Meditation is a beautiful state of restful awareness we achieve by connecting to the stillness of our own being. It is effortless experience of the expanded state of consciousness. Meditation is a natural way of restoring balance and harmony in the physiology by accessing the body’s own healing mechanism.
Some benefits of mediation:
- Stress relief
- Activation of the body’s self-repair and self-regilation mechanisms
- Decreased inflammation
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved immune function
- Improved sleep
- Increased production of rejuvenating hormones, including DHEA and growth hormones
Whether your reason for starting to meditate is looking to improve your overall health, relieving stress and anxiety, whether your doctor recommended it, or you simply are drawn to the idea of accessing the stillness of your being, the benefits or meditation will be seem almost immediately.
There are many ways to meditate – listening to a guided meditation like Yoga Nidra, using vibrations like mantras or sutras, visuals like yantra or a mandala, sounds of singing bowls or a gongs. Whatever vehicle you chose, meditation is becoming the silent witness of the self, slowing down and leading the mind to the stillness, slipping in and out of the gap between our thoughts. Thru meditation we access the Light Between our thoughts and our doings.
After many years of meditation , some more successful than others, I recognized what meditation is to me. – it is the state of just being .This is how the name “The Light Between” came about and “Just Be” become my way of accessing the stillness within me.