Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that meditation is no longer this hyper-spiritual, guru-driven, impractical yawn-fest.

It’s more than a Bill-Gates-does-it-so-it-must-be-cool sorta thing. It’s a tool you need in your toolkit, even if you don’t know it yet.

We’ve got a whole library of meditations in our membership, but you can do it however you like. We just want to give you our four favourite and compelling reasons you should make meditation a part of your everyday.

Here’s our top four reasons to meditate:

1. Reduction in stress

And when is this not a positive thing. This will not only give you less reasons to shout at your significant other, drive too fast, or binge eat in front of The Sopranos, but lowering stress does wonders for your heart, your sleep, your relationships… Meditation literally decreases the amount of cortisol – the stress hormone – in your blood stream. Do it for this if nothing else.

2. Increases your attention span

Meaning you’ll probably get that task list ticked off easier and earlier with a mediation practice behind you. You’ll focus for longer, and be more efficient as you go. Not only that, but studies like this one show meditation increases capacity for creativity, too. Winning.

3. Improves emotional health and wellbeing

This means you’ll be less likely to get stuck in bouts of depression or anxiety, and this report even claims you’ll even have more positive and satisfied outlook on life.

4. May help improve your immunity

This study showed that “a short program in mindfulness meditation produces demonstrable effects on brain and immune function”. Interesting to note that other studies like this one claim more work needs to be carried out to examine these effects. But if there’s a chance of immunity boosting, I’m all in.

These are just some of the benefits of a mediation practice – it really will pay off to start this practice up. And remember, it’s exactly that: a practice. Just like we regularly use yoga as a tool to help us feel better, we can turn to mediation to give us the edge.

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Chloe - TYR Founder & Joyful Living Coach

POSTED: 01/12/2020

Chloe is a yoga teacher, mindfulness guide, and joyful living coach, and she thinks the meaning of life is probably to be as happy as possible.

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