Meditation, an exercise recommended for everyone, but especially those of us with hectic, stressful lifestyles, is defined as an engagement in contemplation, especially of a spiritual or devotional nature.
Our spirituality and meditation practices are the tools we have available to keep our mind as fit as we keep our bodies.
Our mind has varying levels of operation, known as brainwaves. As we pass through the different stages of our day, we enter various stages of brain wave activity.
When we don’t give adequate time for these processes, or we simply don’t get enough rest, our mind cannot maintain its state of fitness, just like our bodies aren’t capable of fitness if there is no chance to rest and replenish.
Modern alternative medicine and holistic healers believe in the power of the energy that flows through our bodies; this energy radiates from our mind as well.
Breathing techniques, music, aromas, and candle therapy are all ways we utilize the opportunities to reflect on our day, allow our mind to rest and replenish itself for further use.
The onset of many age-related mental disorders occurs because we haven’t taken the time to keep our mind youthful, and involved in new learning.
We must remember over the course of our daily routine, to make time to maintain mental fitness, as we strive to maintain physical fitness.
Often just the opportunity to listen to music will allow our mind the chance it needs to relax and regroup.