We have heard it time and time again. How the benefits of meditation make life a living dream. Stressed overworked Mums & Dad’s, turning to meditation to solve all their problems. Can it really be that great? Look at 5 Benefits of Meditation for Busy Mums.
I was a busy, overwhelmed single Mum and I accidently found meditation through my Yoga practice. A large part of my Yoga of choice, Kundalini Yoga, is meditation. And one time I was doing a class, and we were sitting chanting. Once I had got over the weirdness of it, I surrendered and got lost in the vibrations. Before I knew it I had been meditating for half an hour!
The Oxford Dictionary describes it as, ‘a written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject’. (thank you Google). The main point here being ‘considered thoughts’ – it is not mindless and in fact the place of ‘no mind’ barely exists because the moment we realise we are of ‘no mind’ we are thinking and therefore ‘of mind’. I know, deep and confusing right?
But getting bogged down by the whys and where fore’s takes away from the wonder that meditation truly is. So If you are wondering whether meditation can benefit you, then read on.
So the health & physical benefits are very clear but it is the added benefits that make the biggest impact.
Thankfully, due to the above benefits our behaviour and relationship to everything else improves, including family life, sex life, professional relationships, decision making and productivity.
But, the benefits of meditation do not stop the moment we step out of our practice but benefit the entire day.
This is the easiest part. It only takes a couple of minutes and you can start as easy as this. Let us do it together.
You have just tried the breathing meditation. Equally, there are the following
Listening to a recording, guided by a teacher or practitioner on a visual journey deep into meditation.
Using a mantra or chant recited repeatedly throughout the meditation. The use of sound is very beneficial as the vibration on the roof pallet of the mouth activates parts of the brain leading us into a deep sub conscious state.
As the name depicts these are listened to whilst falling asleep to activate the subconscious mind. You see, it is in the moments between wakefulness & sleep that our subconscious mind is the most receptive to new ways of thinking and behaving, so sleep meditations are super beneficial if we are trying to relieve anxiety.
The internet has a wealth of tools at your disposal to support you on your meditation journey. The Kundalini Connections Online Studio has guided meditations, mantra & relaxations to encourage mindfulness, relieve stress and develop a great sense of self awareness. It is available 24/7 and has meditations of different lengths to fit into your schedule.
“It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself”– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jo Yoga is a Kundalini, Meditation & Children’s Yoga Teacher. Her passion is to assist you, a busy modern woman in living your life on purpose and having a more spiritual, self-aware existence. Through creating easily accessible yoga & meditations online for women everywhere, she will guide you to self care, putting YOU first and establishing connection through this community. Kundalini Connections is the online library studio full of Yoga Classes, Kriyas, Mediations and Rituals to support you on your journey daily.
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