Written by: Olesya Oligradska, Executive Contributor
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I know! I can hear you say ‘I’ve heard this so many times before!’, so why haven’t you taken action? I know it’s a foreign concept. I know you don’t believe that it can make an impact on your life or business. Or maybe you’re under the impression that meditation will somehow alter your religious beliefs. But hear me out! Meditation is so much more than closing your eyes and not thinking about all the things you have to do later. In this short article, I want to open your eyes to the possibilities that mediation can bring and share the 3 proven benefits to starting a meditation practice.
Ivy League schools such as Harvard University have dedicating time and financial resources to research so that the world can see the power that a regular meditation practice can bring. Meditation is not just about closing your eyes and trying not to think about things. It’s about bringing awareness to the inner self. Practicing self-awareness is one of the most powerful tools we can use to help us step out of reaction mode and into conscious action.
As humans, we are hard-wired to be reactive as this was part of our survival for thousands of years. Ages ago, we needed our reactive nature to help keep us safe from animals or other human tribes. But at this point in our existence, we have time to think about what we need to do next. It is not longer life or death decision-making mode. This is why we have to resort to finding modalities that will help us step away from being a reactive person. When we are in a fight or flight mode all the time, called stress in 2020, we are not in an ideal state that our body should be functioning at. There has to be a better way, and one of those is meditation.
Here are the top 3 benefits to start a daily meditation practice that will help you create a balanced internal environment so you can thrive in business and personal life.
1. Decrease in Blood Pressure Studies have shown that those who practice daily meditation can see a decrease in their blood pressure because meditation helps lower stress levels. Stress has been linked to high blood pressure, so if anything, try meditating daily to help decrease your blood pressure.
2. Increase Sense of Empathy Having a better understating of others helps us build stronger relationships. Human relationships are essential for our mental and social health. When we are open to understating others better and accepting them as they are, we create stronger bonds and open our hearts to endless possibilities.
3. Strengthen Sense of Self When we sit in mediation, we get the opportunity to tune inward and observe our state of being at that point. It’s a great time to check-in, ask ourselves how we are feeling, observe emotions we are experiencing, and bring ourselves back to our breath so we can let our mind slow down and open up to new possibilities.
I hope that this short article has sparked your interest in exploring meditation. I know that meditation can feel foreign and unfamiliar, but I promise that if you are open to expanding and moving towards being the best version of yourselves, meditation is a great place to start. If you have any questions or would like to explore this life-changing method. Don’t hesitate to reach out!
Olesya Oligradska, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Olesya Oligradska is an exercise rehab specialist turned business and mindset mentor. Her passion lies in helping women rewire their beliefs and reclaim their worth so they can sell and growth their business with confidence. She is on a mission to help women build a life of freedom and choice through holistic growth inside and out. She is also the host of The Soulful Selling Podcast, a platform where sales is no longer a dirty word and abundance gets to be the new norm.