Meditation is commonly associated with relaxing the mind, but it also has many physical health benefits. Here are just a few of them:
- Increases blood flow
- Reduces anxiety attacks
- Decreases muscle tension
- Enhances the immune system
- Relieves PMS
I’ve held an interest in meditation for many years because I am a busy person, like most of you, and we all need an outlet to release stress and pressure. I practice yoga, so I am familiar with breathing techniques and the basics of meditation but I want to dig deeper.
I signed up for the Chopra Center’s Free to Love, 21-day Meditation Challenge. Today is Day 1 of the challenge and I am excited to make the time this afternoon to sit, listen to the audio from Deepak Chopra, and relax!
It’s not too late to sign up, and it’s free. You’ll receive helpful tips, an email reminder each day with a link to the daily meditation audio, and a daily centering thought.
From the challenge, “We have divided our Free to Love challenge into three themes. The first week will focus on "Your Pathway to Freedom," letting go of anything in the past that no longer serves us. Our second week is entitled, "Healing the Heart," looking at all the positive emotions that can emanate from the heart, provided we listen to its voice. Finally, we will focus on "Living in Love," from self-love, to love of family, and finally expanding our love into the world."
Chopra Center Meditation Challenge on Facebook.