Did you know that mindfulness meditation has been shown in clinical trials to help reduce chronic pain by 57 percent, and some experienced meditators can reduce it by over 90 percent? Meditation is a mind and body practice that increases calmness and physical relaxation, improves psychological balance, copes with diseases, and enhances overall health and well-being. If you are not experiencing any chronic pain, you can still meditate because meditation has a lot of benefits.
There are actually many different types of meditation practices that share the same goal of achieving inner peace. Achieving inner peace can take years of practice to master, so do not feel discouraged if you are not able to get there on the first few tries! If your mind starts to wander, slowly return your focus back to the object or movement you are focusing on. Experiment with different practices to find the one that works best for you.
Meditating can help promote your mental health. Your mental health affects how you feel and act towards other people. It can also affect your physical health, so being healthy emotionally can help you live a balanced life, reduce the risk of depression, and improve self-esteem.
Living It Up Anywhere
The idea of living your best life can be done anywhere, at any time, and all it really takes is a mindset shift. Take it one core lifestyle habit at a time, whether that is eating healthy and less, daily exercise, quitting bad habits, getting a routine checkup, or being positive. Take a chance today to Live It Up!