Relaxation & Stress: Meditation Isn’t New

There’s a little bit of ‘meditation porn’ going on these days, meaning that lots of people are very excited about it. It’s the media darling. Every successful person (seemingly) is citing meditation as one of the the key daily habits which helped them get where they are.

OK so, what does this mean for you?

It is true that many, many successful people meditate, and, credit meditation for their success.

There seem to be significant health benefits such as: lowering your risk of heart attack & stroke; better brain health; reduced blood pressure … just to name a few. But you don’t have to wait for more science to ‘come out’ to back this up.

Meditation works because it’s old, not because it’s new. It’s been around for thousands of years.

In addition, it’s free. You can start with just a few silent moments per day. Perhaps five or ten deep breaths.

You don’t need to take a class, join a commune, or sign up for a subscription.

I do recommend downloading the apps Headspace & Calm, one at a time, and taking advantage of their free content, which includes introductory series to help you get started.

If you’re into it, you might sign up. Or not. You might very well just do it on your own, or, not at all.

But meditation is not a fad. It’s an old, trusted, proven way to bring more balance into your life, and more stillness amidst the chaos of our society.

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