Spending a few minutes each day cultivating a quiet space can bring new meaning to life. Even if you have never practiced meditation before,
getting quiet and centered is a very simple way to relax and reconnect.
Meditation can help alleviate loneliness, lower blood pressure, relieve stress and improve your mood. The effects of a few moments of centered thought are immediate.
Begin in a comfortable position, in a clear space that is reasonably quiet and where you won’t be disturbed. Close your eyes and focus on that blue-black space that surrounds you. Follow your breath as you welcome the inhalation into the lungs and follow it as you release it, exhaling. Keep the focus very simple, letting the breath come and go, ever constant.
There will be sounds around you, thoughts that will come and go, but try to return to your breath, each time. A few moments of this practice, of being aware of your body as you breathe in and out will gently calm the mind, relax the mood and uplift the spirits.
A session of meditation can leave you with more focus, more energy and a sense of greater clarity. Practice it daily for 10 minutes, being mindfull of only the moment. A moment of just being…you. Try it and see how you feel.