Albert Einstein said, “the world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Incorporating a morning meditation routine can be the very thing that kicks your day off the right way. It can have a life-altering effect on you positively, but you must commit to the process and be patient. It can be very challenging to slow down, take a step back, and control your thoughts. However, if you can master this practice, it can aid to a much more productive day. There are many scientific benefits of meditation as it helps change your brain and rests your body. Take a look at some of the other great benefits to starting your day with morning meditation.
Easing stress is one of the most notable health benefits of meditation according to numerous studies. During this time you have the chance to create time for just yourself, disregarding any appointments, deadlines from work, or any other obligations. Researchers believe that the practice of meditation may stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system which slows your heart and breathing rate and improves your blood flow. It is due to these physiological effects that might explain why meditation makes you feel more relaxed. So, by starting your day off in this calm state can help you feel less bothers by some of the little frustrations and reduce your overall stress and anxiety.
Our mind tends to jump around from one thought to another at random times. In Buddhism, they refer to this as “monkey mind” as it resembles a wild monkey jumping from tree to tree. Starting your day with some meditation and focusing on your breath and body, you will be more aware of your thoughts. You may find that some thoughts make more sense than others that come out of nowhere, but you will at least be aware of these things happening. Meditation also allows you to detach from negative habitual thought patterns so that you can have more control of your thoughts. Doing so will help you reach a more compassionate, and proactive state rather than a reactive state.
The increased mindfulness that meditation offers can also help you become more emotionally balanced and will encourage a general sense of wellness. There is also evidence that suggests that mindful meditation can boost the immune function. So, by performing a meditation practice daily, you will feel present every day, increase your appreciation for the positive experiences, and feel empowered in your life.