The Power Of Meditation
Oxygen Magazine Australia|Issue 94

You exercise your body, but what about your mind? Check out the range of benefits meditating can have on your body and your brain.

Jill Schildhouse

Your body is a temple and you treat it as such — fuelling it with nutrition, keeping it strong and agile with exercise, and nurturing it with rest and serenity when it’s time to recharge. But what are you doing to reduce stress, enhance focus, or deal with emotional issues like depression and pain? Meditation can do that and more.

“Many people think meditation is a practice used solely to still the mind,” says Joey Klein, martial arts champion, personal development expert and author of The Inner Matrix: A Guide to Transforming Your Life and Awakening Your Spirit (Balboa Press, 2014). “A better way to think of it is as exercise for the mind, body, emotions and nervous system. My philosophy of meditation is more akin to the way I think of diet and exercise — it’s a training system to optimise mind, emotion and body.”

Many Meditation Methods

Just as not all CrossFit or yoga classes are the same, not all meditation practices are equal. In fact, there are many types of meditation that offer different benefits. The key is to pick the form of meditation that creates the results you seek.

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