Wow, super excited that FMTV is launching a summit on Meditation. Go HERE to find out more and register. It is FREE.
My story on Meditation:
The first thing I learned to do when I came down with some sort of autoimmune that turned into Shingles was meditate. There is nothing like life exhaustion to give you the desire to just sit and do nothing. How wonderful it was to allow myself this luxury.
I did not realize that I did not meditate as I knew how to and I used to meditate, so somewhere in me, I thought I meditated. Gosh, we fool ourselves. Meditation, in addition to dancing, singing, having great sex, or laughing your brains out, is one of the best ways to alleviate stress that has accumulated in the body and mind.
When our mind relaxes our entire body settles down and it is our opportunity to check in as well as check out. Years ago I attended a 10 day Vipassana retreat where I sat in silence for ten days. I am sure I went beyond an Alpha state of mind and into deeper states. The result was bliss and I understood for the first time why monks do what they do.
The Alpha state helps to reduce depressive symptoms and stimulate creative thinking. It is a great way to reduce stress and reverse some of the damage caused by stress. Studies show remarkable healing from meditation and also from using mind control techniques. Although this is not the purpose of meditation, once you have sufficiently taken your brain waves to an Alpha state you can begin to program your cells in a conscious way. There are countless studies of the benefits of meditating.
And, if you don’t think you have time, I hope you can realize that in some magical way, our concept of time disappears when we meditate, and we are much for functional. Meditation should be a part of time management because it helps everything flow better including focus!
If you want to know more, and want to receive a huge dose of inspiration I highly recommend you listen to the summit being put on by Food Matter TV (FMTV) about meditation. This is also an opportunity to join FMTV and get a boat load of amazing methods, information, inspiration and knowledge. Go here to register for this incredible summit: http://fmtv.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=40&aff_id=1188&url_id=1992
Just 15 minutes a day will do you wonders!