Updated: May 23, 2019
I’ve been meditating for more than 40 years now. It was a fringe activity when I started. In the late 1970’s I was viewed as a ‘weirdo’ for meditating. Now it is considered ‘normal’.“Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” ~ True Refuge (2013)
Along with regular physical exercise, meditation has been the most beneficial practice I do for myself to improve my wellbeing. I rekon it has saved me from many years of (likely) anxiety medication and ‘dis’ease’.
Although meditation has become popular, many people don’t realise the link between emotions, thoughts and fatigue and how meditation – even 5 minutes a day, can help. Thoughts and emotions are often the greatest contributors to fatigue – ‘too tired’. And this can be depressing. ‘Too tired’ comes from the daily accumulation of our negative emotional responses to everyday frustrations, irritations, worries and concerns. We are all busy – some days it can feel like ‘death by 1000 cuts’. And the millions of thoughts, feelings and impressions directly impact our energy levels – physically and emotionally.Think about it – we rarely get physically exhausted from excessive physical activity. It’s mostly the mental and emotional overload that knocks us flat.
Read through the meditation types in the Free Downloads section. Get inspired!
All meditation will positively impact your biology and your state of mind and your levels of tiredness/fatigue but it is often a matter of finding the styles you like best and knowing when they work best for you. Some meditation is best for ‘on the go’ and others for quiet still practice. Some are great when you are ‘fired up and cranky” and others are great for a quick reset and recharge. For the new meditator, knowing there are different types of meditation and their distinct benefit can be very beneficial.
ALL meditation changes your mind and body…. There is heaps of research on this so I’m not going into that bit – just google it!!!
FREE DOWNLOAD – a list of types of meditation and easy, free resources to help you explore. It is not academic – just a personal list with my comments as a guide to take you further.