Meditation – a simple way to reduce stress

If stress has you feeling worried or tense you should consider meditation. Spending even a few minutes meditating can help to restore your calm and inner peace.

The best thing about meditation is you can do it anywhere – walking out in nature, on the bus, sitting at your desk at work.
During meditation, you focus your attention on your breath or something known as a mantra or you can listen to a guided meditation, to help eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that crowds the mind and potentially causes stress. The process enhances your physical and emotional wellbeing.

The benefits of meditation are endless but overall meditation can bring calm, peace and balance to your life which can enhance your overall health. Meditation can carry you more calmly through your day and even help manage symptoms of certain medical conditions.

The emotional benefits can include:

  • Increase self awareness
  • Improve sleep
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Reducing negative emotions
  • Increase patience and tolerance
  • Focus living in the present
  • Builds skills to help manage stress

Some great apps to help you try meditation are –

  • Insight Timer
  • Headspace
  • Breethe
  • Calm
  • The Mindfulness App
  • Meditation Studio

Meditation is a simple way to reap big benefits! We love to teach people about the different types of meditation and how to do it on our retreats.