By: Kendall Leahy, Clinical Intern
“Meditation is not about stopping thoughts but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and feelings” Arianna Huffington. Meditation involves clearing your mind using a combination of mental and physical techniques. There are many ways one can meditate and for different reasons. You can use meditation to relax, reduce anxiety and stress, and find a sense of calm, peace, or balance.
There are various ways to mediate, and some ways include but aren’t limited to:
- Body-centered mediation which focuses on the physical sensations you can feel throughout your body
- Emotion-centered meditation which focuses on a specific emotion. For example, focusing on being kind to others or what makes you happy in life
- Mindfulness mediation which is about staying aware of your surroundings and what’s happening now.
The benefits of mediation don’t end when the session ends. It can carry you on to a brighter and calmer day. It may also help manage symptoms associated with certain medical conditions.
Meditation takes practice! It is common for your mind to wander during meditation, no matter how long you’ve been practicing.
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