As the scientific evidence of meditation continues to add up, it appears that this ancient practice is like an exercise for the brain, and has been shown to help with the maintenance of mental health, and improve memory processes, sense of self, and empathy. In a way, it is similar to physical exercise, which improves cardiovascular health, resilience, muscle strength, and blood pressure. There have been many studies published on the benefits of meditation on mental health. Let’s look at a few of the results that these studies found.
Yoga studios tend to have a certain look. Part of this has to do with the practical needs of doing yoga. For example, a carpeted floor tends to hold more dust, and is less desireable for a practice where your face is regularly close to the floor. Part has to do with the rather long and highly fluid history of the practice of yoga.
I consider myself pretty open minded I'll try anything at least once. But Yoga isn't it for girls? Sitting around in your lycra hot pants chanting like gibbons. That's what I used to think until my eyes were opened.I work with many healthcare professionals and I've been introduced to many wonderous alternative and complimentary therapies such as homeopathy.But yoga I knew very little about ashamingly. So a bit of a back story and I may go off on a tangent here but I need to do so to explain my story and experience fully so bare with me.
It’s your geography period in class, your textbook is open right there in front of you, you’re staring at it but you’re not reading a single word. It seems to you that your teacher is shouting in some foreign language and is trying to drill something unknown into your mind. Physically, you’re there in your class but your mind is not there! Don’t you think that this is a pretty common scenario among the kids, especially the teens? Most teachers even complain their parents about the same old problem of not concentrating in class.
Could you use some relaxation in your life? How about increasing your creativity? What about decreasing your stress and increasing your focus? Then you'll really want to explore and experience meditation for yourself.
It's time to lace of those running shoes and enjoy a workout outside. Changing up your cardio routine through the week can be challenging. Most people see running as a boring type of exercise compared to high intensity training or circuit training workouts. Well to me running is meditation, a break from the strenuous workouts and time to connect with nature.