Meditation: Learning to Live in the Moment
Do you live in the “now”? Or do you wonder what could have been, should have been, or what will be? Have you noticed that in difficult times some people take it in stride while others experience a lot of stress? Living in the present moment while seeing the larger picture is key to a peaceful mind. Meditation practices the technique of recognizing only the moment in which you are presently living.
Over thousands of years, various types of meditation have arisen, but the objective of all these disciplines is the same. That objective being to focus inward in the moment and to accept, have patience, and compassion for the world around us. By practicing this on a regular basis, students are able to cope with situations in their life in an active, not reactive manner. In addition to increased coping skills, those who practice meditation experience benefits such as:
- An increase in energy
- Reduction in anxiety and depression
- Stronger immune system
- Manage pain better
- Better decision-making
- Better relationships with others
- Better ability to any type of change
- Decreased blood pressure and heart rate
- An improvement in digestion
- Are able to get a better night’s sleep
- Assists in smoking cessation
The body and mind are intimately connected with one another. When one is not well, the other suffers. By creating a peaceful mind, your body can experience that peace as well by reduced illnesses. If the mind is constantly thinking about the past and the future, it does not make room for focusing on the present moment in which you live. This places stress on the mind, which can turn into psychological issues such as anxiety, aggression, and depression. The body reacts to this chronic mental stress by experiencing headaches, sleeping problems, arthritis, diabetes, and an increase in illnesses.
Chronic stress is a killer. Meditation helps to reduce the stress in your life. Here at Monarch Wellness, we offer a variety of meditation classes and groups. If you would like more information, please call us at 239-231-3208 or visit our calendar online for class times. These classes are offered at our Central Naples location: 843 Myrtle Terrace, Naples, Florida 34103.
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