There's a reason that something that's been around for nearly 5,000 years still exists today – it works! Modern science agrees that maintaining a regular meditation practice can greatly benefit your body, mind, and overall wellbeing.
Meditation, when practiced regularly, can actually strengthen the brain (as it is a muscle) and rewire it. Results vary person to person (as meditation is ultimately a unique experience). But the topline facts suggest that meditation can reduce stress, improve mental and physical health, and lead to greater states of happiness. Sounds pretty damn good!
Here a long list of meditation benefits and links to some worthwhile reads and videos, in case you are extra interested...
Plus, it's super easy to learn, especially in an expertly guided session.
6 MEDITATION MYTHS BUSTED
1 // You do not need an empty mind.
That's impossible, as we have over 50,000 thoughts a day. Meditation is about practicing focusing the mind, and less about clearing it.
2 // You do not need to sit cross-legged or even on the floor.
Meditation is best when comfortable. You can sit or lie as appropriate.
3 // You do not need to meditate for an hour every day.
Meditation, even in small amounts, can be effective. Just do what you can.
4 // You do not have to be religious to meditate.
Meditation is for everyone; the spirituality is optional.
5 // You do not need to chant.
There are thousands of meditation methods out there, many of which do not involve chanting or ceremonies.
6 // Meditators are not weirdos.
In fact, everyone is doing it now! Celebrities, athletes, and CEO-types find meditation to be awesome.