De-stress (and relax) with mediation

Meditation is an exercise that has been practiced for thousands of years, but has increasingly been adopted in modern life as a way of coping with stress and helping people relax.If you've been feeling tense, worried or anxious then maybe meditation could help. In case you need convincing, we've listed 10 benefits of mediation below.

Meditation - enabling emotional and physical wellbeing

10 benefits of meditation

  1. Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  2. Building skills to manage your stress
  3. Increasing self-awareness
  4. Focusing on the present
  5. Reducing negative emotions
  6. Increasing imagination and creativity
  7. Increasing patience and tolerance
  8. Lowering resting heart rate
  9. Lowering resting blood pressure
  10. Improving sleep quality

10 Tips for 'finding the time' to mediate

Remember, you can meditate anywhere and at anytime- the tips below should help you to find what works for you.

  1. Find a quiet place
  2. Try to sit outside if weather allows
  3. Sit comfortably
  4. Observe your thoughts (it’s ok if you think the whole time)
  5. See if you can detach yourself from the thoughts (your thoughts needn’t define you)
  6. See if you can focus on one thing
  7. Breathing is the most popular one as you are already doing it and the mind can focus on it
  8. Give yourself a break, try not to push the thoughts away or force stillness
  9. Keep practicing each day, build the minutes up slowly, get into the habit
  10. Allow yourself to get bored, it is a bit boring, but how do you grow and improve without a bit of work

As part of on demand videos there are a number of guided meditations that you can try as part of the £10 monthly subscription. Why not give it try?