World Meditation Day
It’s World Meditation Day on the 21st of May - so what better time is there to take meditation off your “I should try that someday…” list and finally get your zen on! It’s a day that serves as a gentle reminder that if you’re looking for less stress and calmer, meditation is an option.
Sure, in our busy lives, it can seem almost impossible to find some time for stillness and serenity - but science continues to find more and more reasons to encourage us to actually make time for this calming practice (think: increased awareness, better mood, increased productivity and super skin).
What is Meditation?
Many people are often intimidated by the word meditation; they see it as this scary and esoteric practice reserved just for spiritual monks. But in reality, it’s simply a tool to help increase awareness and gain a healthy sense of perspective, while also dialing down those cortisol levels. You’re not switching off your thoughts or feelings, it’s the practice of learning to observe your thoughts without any judgement, no matter how stress-inducing they may feel. Simply put, meditation means tuning in and being present.
Take a moment and reboot
The process of meditating is pretty simple and straightforward: all you have to do is sit and breathe. We’ve outlined a few simple steps that you can take to ease yourself into meditation today.
Use these supplements to ease you into meditation
To help overcome the effects of any stress, you could also include a Black Maca Root supplement, as it’s considered to protect against stress and fatigue.
We also recommend taking a magnesium supplement, a vital mineral, to help relax the body throughout your meditation session.
Riya Lakhani ANutr is a registered nutritionist and health writer with a special interest in plant-based nutrition. She has completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, and has developed a passion for writing about all things plant-based.