The Power of Meditation

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Most of us deal with some sort of everyday stress and anxiety. There are times when that stress and anxiety tend to spiral out of control and become difficult to manage. While some seek the help of outside sources, others turn to meditation. Meditation is often see as a worship or prayer, but it’s actually a true state of awareness and transformation.

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. It is a way to take control of your thoughts and emotions, and have absolute power over not only your mind, but your body as well. Although getting into a routine of meditating daily may be difficult, the benefits that reign from the practice make it well worth it. Improving both physical and mental well-being, meditation has endless amounts of benefits.

“When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens.” The Art of Living

Stress and Anxiety         

Stress has the power to take over our lives and it easily reflects onto our bodies. Meditation involves taking control of our mental state and training ourselves how to respond to difficult situations. As you begin meditating, you will become more aware of the patterns of how you respond to situations leading up to stress and anxiety. It allows us to understand our actions and change our thinking.

Improves Immune System

Less stress = higher immunity. Stress wears down the immune system and leaves us open to harmful viruses and bacteria. As you work on your stress and anxiety, you will soon realize your body is feeling happier with more energy. There are many studies that show the happier a person is, the healthier they tend to be.

Increased Memory and Mental Strength

Meditation is a training camp for your mind. As we start to become more aware of our thoughts and actions, our memory and focus will peak as well. Meditation stimulates the memory, strengthens the mind, and improves focus and clarity. It’s a shot of caffeine for your brain.


There are endless benefits to practicing meditation. Concentration, clarity, positivity, and a calm sense of well-being are just some of the benefits of this age old practice.  If you are new to meditation and need a guide of how to start out, visit A Life of Productivity.

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    Carl Erikson

    August 17, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Sometimes it is difficult to quantify and to even explain meditation’s benefits. I have been working with my clients and recommending meditation and mindfulness for decades. It has been extremely helpful in most cases. I also teach all my students at the university mindfulness meditation. We begin each class with 5 minutes of a mindfulness exercise. It makes a huge difference in the rest of the class. I have found that compliance is easier when people have some sort of guided meditation exercise to listen to and to follow during the first months. I have been recommending these, Meditation 1 & 2 by Jon Shore, since I began my psychotherapy practice. They can download them at No matter how someone learns to meditate it is essential that they practice on a continual basis to experience the beneficial results. Most of us are very busy but when the benefits of mindfulness meditation are experienced, even for a short time, we have a reference point that reminds us that the benefits far outweigh the inconvenience of taking 15 minutes in the morning to practice meditation.

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