A daily dose of meditation is so beneficial (Harvard Health) that you’d think everyone would be doing it. But, in 2017 only 14% of Americans said that they regularly meditated, according to a 2018 CDC report.
Do you meditate regularly? If you do, I’d love to hear from you about your experience. If you don’t, given the Immense health benefits you’re missing, there has to be a good reason.
Maybe (like me) you’ve tried it several times but couldn’t make it stick. You couldn’t maintain a relaxed, focused mind for more than a few minutes. You found your thoughts wondering to thoughts of the day, or future planning.
Good news . . .there’s a great deal of up-to-date content on the internet designed to make it much easier to find a meditation app just right for you. Here are two: Women’s Health
Or, you can do what we did. I’ve always liked the idea of meditation and tried many versions. Then, about 15 years ago we found a short, (15 minute) guided meditation that keeps us engaged and anchored to well-being thoughts, and also keeps us focused on deep breathing. Right after we complete our morning yoga, we engage in this Physical Well Being guided meditation.
There are actually four different excellent guided meditations that are offered in an MP3 package we purchased many years ago.
We enjoy all four but use the “physical well-being” meditation most of the time. It’s pretty easy to carve out at least 20 minutes . . . .every day. And if you do it every day, it works.
I’m convinced that if you’re not meditating now, and you want to, you can embrace and master this meditation as easily as we have. Give it a try!
Let me know how you are doing.
Donald, good gift for the New Year, muchas gracias!