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How Meditation Can Improve Your Energy

By Camilla Moore October 06, 2022 Mindset

It is easy to feel run down and low in energy in our fast-paced society. This blog post will discuss how meditation can improve energy levels and make you feel more present and alert. It will also provide some tips for getting started with meditation.

What Is Meditation?

Meditation is an ancient practice used by many cultures for centuries to promote physical and mental well-being. Meditation has its origins in the ancient Vedic times of India and is one of the modalities used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Meditation has evolved to include various techniques and has become a tool for achieving relaxation and other desired outcomes. However, at its roots, the purpose of meditation is to connect with one’s true Self.

Meditation can be done anywhere, at any time, and doesn’t require special equipment. All you need is a quiet place to sit comfortably.

Evidence on Meditation and Energy

Studies on meditation have shown improvement in energy, mental clarity, and physical ailments such as pain, blood pressure, and heart rate. It has also been helpful for gaining energy when suffering from chronic conditions. However, it is essential to note that these outcomes are only a product of the practice and focusing on energy is a powerful aspect of meditation.

Different Types of Meditation

Meditation has evolved to include various approaches. All of them involve supporting calmness and you should choose the one that fits you best. The important thing is that you are starting, and starting IS doing.

Let’s go over some of the basics.

  1. Meditation can be performed sitting, standing, or lying down; however, meditation is about awakening and energy, so sitting comfortably is the most effective way to start.
  2. Meditation in the morning is popular because the world is still waking up, and there is genuine peace about transitioning from hibernation to life again.
  3. Breathing exercises are a great way to start any meditation. You can try our 3 Minutes to Calm, which is how I start many meditations, or quietly focus on your breath and observe it as it passes through you.
  4. You will hear your thoughts. This is normal. It’s helpful to think of these thoughts for what they are – your mind chattering. Approaching this chatter with observation and humor is useful, and putting it in a “place” such as in the back of your head will provide a visual space to help with the concept of observation.

Meditation to Help with Energy

Through meditation, you will provide your body and mind with an opportunity to rest and be at peace. This is naturally rejuvenating. By focusing on your breathing, the rest of the world will let go, and your body and mind will relax.

You will come out of meditation with more energy and focus than you had in your session.

Let’s go over a beginning meditation.

Easy Meditation Practice

When you first start meditating, it is essential to keep it simple. Don’t try to do too much at once or force yourself into a long session. Instead, starting with a shorter session is best.

Here is an essential meditation practice to get you started:

Find a Comfortable Place to Sit

Sit comfortably with your spine straight. You can sit in a chair with your feet on the ground or cross-legged on a cushion.

Close Your Eyes and Take a Few Deep Breaths

Focus your attention on your breath. As you breathe in, notice the sensation of the air moving into your lungs. Feel the air go in through your nose, down through your chest, and into your belly. As you breathe out, notice the sensation of the air moving out of your lungs.

This should be rhythmic, effortless, and gentle. A good visual is to think of waves lapping on the shore as your breath moves in and out.

Watch Your Focus

When your mind wanders (and it will), return your focus to your breath and allow those words to live in a space. Remember that they are just thoughts and words, not material to your practice.

Time Yourself

Set a timer for your meditation. Start with five minutes and gradually increase your practice.

The key to successful meditation is consistency. The more you meditate, the better the results. So, find a time that works for you and make it part of your daily routine.

Meditation is powerful and can improve energy levels and help create space for peace and calmness in an otherwise chaotic world. However, finding a practice that works for you and being consistent with it is essential. By following these tips, you will be well on your way to improved energy levels.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

Have you noticed you run low on energy? What do you do to get your body energized? Do you practice meditation? How does it help you?

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The Author

Dr. Camilla Moore is a Lifestyle Medicine Chiropractor and a freelance medical and health writer. She is a self-published author and you can read her other articles at her blog, The Wellness Cabinet where she writes about exercise, fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness.

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