Meditation

I do a combination of Yoga, breathwork and meditation every day that I learned from the Art Of Living foundation. It helps calm my nerves and quieten my busy mind. I often find I get creative ideas popping into my head during meditation that I would otherwise never have thought of. It's a great way of getting in touch with your intuition and deepening your sense of inner wisdom.

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The benefits of meditation have been known for thousands of years, and are particularly helpful in our modern society where we are increasingly trained to think a lot and rarely get a break from the mental chatter in our heads.

Advantages:

  • Helps deal with stress
  • Teaches you to relax and focus
  • A form of meditation or prayer is a core part of most spiritual philosophies
  • It's free!

Disadvantages:

  • Doesn't help you develop social skills; may even impair them
  • Can make you more introverted and shy
  • Takes a very long time to release and heal trauma compared to somatic therapies

About Graham Stoney

I struggled for years with low self-esteem, anxiety and a lack of self-confidence before finding a solution that really worked. I created The Confident Man Program to help other men live the life of their dreams. I also offer 1-on-1 coaching via Skype so if you related to this article contact me about coaching.
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2 Responses to Meditation

  1. Matt says:

    As I mentioned in an earlier comment, I took up meditation about 5 or so years ago under the advice of a mentor of mine and simply haven't looked back.

    The positive effects the practice have had on my life - both personal and work - have almost been immeasurable.

    Even at the most basic of beginner levels, implementing mediation into your day to day existence is bound to bring even a tiny, positive change to your life!

    Matt.

  2. Jirehn says:

    Selecting a good meditation technique would give the body with concentrating with the mind and keeping a good composure to be able to feel the stress being relieved. With a correct posture, studying how to meditate for beginners would be easier.

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