Recently, meditation has started to become more mainstream, arriving in schools, getting stamps of approval by the medical profession, and being discussed throughout the media. Without doubt, whatever approach you take, there is a large body of evidence showing that being present, and quietening the mind, has vast benefits from greater clarity and focus to resulting in less anxiety and more calm. It can literally transform your happiness levels and wellbeing (both physically and mentally).
By improving our breathing habits too, we can notice real change – releasing tension and replenishing our energy, becoming more centered and self-aware. When you are feeling really stressed just try stopping, taking three big deep breaths in and out, and place your focus on them. See if this makes you feel different.
If you then add gentle movement to the equation alongside breath awareness, (as in our 15-minute films) this can help clear toxins and restore a balance between the mind and body, making meditation practice easier.
So whatever your approach, try to set some time aside daily and give it a go! We look forward to hearing about what works for you.