Incorporating meditation into your lifestyle is a natural step to take in a wellness journey. As a health and wellness coach, I have seen firsthand how meditation has helped my clients expedite their way into a happier, healthier existence.
“Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it.”
– Sharon Salzberg
Practicing mindful meditation has multiple benefits, including:
- Lowering stress levels
- Reducing anxiety
- Managing chronic pain
- Improving attention
- Helping or preventing a depression relapse
- Letting go of negative feelings
- Decreasing the feeling of loneliness
- Increasing the gray matter in your brain
- Sleeping better
- Helping with weight-loss goals
Many individuals shy away from meditation because they feel intimated by it. Trust me, I used to be one of those people, but once I dipped my toes in, I realized that meditation is a non-judgmental and seamless practice. As a long-time practitioner, it has not only helped me manage my stress and emotions but brought a sense of calm and awareness to my everyday life. I believe so much in developing a meditation practice that I became a Certified Meditation Instructor through Chill Chicago’s intensive and immersive meditation training program.
A simple way to begin leaning into your own practice is by experimenting with meditation apps. Many now have free trial periods. My clients have seen amazing results with Calm, Headspace and Chill Anywhere (which has both recorded and live sessions).
If you are interested in starting a meditation practice, or furthering your current one, feel free to contact me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.