8 Meditation Myths

Awaken and Breathe

Meditation has so many healing benefits which include boosting our immune system, lowering blood pressure, improving sleeping patterns and enhancing our focus and concentration. As meditation continues to empower and change people’s lives around the world however, there are a handful of myths that plague the peaceful practice:

You have to have a quiet mind. It’s a common misconception that to meditate ‘properly’ you have to clear your mind of all thought. Considering we can have over 50,000 thoughts per day, that doesn’t seem likely. It’s impossible to have no thoughts, but it is possible to ignore thoughts. We get to choose what we focus on and through meditation we learn how to quiet the mind, which in turn helps us get the most out of our meditation time.

Meditating is escapism. I don’t believe that there’s anything wrong with a little reprieve from our busy schedules, but meditation is not about running away. It’s…

View original post 467 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s