Meditation and breathing have become a critical part of my personal retreats because of the advantages they produce.
In my personal retreats a very important element is meditation. There are many different ways to meditate. Some of my favorites are transcendental meditation; verbalizing a mantra or primordial sound, diaphragm breathing or focusing on an item and bringing your mind back to your breath whenever it is thinking or visualization meditation.
The benefits of meditation:
- Reduces stress
- Improves concentration
- Slows aging
- Create a healthy lifestyle
- Increases self-awareness
- Increases joy and happiness
- Benefits cardiovascular and immune health
- Increases patience
- Helps with sleep
- Increases energy
- Aids in digestion
- Better circulation
These are just a few advantages of deliberate reflection. One of the meditations I like and believe to be one of the most beneficial is concentrating on our breathing. While we are breathing making sure we are breathing from our diaphragm not our chest. I have been reading a lot about the benefits of oxygen in our system and what I noticed was that I was breathing wrong probably 50% of the time.
Breathing properly allows for proper oxygen flow, so during meditation it’s important to pay attention to your breathing, making sure your breathing through your diaphragm not your chest. If you have been breathing through your chest it will take some time to train yourself to breathe your diaphragm. The benefits of meditating while breathing through our diaphragm are twofold. We will get all the benefits of meditation and also get the benefits of creating more oxygen in our system.
In many of my retreats teaching meditation is a critical part to calming the nervous system down so that my client can be in a more relaxed state to see her situation. Meditation along with learning how to breathe properly supports a healthy, happy life. My personal retreats will help you create a more peaceful life.