Meditation, these days, is so trendy. Just like Yoga and Pilates. It’s good to see so many people embracing this modality.

Researchers are studying the benefits of meditation and the results are looking very impressive.

Science is showing that developing a higher state of awareness/mindfulness has a positive impact on brain and body functions.

I get to talk about meditation nearly every day as often someone will ask me about improving their health. The first thing I ask is, do you meditate? Most people say they don’t but are keen to find out more. Once I explain how it works and the benefits they want to try to see if it works for them.

It takes a little time to learn to focus and maintain stillness of mind but with perseverance, willingness and finding just 5 or 10 minutes a day to stay still and empty your mind, you can achieve great results and your health will improve.

Eastern cultures have practiced Meditation for centuries and the western world is rapidly catching on! Even the Beatles discovered Transcendental Meditation in 1967 when they met Maharishi Yogi at a lecture in England. They decided, on the spot, to learn to meditate. They spent several weeks studying with Maharishi in a retreat in Rishikesh.

Some companies now offer meditation sessions to support employee health and wellbeing which, studies show, promotes better productivity and reduces sick leave. In Australia new meditation centres are opening and some schools now include Mediation during breaks to teach the children how to meditate and the benefits.

I highly recommend mediation as a proactive way of keeping you mind and body in check. It can be done anywhere at any time. You will soon increase mental health and wellbeing, enhance positive emotions, boost immunity, develop intuition and increase spiritual awareness.

January 2016