The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

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Mindfulness Meditation  is one of the best ways to silence the mind and release resistance.  There are many benefits of mindfulness meditations, but before I list them here, you may be wondering what mindfulness meditation is.  Mindfulness meditation is the style of meditation where you focus on a mantra, or your breath, or both.  It’s purpose is to draw your attention inward and to be at peace with the present moment.  When you focus on your breath or a mantra, and thoughts creep in, which they often do, you simply and gently bring your attention back to your mantra or your breathing.  When you quiet your mind for 20 minutes, once to twice a day, you begin to release stress, calm your nervous system, and quiet the mind.

The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation:

  1. Clearing the internal chatter or “monkey mind”. By clearing the monkey mind you are processing your stress and freeing your mind of the cycle of endless repeated thoughts throughout the day, leaving your mind more open to insight and solutions.  When the mind is overactive with chatter, it can sometimes lend a hand to self-sabotage, so when you release the chatter you are releasing your tendency to self-sabotage. read more