The Benefits of Daily Meditation
The start of a new year is not only a great motivation to kick start your physical health but also an ideal time to start improving your mental health. After a long, stressful day there is nothing better than a moment to yourself. Allowing yourself the opportunity to have time for yourself is vital for your mental health. A meditation garden pod is an ideal investment if you want to start taking your health seriously. Meditation has many health benefits and can start to improve your mental health well-being and headspace in various ways.
Let’s start by briefly identifying what exactly mindfulness is. Mindfulness is the purposeful attention of your cognitive process. It is being aware of the present moment. While all of us possess the ability to be mindful, it can be developed through meditation and implemented into everyday life. Mindfulness is bringing personal awareness to your senses, emotions and state of mind.
Mindfulness can benefit you mentally as well as physically in several different ways. Practising mindfulness can help you become more aware of your attitude towards life and can make it easier for you to appreciate the pleasures in life. This all can help to provide a more well-rounded existence. Recent medical studies have found that practising mindfulness when used as treatment can help when dealing with many mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety disorders and OCD. Mindfulness can also help to improve physical health such as helping to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve sleep.
Health Benefits of Meditation
Train Your Brain
Over recent years, meditation has grown significantly in popularity due to its newly discovered health benefits. Daily meditation has proven to reduce ageing in the brain and preserve grey matter. This could vital for the reduction of memory-loss and attention. Yale University conducted a study which found that practising meditation reduced activity in the network in your brain which is responsible for your mind drifting. Meditation can help you to recognise when your mind is wandering and help you to snap out of it.
Reduce Anxiety Symptoms
Meditation has proven to help reduce anxiety. Stress in the workplace can be a huge contributor to everyday anxiety and meditation has been proven to help train the brain to deal with this better. A recent study also found that meditation can help to reduce anxiety symptoms such as depression just as substantially as anti-depressants. Habitual meditation can help to maintain a positive outlook long term.
Make Space to Meditate
While meditation can be practised anywhere and at any time, there’s no denying the importance of a personal space in which you feel comfortable and relaxed. For those moments of deep meditation, it is important to be able to focus and avoid distractions. A green retreats garden pod is an ideal building, away from the home and everyday distraction, to practice meditation and mindfulness. Green Retreats garden pods are easily customisable in terms of the amount of light you want to bring into your space. Natural light is an important element for meditation as it brings a sense of calm, so considering adding large windows and doors to allow the light in. Add sheer blinds to also give you privacy. Meditation and nature go hand in hand. Your garden pod allows you to connect with nature and your surroundings.
While we could talk endlessly about the physical and mental benefits of meditation, we feel we have covered enough to prove the benefits of daily meditation. Let 2020 not only be the year where you work on your physical health and fitness but also start to take better care of your mental health. If you’d like to find out more about how Green Retreats can help build your ultimate meditation garden pod, why not request your free brochure. Don’t forget to get in touch with us if you have any burning garden pod questions.
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Our garden rooms are priced based on the internal sizes rather than the exterior footprint, making it easier for you to plan your work space. A commercial unit from Green Retreats could end up saving you a fortune from the costs of renting a workspace alone. The price includes base, installation and VAT so there are no (nasty) surprises when it comes to final payment.