Mediation.


Research has shown several physical benefits to meditating including:

  • Reduce blood pressure.

  • Reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain.

  • Reduce activity in the amygdala region of the brain which handles stress and anxiety.

  • Increase activity in the hippocampus region of the brain which handles learning and memory.


Frequency of meditation is more important than duration. Five minutes of meditation every day is actually more beneficial than one hour once a week. It is also good idea to set a timer for the amount of time you choose.


A simple meditation:


  • Find a comfortable, upright, seat.

  • Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.

  • Slowly inhale through your nose and silently repeat the word “IN.“ Feel the air coming in.

  • Slowly exhale through your mouth, silently repeat the word “OUT.“ Feel the air going out.

  • If you notice your mind wander, simply let the thoughts leave your mind and continue.

  • When your timer goes off, take a few more deep breaths before opening your eyes.