10 Truths And Non-truths About Guide Mindfulness Meditation
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Meditation has been used for thousands of years by a wide spectrum of the population for many different reason form relaxation to healing and is probably most often thought of as being used within religion.
So what is mindfulness? It is a growing form of mediation in the western world and is different from conventional forms of mediation that concentrate on the flow on each breath as it enters and then leaves your body in turn allowing you to clear your mind and not struggle with the chaos that will otherwise fill them.
Slowly visualizing each individual thought and then watching it fade away like an image on an old well-washed T-shirt.
Instead Mindfulness is about taking control of your life and being compassionate of yourself and your struggles instead of critical or worried of them.
It is about looking at the stress or unhappiness before it tips you over the edge and letting it drift over you like a plume of smoke from a bonfire.
1. Non-Truth – It is all about religion. Although meditation is part of many religions and in many peoples minds it may conjure images of monks sat cross-legged on the floor, there are millions of atheists and agnostics regularly participate in various mediums of meditation.
2. Truth – Regular participation of Mindfulness can make you happier and more content in life, reducing levels of stress and anxiety, help with depression and exhaustion and decrease irritability.
3. Non-Truth – Meditation has to take a lot of time. You do not need to practice Mindfulness exercises for long periods of time everyday to feel the benefits. It may take some practice, persistence and patience but by freeing yourself of everyday worries you could actually find yourself with more time to enjoy life.
4. Truth – Meditation mindfulness can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and hypertension. The relaxation that ensues following periods of mindfulness reduces blood pressure and in turn improves heart rate and circulation.
5. Non-Truth – It is not necessary to sit on the floor with your legs crossed and your hands held up with your index finger and thumb touching. Forget that stereotypical image of meditation (although you can adopt that pose if you want) mindfulness can be practiced sitting on a chair, laying on the sofa or even relaxing in a bubble bath. Mindful awareness can be adopted in whatever you are doing, commuting to and from work of even on you lunch break.
6. Truth – Mindfulness can help to increase brain function. You can get those neurons firing in areas associated with self-awareness, attention, self-control and empathy. It enhances learning, improves your mood and eases the parts of the brain that produce stress hormones and can even reduce thinning that occurs with age.
7. Non-Truth – Meditation mindfulness is about accepting the inevitable. Reach for your goals and ascertain the best path to take to help you achieve your full potential. It will not kill your drive and turn you into someone who just rolls over and excepts the way things are but rather open your mind and give you clarity helping you focus on what is important while ignoring the inevitable.
8. Truth – Mindfulness can help recovering addicts by reducing self-destructive and addictive tendencies. By focusing the mind and addressing the cause of this behavior, you are able to bring forward the underlying issue and confront them head on. Calling them into your mind and facing them instead of hiding from them and turning to other forms of consolidation.
9. Non-Truth – Mindfulness is complicated. Guided mindfulness meditation isn’t something that can only be participated in by people with college degrees or a club for the super elite. Anyone can start and reap the benefits; even if it feels difficult at first every time you participate in mindfulness exercise you will have learned something valuable about the inner workings of the mind and about yourself.
10. Truth – Recent studies indicate that pain levels and the unpleasantness associated with pain can be reduced and it can also help to reduce the emotional reaction to pain. This could greatly benefit those that suffer with long-term pain inducing illness like arthritis and sciatica and also help patient in treatment and recovery of diseases including cancer.