Once upon a time I thought meditation was for Monks and hippies and as much as I thought the concept was really cool, I never thought it had a place in my corporate life in the City. So for years and years I went about my day full of stress and exhaustion until I finally actually tried it and WOW!!!
Get your fix of serotonin, opiates, melatonin & oxytocin all in 20 minutes
I had no idea that there are over 600 official research studies on the benefits of meditation from the best universities in the world.
These studies all prove meditation injects our bodies with more serotonin (the happiness hormone), more opiates (the stuff that makes runners get high, more melatonin which acts like a natural anti-aging miracle helping us look younger and more oxytocin (the pleasure hormone – bring this on!!). Had I known this before I would have found 20 minutes in my day to do this years ago!
I recently did my first meditation course at the 'Still Your Mind Meditation School' where we learnt Deepak Chopra's mantra meditation. The course started with the theory of meditation and what actually happens when we meditate – You wouldn't believe how many experiences you can have once you learn how to sit silently for 20 minutes. For me the whole course was one of the most mind opening and wonderful experiences I have ever had. The best part of the course was the huge burst of energy I had that lasted for the rest of the day, that was 3 weeks ago and I've meditated almost every day since. Today I am calmer and even more energetic... Meditation is proven to:
- Have a reduction in stress and anxiety
- Be more calm, relaxed, happier and motivated.
- Solve problems more easily
- Have better concentration and memory
- Have more clarity
- Sleep better at night
- Look younger
- Have better relationships
- Be more successful
- Increase your wellbeing and health
- Be more creative
- Open up to spirituality
To find out more about the wonderful course I did, visit www.stillyourmind.com.au, or check out the Still Your Mind video below.