Meditation is the practice of training your awareness to achieve mental clarity and emotional calmness. Modern research suggests that meditation helps to improve stress, anxiety, and depression, along with many other benefits. One study done at the University of British Columbia found that the anterior cingulate cortex (associated with controlling impulses and maintaining attention) of those that practiced regular meditation had thicker tissue in the regions responsible for body awareness, enhanced focus, stress management, and attention, and the amygdala (responsible for processing sadness, anxiety, and a myriad of negative emotions) was found to shrink in size.
Take some time today for yourself, to root into your core, into your own life, and find balance, presence, grounding, and connection. Take some time to just breathe and find the space to let yourself be. It's okay to take a little time for yourself right now. It's okay to say “time-out” in your life and step away for a few minutes while you recenter yourself.
Sit in a comfortable position close your eyes, and listen.
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