “I don’t have enough time to meditate”

If you feel like your schedule is too full, remember that even just a few minutes of meditation is better than none.

When you spend time meditating on a regular basis, you actually get more time!

When you meditate, your breathing and heart rate slow down, your blood pressure lowers, and your body decreases the production of stress hormones and other chemicals that speed up the aging process and gives you the subjective feeling that you’re “running out of time.”

As people stick to their meditation ritual, they notice that they’re able to accomplish more while doing less. Instead of struggling so hard to achieve goals, they spend more and more time “in the flow”.

Secondly, Here Are Some Bonus Facts About the Benefits of Meditation:

#1 It makes your brain plastic

Did you know that sustained meditation, leads to something called neuroplasticity, which is defined as the brain’s ability to change, structurally and functionally, on the basis of environmental input?

For much of the last century, scientists believed that the brain essentially stopped changing after adulthood.

But research by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson has shown that experienced meditators exhibit high levels of gamma wave activity and display an ability (continuing after the meditation session has attended) to not get stuck on a particular stimulus.

#2 It Increases gray matter

A 2005 study on American men and women who meditated 40 minutes a day showed that they had thicker cortical walls than non-meditators.

What this meant is; that their brains were aging at a slower rate. Cortical thickness is also associated with decision making, attention and memory.

#3 Meditation can be better than sleeping!

In a 2006 research study, led by Prashant Kaul of the University of Kentucky, 12 college students were asked to either sleep, meditate or watch TV.

They were then tested on their alertness by being asked to hit a button every time a light flashed on a screen.

The students who meditated did better than the students who took a nap or watched TV, by a whopping 10 percent.

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