There is so much information today on the many benefits of ancient techniques such as meditation.
Meditation has been proven to be a great way to get in touch with your inner soul.
The recent studies conclude that meditation can also help with your mood, releasing that internal serotonin that you need to feel good along with increasing melatonin availability in the body which can help with your sleep. Melatonin is a very important neurotransmitter and neuropeptide which influences mood and is derived from serotonin.
When you stand strong like a tree in the meadow, you become one with nature
Treatment of depression
Low Serotonin levels are associated with obesity, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, migraine headaches, premenstrual syndrome and fibromyalgia.
More and more people are beginning to practice complimentary therapies such as yoga, tai-chi and meditation. In a recent article entitled: Neurophysiology of Meditation, Dr. Andrew Newburg has been investigating the brains of people who practice meditation such as Buddhists and Franciscan Nuns praying. What has been found is that while meditating the brain has to choice but to perceive itself as endless and one with creation. And this higher focused concentration contributes to a creative mind.
Begin your practice
You can begin your practice of meditation alone or with others in a group. Start out by having a special place in your home where you can get cozy; a meditation pillow, some flowers and a special place that you adore in your home is a good start.
Try meditation during a yoga class. Some instructors bring meditation into their classes by teaching you breathing techniques to slow you down, progressive relaxation modalities and meditative yin poses.
Evolving like a butterfly you can capture the beauty of life in your many stages of learning meditation. Your internal beauty will arrive and you will begin to see how important it is to be still and quiet.
Bring love and harmony into your life by beginning a practice of meditation. Even if life seems gloomy at times, you can evolve like a butterfly to a greater balance in mind, body and spirit.
Meditative research taken in part from: www.spiritualcompetency.com