If it seems like the practice of meditation is growing, it probably is. With today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society, people are experiencing more stress and anxiety, and less peace-of-mind and balance. Research indicates that regular meditation can improve your life and your overall sense of well-being. But what is meditation? Many of us think that meditation is envisioning a particular object (rose) or place (beach) that brings us peace, or that it is sitting quietly and just thinking. While these may be exercises for achieving a meditative state, they are not what meditating actually is.
What is Meditation?
Meditation is the act of achieving a quiet mind. It is “thoughtful awareness.” You are not in a sleep state. You are not pondering the ways of the world. You are not thinking about your problems. You are not planning your vacation. You are not anticipating the future. Meditation is living in and focusing on the present moment. You are in a meditative state when your thoughts are neutralized but you are still alert and aware.
Meditation is believed to be the most effective way to reduce stress and increase well-being. According to research people who meditate seek medical care significantly less than those who do not. It is believed that meditation reduces the levels of catecholamines in your body. Catecholamines are stress hormones of which high levels can indicate a number of health issues such as acute stress and anxiety.
How Urbane Vybe Can Help
Here at Urban Vybe we are all about helping you improve your health and quality of life. We offer the Introduction to Meditation & Meditation 15 classes during which our highly trained, experienced instructors make meditation simple, easy to learn, and share with you the tools to get started. We make it easy and convenient to begin experiencing the benefits of meditation which include:
- Stress reduction
- An increased sense of well-being and calm
- Increase mental clarity
- A balanced and harmonious lifestyle
- And much more
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