There are many reasons to be thankful, but have you ever thought about the benefits of quiet time? These are the same quiet moments those who practice meditation seek out and commit to regularly, to find and live a happy and healthy life.
Have you ever wondered why meditation would be good for you?
I had the opportunity to sit down with Pez Owen, owner of Stillpoint Meditation as part of my research and practice, to talk about various aspects of meditation, including its benefits, how to begin a meditation practice and where to find a meditation practice in your community. As part of this blog I have included the three-part interview with Pez. My hope is that you will take the time to learn a little bit about meditation and how it can help you live your best life.
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Meditation for a Healthy Lifestyle
Meditation is a spiritual practice that without personal judgement, will allow you to connect with your inner voice and mindfully assist you take control of your thoughts, feelings, and even fears. It was interesting to hear Pez speak of the different types of meditation techniques and how each focuses on different instruction sets, such as breathing and being mindful of your in breath and your out breath, or relaxing and watching your thoughts go by like clouds in the sky. What I found useful from my conversations with Pez is that while there might be infinite meditation techniques for people to choose from, regardless of the technique one chooses, all will lead you to the same place - to find your inner self as you connect to peaceful thoughts. In my first interview segment with Pez she explains the meditation system (mindfulness) she chose to practice and why - take a few minutes and watch the interview to learn more.