Meditation is a wonderful way of waking up to our life. Our minds are often preoccupied with endless thoughts of tasks ahead of us or by recapitulating and reliving moments that upset us in some way. This way we often miss out on what is happening around us as we, in a way, loose the ability to see.
By meditating you will learn to clear the information overload that builds up everyday and contributes to your stress. You will achieve this through few simple steps in meditation; first of all you will learn to balance your body in the right posture, secondly you will learn to find your focus while having eyes closed, and lastly, you’ll become aware of your breath.
Not only will meditation give you a sense of calm, peace and balance but mediation may also positively change your brain. Scientist now came up with studies stating that those who meditate on regular basis had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain which are associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.
"It is fascinating to see the brain's plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life," Britta Holzel, PhD, first author of the paper and a research fellow at MGH and Giessen University in Germany, said.
If you feel like you need that little push before you start meditating on your own or if you simply want to treat yourself to an hour of blissfulness then come to one of our Sunday’s Meditation classes starting at 5.30pm. This week - Satsang with Anna Jackson.
Source of the study.