Meditation And Its Benefits

July 30, 2014

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Over the years, more people have begun tuning into their own bodies and adopted more enriched lifestyles. Despite the trend of taking care of the body and mind, some men still consider practices like meditation to be a little effeminate and refrain from taking part in the practice. But, like yoga has in recent year, meditation is making its way into the mainstream and is increasingly popular among men and women alike.

If you’re interested in meditating, but just getting started, this is the perfect article for you as we’re going back to the basics.

There are a lot of misconceptions about meditation. For one thing, you don’t have to be a hippie or become one to get something out of meditation. There are many ways to reap the benefits of meditating without having to change your lifestyle.

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Start by removing any piece of clothing that may cause discomfort, like your shoes, tie or glasses. Lie flat on your back with your arms by your sides and your feet shoulder-width apart.

Breathe normally and feel your body weight on the surface. Take a deep breath and lift your head slightly while contracting your neck muscles just enough to cause tension.

If you are still a little insecure about meditating, this technique is the one for you. All you need is to be awake and have a pair of lungs.

Take a moment to loosen up your body parts by taking a deep breath and releasing the tense muscles while breathing out.

The first thing you’ll notice is your shoulder blades dropping a little and your neck giving some slack every time you do this. Now that you’re no longer a big ball of stress, start the breathing technique. Use your nose to breathe in and out throughout this exercise rather than breathing through your mouth.

With all the ambiguities around the world of meditation, it’s often all too easy to get discouraged and turn away from it. It does not matter which technique you use, as long as you start somewhere and keep at it. Though the benefits of meditation are apparent almost instantly, regular practice will help you achieve greater goals in the long run.

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