If you are serious about meditating it is important to set yourself a schedule or timetable so you can meditate on a frequent basis. You don’t have to meditate every day, but you do want to arrange your life so you have some time set aside on a regular basis.
Meditation is often miss-understood by those that do not practice it. However, just because people do not understand the ideas behind meditation doesn’t mean that it is not a worth while thing to do. Many people that practice meditation on a regular or daily basis have reported that they feel better both physically and mentally. Scientists have conducted studies that have identified those who practice meditation often live longer than those who don’t. In fact many people have said that daily meditation has even helped them feel younger.
Don’t be put off by the task of having to try and arrange a daily meditation schedule. There is loads of help and resources available both off and online. You will probably be able to find local daily meditation seminars and classes that are run at a convenient time to fit in with your lifestyle. If you are slightly self conscious about meditating in front of others, search the internet for daily meditation. Here you will find a wealth of information and aids like: music, mats, cushions, benches etc. You will also be able to find meditation instructions for the beginner which is always a great help. Study a few guides and read a few books and before you know it you will be meditating with the best.
There are many benefits to daily meditation and some of these are:
1. Freeing your mind. In the society we live in there are a lot of strains and stresses in everyday life. Having the opportunity to relieve that stress and free your self on a daily basis is very rejuvenating. If you are able, meditate on a daily basis for this reason alone.
2. Physical exercise. Meditation does not have to mean sitting still for hours on end. It is important to stretch your body both before and following daily meditation. This will help make your body more flexible and will help you to remain comfortable while you are meditating.
3. Feeling young again. As daily meditation helps you to feel young this is an enormous benefit. You will get an increase in both mental and physical energy which will help you in your day to day life.
The benefits of daily meditation are not instant. (There are very few instant benefits in life). Just like a tree takes a life time to grow strong, meditation takes a long time to slow down the aging process or rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. The sooner you start to meditate and the more often you meditate, the faster you will reach your goal. This is one of the key reasons why daily meditation is beneficial. Meditation is not something that you can over do. You probably don’t want to spend you whole life in a trance, but even if you are able to spend a few hours a day, it will not do you any harm.