> Have you ever tried meditation? In this busy world we live in, so many people are constantly on the go, with constant thoughts flowing through their minds. Every now and again our minds need to take a break! Anyone can meditate, and it doesn’t require special equipment, money, or a great deal of time. Just start where you are.

The benefits of meditation? Here are only a few:
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved focus
  • Gaining the ability to let go of emotions you’ve been holding on to
  • More mindful actions and speech
  • Improved posture

So how do you start? Find a comfortable seated position. If possible, sit on the floor on a cushion with your spine straight, in a cross-legged position. If you have back problems or are not able to sit comfortably for more than 5 minutes in a cross-legged position on the floor, sitting tall in a chair will also work. Clear your mind, and focus on the breath. When thoughts arise, recognize that you are thinking them (without judgement) and try to let them float away.

If you’re interested in learning more about meditation, or would like to experience a guided meditation class, look for a yoga studio or meditation center near you. If you live in the Upstate South Carolina area, you may also try visiting North Main Yoga on your lunch hour for some guided meditation with a very kind and helpful instructor. Visit this link to learn more.



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