Meditation for Self Esteem
According to the Huffington Post, meditation can benefit your self esteem in two specific ways. Meditation is good for improving your self belief and self acceptance. Your self esteem is improved when you can begin to love yourself and accept the truth of who you are.
Meditation is a tool that will allow you to understand deeply who and what you are and it will help put your insecurities and worries into perspective.
Quietening your mind will help you to pay attention to what your body is telling you. Meditation is a form of alternative medicine that has a long history in many eastern cultures. It can bring balance by using the body and mind connection. According to Monk-Turner (2003), the aim of meditating is to focus one’s attention in the moment, to rest the mind and to find inner peace and relaxation. Stress-reduction is also another major benefit and the impact this has on blood pressure (Borysenko 1987).
Meditation is said to equal deep sleep in its health benefits. There are physical, mental and spiritual benefits, so regular meditation is recommended.
Some major benefits of meditation are:
- reduce stress
- reduce the effects of aging
- enjoy life more
- feel happier
- improves your sleep
- good for your brain
- keeps you healthy
Music To Help you Meditate
The work of David Ison is also interesting. He has written music and developed programs which help heal through meditation. Music is a wonderful way to build your energy and relax your mind instantly.
Meditation is also an excellent tool to help energize your chakras, which is another area I will be looking at in the coming weeks.
The most effective meditations require a guide or teacher to help you, an alternative is what is clalled “guided meditations”. You just listen to the recording of someone guiding you to meditate, telling you what to do physically and mentally as you relax. I recommend you to get this Mindfulness Meditation which combines the power of hypnosis and meditation to help you have a calmer and more enjoyable life, and we all want that don’t we? So try it now!
Meditation: Living a Successful and Peaceful Life – Personal Health, Relationship, Self-Esteem, and Happiness (Inner Peace, Stress Relief, Meditation Techniques, How to Meditate, Anger Management) by Joanna Jackson
Meditation: Meditation For Beginners: How to Find your Real Happiness, Achieve Inner Peace and Unleash the True Potential (Meditation techniques – Zen Buddism – Meditation for busy people) by Amanda Frey
Borysenko, J. (1987). Minding the body, mending the mind. New York: Bantam
Monk-Turner, E. (2003). The benefits of meditation: experimental findings. The Social Science Journal, Vol.40, No.3
Has meditation helped you? How do you meditate? Please comment below to share your thoughts: