“Not for spiritual purposes but because it turns on hundreds of genes for healing” says a study done at Harvard University in 2008.
Meditation has been found to balance our brain’s alpha and theta waves, thus enhancing the synergy of our creative and logical cognitive faculties.
Those who meditate exhibit superior pain resistance to electric currents administered to the skin. Research also indicates that meditation can enhance sleep quality, mood, memory, blood pressure, mental alertness, migraines and headaches, posture and stress tolerance.
Sit quietly and focus your attention on watching your breath.
Every time your mind wanders or you get distracted, without judgement or criticism, bring your attention back to your breath.
Without impatience watch the activity of your mind without identifying with it.
Don’t try to stop it.
Like you would do in a movie theater, watch the endless mental activity knowing that you are not your thoughts, you are the one that watches the thoughts, you are the one having the thoughts.
You are pure awareness and presence. The more you identify with this part of yourself that can actually choose what to experience, the more you will be in control of your mind instead of being controlled by it.
This learning is critical for rebuilding your health..