In 2015 the Great NEWS posts are dedicated to sharing Healthy Habits and today we relax with the Magic of Meditation. It is easy for the strain and stress of everyday life to take a toll on our body, mind and spirit. Meditation is a great way for us to reprogram our cells, reset our circuit breakers, restore our mental clarity and revitalize our energy to help us be happier and healthier. The many benefits of meditation include feeling even more balanced, calm, clear, focused, mindful, re-energized, refreshed, rejuvenated, relaxed, renewed, reprogrammed, rested, restored and revitalized. One of the best healthy habits is a daily meditation practice.


Meditation is one of the most beneficial restorative habits we can engage in to maintain our quality and quantity of life because it has so many anti aging advantages.

To enjoy a calm, centered and rewarding life it is extremely helpful to develop a daily meditation practice. With a regular routine of meditation we allow our body, mind and spirit to regenerate and resynchronize many vital functions for both optimal health and peak performance. Meditation is one of the most beneficial restorative habits we can engage in to maintain our quality and quantity of life because it has so many anti aging advantages.

A daily meditation practice can significantly improve many areas of our life.  It is easy to begin a meditation ritual because it is easy and effective for rejuvenating our mind and relaxing our body to restore our sense of calm, clarity and composure.  Meditation requires a minimum of effort and time to begin experiencing a restorative benefit.  It does not require us to travel to a facility, gym, yoga center or workout facility because we can do it almost anytime and anywhere with ease.

We can do meditation on a beach, chair, couch, floor, mat, and pillow or even in a park, plane or playground to improve our health and vitality. There are even walking meditations designed with breathing and mindfulness benefits.  The most common positions include sitting on a chair, couch or comfortable pillow.  Now is the perfect time to incorporate a meditation practice into our daily routine because it can help prevent and reverse the complications of stress.  It is a great way to reenergize our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being.

Many health experts and professionals have found that meditation is beneficial to help rejuvenate, repair and revitalize every cell in your body.

Many people have tried meditation but failed to stick with it.  Some say it is because they: are too busy, doze off, expect rapid results, fall asleep, get distracted, get bored, have a wandering mind, think too much or wonder about whatever needs to be done they are not benefiting from the time invested.  Meditation connects us to the conscious cosmos and infinite intelligence that exists in our universe.

It is simply a process of breathing, relaxing, releasing thoughts and restoring our sense of balance and bliss.  There are many forms and type of meditation so it is simply a matter of finding the one or ones that serve you best.

Common benefits of a meditation practice include improving ones:  balance, breathing, calmness, creativity, flexibility, focus, memory, mental clarity, peacefulness, quality of sleep, recall, relationships, relaxation, resilience, stability, stress reduction, thinking, youthfulness and well being.

When you combine a meditation and yoga practice on a daily basis you may soon find it helping with creating a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Since meditation is known to have so many benefits how ready are you to re-energize, regenerate, rejuvenate, relax, repair, reprogram, restore and revitalize your body and brain?  When we practice meditation on a daily basis we begin to see amazing benefits and synchronicity show up within a short period of time.  It provides our body, mind and spirit with the Tender Loving Care (TLC) we deserve and desire for more happiness and perfect health.

Meditation Benefits Brain and Body

Meditating Woman

Meditation can help maintain our brain for peak performance and pure potential.

Our brain can easily become agitated, bored, confused, distracted, ego driven, foggy and stressed from the daily strain and stress of life.  This can hinder our performance and wear us down.  As a result we may indulge in unhealthy behaviors if we lose our determination and drive which may result in our body to becoming sad, sick, stressed and tired.  Meditation can help maintain our brain for peak performance and pure potential.

When people allow their brain to become agitated, frazzled or over active their performance can suffer.  Confusion, headaches, high blood pressure, over eating, overwhelm, poor performance and stress are clear signs that indulging yourself with a meditation session could provide a quick benefit and boost to your brain.

Without a daily meditation practice most people will experience a decline in their emotional, mental and physical health and well being.   This decline combined with drinking unhealthy beverages and eating unhealthy foods reduces the quality of our life and may even shorten our quantity of life.

People often say they are too busy, too driven or too tired to meditate.  These are the very reasons why mediation is so beneficial.  Meditation does not require a lot of time and may actually help you feel more calm, collected and energized.   You may be asking how could that be true.  Twenty minutes of meditation has been found to be as beneficial as a two hour nap without taking two hours.  Meditation can be done while seated on an airplane, bench, chair, couch, cushion or floor.  It can be done in as little as ten minutes or up to ah hour depending on your desire or peace of mind.

For achievers, business owners, busy professionals, moms, super star students, teachers and yes even you meditation is a great way to help manifest your values, vision and mission in life.  Why not give it a try and see if it helps things go easier while being more effective and efficient.

A great way to learn meditation is to join a class at a church, college, community center, health club, school, senior’s center, temple or wellness center.  You can even find some great CD’s and DVD’s that offer excellent meditation guidance and instruction.    Finding a great role model and meditation teacher is important to help develop meaningful meditation and mindfulness habits.

Magic of Meditation

Meditation helps to realign our body, mind and spirit to help maintain our happiness, health and harmony in a hectic world.   It has been found to help with calming the mind, digestion, enhancing our endocrine system,  improving immune function, producing endorphins, promoting a healthy lifestyle, reducing high blood pressure, reducing stress, strengthening our mental function and supporting more restful sleep.


Practicing meditation for twenty to thirty minutes a day is enough to feel and see some benefits.

There are many different forms and styles of meditation.  Any form of meditation can help to create a more positive mental attitude that helps to reinforce our beautiful beliefs, behaviors and biology in order to help maintain our healthy lifestyle.  With a little faith and diligent practice we can discover a form that works best for us.

Practicing meditation for twenty to thirty minutes a day is enough to feel and see some benefits.  Developing a personal practice of youth promoting meditation can create a solid foundation for a happier, healthier and more holistic lifestyle. Doing meditation twice a day can be even more profound.  Just imagine starting your morning with some yoga and meditation and then winding down after a busy day with another round of yoga and meditation.

The mind will benefit from the calming affect and energizing benefit meditation offers.  Our brain performs better when we synchronize it with our body to be calm, energized, fit and relaxed.  Meditation helps our brain benefit as we nurture our emotional, mental and physical well being.

Our spiritual life will benefit from the quality time devoted to meditation and connecting with our higher power.  When we provide nurturing and Tender Loving Care (TLC) to our spirit we access amazing energy, information and transformation. Meditation helps promote our spiritual health part of our wheel of life.

Meditation can help improve our relationship with our self and others.  When we are feeling the enhanced states of acceptance, appreciation, calm, connection, grace, gratitude, love, peace and self worth we begin to project that in our relationships with other.  This creates a powerful energy and force that fuels and nourishes our relationships. Meditating with others helps to reinforce and strengthen our relationships even further. It helps us to stop being sad, sick, stressed and tired so we will feel happy, healthy, holistic and energized.

Meditation can also help promote our personal growth and self development by helping us tap into easier access of new energy and information.  It has been found to help us access peak performance by being calm and collected even under pressure because we know we can tap into our pure potential and unlimited power anytime we choose.

Our passion, performance and profession in life is easier to maintain and sustain when we are in the state of flow created by our regular meditation practice. When our body and brain function flawlessly together we are able to be, do and have more as a result.  Meditation helps us to be even more happy and healthy which reinforces rapid results in life.

If your finances are suffering maybe it is because of a confused and constricted way of thinking.  Meditation is a free form of therapy and transformation to reenergize our financial flow and help move us towards financial freedom. Being emotionally, mentally and physically fit is essential for our financial success. Meditation was recommended by Napolean Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich to top into the infinite intelligence to create an income and invest that money for financial freedom.  Our greatest asset is our thinking potential and power so invest the time to meditate and be mindful.

Meditation helps us realize all the abundance already in our life.  It synchronizes our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being with our creator and higher power.  It is both calming and energizing while also being relaxing and stimulating all at the same time.  Maintaining and sustaining that state of balance and bliss in life helps create even more abundance.  When would now be a great time to begin meditating to refocus and reinforce your values, vision and mission in life?

Meditation Suggestions

Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years for emotional, mental physical and spiritual health. Making it a part of our daily life is a great way to start a simple system that will help maintain our mental clarity and focus.


Try a basic meditation state by observing a candle flame while focusing on your breath and relaxing.

These simple steps and small suggestions will help maintain a magical and magnificent meditation practice.

Try a basic meditation state by observing a candle flame while focusing on your breath and relaxing.  It is a relaxing basic routine to practice first thing in the morning or after a hectic day.  Always be mindful of candle safety.

Receive some high quality primordial sound meditation training from a Chopra Center Certified teacher.

Check your library or used book store for some excellent meditation books or DVD’s.

There are excellent meditation CD’s by Andrew Weil, Dharma, Singh Khalsa M.D., Marianne Williamson, Maharishi University, Robert Gass, Swami Srinivasananda and Wayne Dyer.   Fifteen to thirty minutes of meditation is like taking a power nap.

Try a Gong meditation.  The Gong is one of man’s oldest therapeutic instruments, and is used in sound meditation, and vibrational therapy.

Experiment with various seating locations to help add spice and variety.

Try a breath walking meditation. Maybe even enhance it while repeating mantras and mudras.  See previous article on this or check out this video on: Breathwalking with Dr JimNicolai.

A daily meditation practice will offer fantastic benefits.  Celebrate your progress and reward your self with a meditation retreat.

Put some meditation pictures on your Vision Board or Life MAP to inspire and motivate you to become a yogi.  Have fun and enjoy your meditation practice.  Remember meditation is the channel and path to a higher quality of life.

Healthy Habits

The Healthy Habits 2015 series is designed to offer simple suggestions to help create a balanced body and motivated mind.   Our mental health today will determine our happiness and health in the future.   Meditation is a magic medicine for the mind.

This Great NEWS post on Healthy Habits offers simple suggestions for a meditation practice that can transform our body, mind and spirit. When these are synchronized the important areas in our wheel of life will benefit as well.  There are many great meditation CDs and DVDs available today to provide guidance and training.  It is up to us to establish a daily meditation practice to support our brain. Implementing the Healthy Habits suggestions are like planting small seeds that help create magic moments and even more happiness, harmony and health in life.

What is your current Gap?

Do you have a daily meditation practice? How easy would it be to reward yourself with 15 minutes of meditation in the morning and evening? What big benefits might you experience that are eluding you now?

Mastery Action Plan (MAP)

What mastery action plans will you put in place to help you develop a meditation habit? Watch the short video discussing The Chopra Center Primordial Sound Meditation.

Call to Action

What comments, commitments or concerns come to mind regarding the healthy habit of daily meditation?  What other ideas and inspiration will help motivate us towards better behaviors, beliefs and biology for a great 2015 and beyond?

Next week the Great NEWS blog will share:

Healthy Habit Healing the Heart

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