How many times have we heard about the benefits of meditation but not been able to get into it? Like all of you, I too have been interested in trying to get started down this road. Initially I bought a book that was called meditation for dummies. I went through it and tried it out but didn’t really get the hang of it. I would sit there with my eyes closed and just want to fall asleep until I finally decided that this just wasn’t for me. One evening I was taking the train home and started a conversation with my neighbor who told me about his journey into meditation. He had gone through a drawn out medical illness that turned him away from allopathic treatment and toward holistic methods. It was during all of this that he discovered meditation and a few yoga retreats later he was doing regular practice. He very poetically described to me that mediation was like focusing on the gaps between your thoughts. It was a very interesting way to phrase the practice of meditation and definitely not something I had heard before. I started using an app a friend of mine had told me about called headspace. It begins with ten free sessions so it's worth trying out to see if it is something that you like. It’s a guided practice that starts out for only ten minutes a day. I think no matter how busy our lives may be we can take ten minutes to try this out. The benefits of meditation are numerous and it has stood the test of time. Anxiety reduction, improved sleep, memory and ability to control pain are just a few of the benefits.
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