Thursday, December 09, 2021
Mindbody Mindset Yoga

Guided Meditation

Guided meditations can be really useful for people who find that it’s difficult to keep focused on your breast or quieting the mind.

At the end of all my yoga classes I guide my class through at least a 10-minute sometimes 30-minute guided meditation.

So, why is meditation so important for us?

In Today’s world, life seems so much more stressful than I remember when I was a kid.  I don’t know if it’s just because I’m older and have more responsibilities or, if the world is actually more challenging.

There are so many distractions, social media, Netflix, Amazon Prime, zoom calls, 24/7 shopping, podcasts,  and because of these that can be really difficult to switch your mind off.

The main aim of meditation is to help us understand what we never used to be able to understand and to be able to see what we were unable to see in the world. It’s helping us become the best versions of ourselves.  It’s allowing questions to be answered where we know that the answer is deep inside. 

There is research that suggests that meditation helps reduce stress, improve sleep, improve decision making skills, allows us to be more rational, helps with digestion,  makes us kinder,  reduces anxiety, can help manage pain and can help with substance abuse addiction.

With so many benefits it would be madness to not make it part of our daily routine. 

 I am not going to lie to you, meditating is not the easiest thing to do.  My mind wanders all over the place. All of a sudden I remember I wanted to make a pot of soup, or my nose becomes itchy, or I remember I need to message somebody.  There’s a constant conversation going on in my head. 

I find using guided meditations so helpful.  That’s why I have recorded a few guided meditations for my clients and I have shared some on my podcast and on my YouTube channel. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzNOD9GLtL0

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