Breathe In, Breathe Out: Meditation Can Change Your Life

Meditation Can Change Your LifeHow hard is it to simply sit still and pay attention to your breath (and just your breath)?

Try it for five minutes and see how often your mind starts to wander off. This tendency for the mind to drift, of course, makes meditation all the more valuable – we’re often pretty good at doing five things at once, but terrible at doing just one – breathing.

Even more, meditation’s many benefits are scientifically proven and pretty impressive – increased gray matter in the brain, better focus, concentration and performance at work, increased lung capacity, better relationships – and the list goes on and on. Meditation isn’t necessarily easy, but it is so good for you.

How to Meditate

When it comes to meditation, there are many options and styles, so it’s important to find one that works for you. Some people prefer a simple focus on the breath while others like to use a mantra or phrase to focus the mind; walking meditation is another great option if you like the movement while guided meditations on CD can also be helpful for at-home use.

You can even use technology to help you meditate – the New Reality Portable Accelerated Learning (PAL) device offers great self-guided visualizations. With an amazing customized light-emitting lens that draws you into meditation, you can select a PAL program for meditation and visualization, depending on what you’re looking for – health, better sleep, peace of mind – even weight loss.

In addition, many meditators enjoy sessions on the BioMat, a health and wellness tool that helps restore the body with powerful energy technology that combines infrared rays, negative ion therapy and amethyst crystal. When you sit or lie on the BioMat to meditate, you can enjoy a true win-win: The calming benefits of meditation combined with the healing benefits of the mat can help you feel better and breathe easier from the inside out.  The BioMat can help induce a state of deeper relaxation.

We breathe all day, every day, but we don’t often pause to notice the breath and let the mind rest – take a mini-meditation break today and see how your body and mind feel, how your focus improves and how much more grateful you can feel in just a few minutes.