If You Have Never Tried Yoga Meditation Before, You Are Missing Out!

For multiple centuries now, both yoga and meditation have been instrumental ways of helping people relieve their levels of stress and anxiety, and the two practices have become increasingly popular in Western cultures. Many health clubs, gyms, and even companies are starting to hold yoga and meditation sessions for people to participate in. Yoga and meditation share many similarities. So it is no wonder that these two relaxation techniques have been combined into what is called yoga meditation.

Yoga meditation not only helps you to alleviate the amount of stress and anxiety that you have in your life, but it also helps you to concentrate better and experience heightened levels of creativity. Contrary to what you may have previously thought about yoga, however, it is not simply about performing various pretzel-like poses.

Yoga mediation also entails breathing control techniques (breath awareness is a huge component of successful meditation), physical postures, and training your mind to live in the present moment (aka mindfulness). Yoga meditation also involves a lot of self-discipline, because really, you should be performing it on a daily basis for at least 10 to 15 minutes at a time in order to get the best results.

Most people who practice yoga meditation assert that it is the most effective method that they have tried to abate their stress levels.

The reason for this is because through the practice of yoga meditation it is as though your mind and body are becoming as one. Furthermore, you are relinquishing your regrets about the past along with your worries about the future and are instead adopting the mentality that you are only going to allow your thoughts to exist in the here and now.

Some of the other benefits of yoga meditation include getting better sleep, reducing your cortisol levels (which can lead to weight gain), improving medical conditions, such as lowered blood pressure and an increased immune system, and providing you with relief from allergy and asthma symptoms. This list of benefits is by no means exhaustive. You can also expect to achieve a heightened sense of self-awareness along with a greater connection to your subconscious, which can enable you to make more sound decisions and think more clearly.

Yoga meditation is a wonderful practice that I would encourage everyone to try at least once. There are numerous places that hold lessons and classes, so you shouldn’t have any trouble scouting out a location to start practicing yoga meditation. Plus, you can always do it on your own too. You can find instructional DVDs and MP3s very easily online.

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best Meditation.com, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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