The Power of Meditation
Meditation is the single most powerful stress-relieving tool on the planet.
It reduces the amount of stress in your body and helps you perform at the top of your game in every area - from personal to professional.
Tina Turner: Meditation changes your spirit into something positive. If it is already positive, it makes it better.
Benefits of meditation
Relief from stress and anxiety
Decreased blood pressure and hypertension
Lower cholesterol levels
More efficient oxygen use by the body
Increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA
HERE IS WHY: Harvard Medical School: "Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain”
Cameron Diaz: Meditation is helping you to tap into something that’s already inside of you… that’s you, in essence. That’s something that was super-empowering for me once I grasped that.
HOW TO DO IT?
Meditation is an approach to training the mind, similar to the way that fitness is an approach to training the body.
There are many different meditations, we suggest to start with simple ones. Within Leaf app you can find the most popular exercises like meditation for inner peace, focus, body scan and deep sleep. These guided exercises can set you off on a good start in reaching your mindfulness.
LOVING - KINDNESS
Oprah: Meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you.
Focus your attention on the breath
Take a seat, pay attention to your breath, and when you catch your mind wandering bring it back to what you're doing.
Focus your attention on your breath and how the body moves with each inhale and exhale.
Make no effort to control your breath; simply focus your attention.
Maintain this meditation practice for 2–3 minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.
Katy Perry: I start the day with Transcendental Meditation. It puts me in the best mood!
1. Don’t expect to be good at first — that’s why it’s called “practice”
2. Don’t get caught up in the how - just do it
3. Don’t worry about clearing the mind - just try to practice focusing your attention
4. Don’t just say: “Sure, I’ll try this for a couple days.” - really commit yourself to this
5. Don’t worry too much that you’re doing it wrong - just be happy you’re doing it
Jennifer Aniston: Massages are amazing. I also do Transcendental Meditation morning and afternoon. It’s so helpful to me, especially in this crazy industry.
A relaxing body scan meditation to help soothe you.