Like a cup running over with water, our minds fill up, and by the end of the day we barely understand what sloshes inside our skulls. And the next day, our cups overflow with even more stuff so much we even forget what nearly drowned us the day before.
When was the last time you gave yourself permission to sit... just sit... and do nothing but sit.
Sleep doesn't do it. Too often the business of our days intrudes on our sleep, because, frankly, when we're asleep our minds take complete control -- and our minds have a mind of their own.
So, when did you last take control and allow yourself to sit... just sit... and let your mind clear itself of the flotsam you carry around everyday?
Meditation teaches you to take control, to empty your cup and let your mind relax. Neurological science has proved meditation helps us in more ways than can be listed in this small space, but the the major benefits include:
1. An increase in the volume and thickness of your brain
2. A reduction in blood pressure and heart rate
3. Boosts the immune system
4. reduces stress, depression, and anxiety
5. increases emotional stability and intelligence
6. increases the connection to yourself and others.
Join Mike every Tuesday night in the Octagon Room at Art of Yoga, 6:45 p.m. for meditation, meditation instruction, and discussion. It's a great way to take care of yourself!