Fitness Tip of the Day: Meditate

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According to Yoga International, “Meditation is a precise technique for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from the normal waking state. It is the means for fathoming all the levels of ourselves and finally experiencing the center of consciousness within. Meditation is not a part of any religion; it is a science, which means that the process of meditation follows a particular order, has definite principles, and produces results that can be verified."

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Benefits of Meditation: 

  • Decreases Depression
  • Helps with Anxiety Disorders
  • Reduces Stress
  • Improves Your Focus
  • Relieves Pain
  • Helps Manage ADHD
  • Improves Mood
  • Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

 

Types of Meditation:

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Mindfulness Meditation: Focus on an object such as your breathing, thoughts, or sounds. This type of meditation focuses on concentration and awareness.

Guided Meditation: Use a recorded tape or in-person guidance. Eventually the need for the guidance will disappear. The teacher uses guided imagery to help put your mind at peace.

Concentrative Meditation: Focus on a single object, such as an image, your breathing or a candles flame. When your mind steers off of the object, train your mind to re-focus.

Open Awareness: Opening your mind to what is going on around you without specifically focusing on one particular thing.

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