There are a number of ways that visualization and meditation can help in your daily life. It really depends on what you wish to achieve. If we break down the benefits into those that affect body, mind and spirit, it will be easy to see how amazingly transformative visualization and meditation can be.
You might think that meditation will only benefit the mind, but as researchers have discovered, the body and mind are very closely linked. As often stated: healthy mind, healthy body. If you think about how you feel when you are stressed – fists clenched, jaw tight, stomach in knots, you will understand how closely connected your body and mind are.
Research has shown many health benefits from visualization and meditation, even in as little as five – ten minutes per day. These benefits include:
- Improved heart health
- Effective pain relief – especially chronic pain
- A stronger immune system
- Better breathing – especially if you focus on particular breathing meditations, or pranayama
- More energy
- Reduced stress levels
- Improved digestion
- A better quality of sleep
There are many mental benefits to meditation. In fact, the word “meditate” means to think. We can all think, of course, but the question is, what do we think about? Chances are it’s about things that happened last month, year, or decade ago that you just can’t seem to let go of. Or, you daydream about the future and miss out on the present. The mental benefits to meditation include:
- Improved focus
- Better concentration
- Less nervousness
- Better control of temper
- Increased optimism
- Better moods
- Less anxiety
- Relief from depression
- The ability to relax at will through visualizations and meditations
- More mindfulness; that is, the ability to focus on the present moment, not past or future
Many people have trouble with the word “spirit” and think that meditation is something weird or religious. While it is true that many of the world’s major religions used meditation as a way of connecting with the divine in the universe, the word spirit can be used in the sense of your own inner being and its state of health.
For example, do you feel connected with yourself and your higher purpose in life, or do you feel as if you’re living someone else’s life? Do you have harmonious relationships with the people around you?
If you feel it’s a struggle, meditation can help you to:
- Connect with your inner truth
- Access your deepest desires, and take steps to achieve them
- Tap into your limitless potential
- Let go of things in the past that have been keeping you feeling stuck
- Turn negative self-talk into positive
- Eliminate old, self-limiting ways of thinking and acting
- Help you develop your best version of YOU!!
In essence, meditation can serve as the gateway to live your best life.
If you feel like your own worst enemy sometimes, or stuck in the past and unable to move on, it’s time to meditate.
Visualization and meditation can help you achieve a number of goals to enhance your life. Decide which area of your life you wish to work on first, and choose meditations and visualizations that will support that goal. Journal about your progress, and see what a difference they can make to your body, mind and spirit.
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