Suzy Stratner says she got introduced to meditation at work. Her first experience involved a guided meditation session with colleagues that lasted for about 10 minutes. After it was over, Suzy recalled feeling like she was just pampered at a spa.
The feeling of peacefulness and relaxation made Suzy Stratner wonder, what is meditation and why is it so calming. It also made her inquire if there were additional benefits to this holistic procedure on her health. What Ms. Stratner found out was that meditation is simply observing and focusing on your breath in its most basic form.
While it may seem simple and easy to do, meditation has a huge amount of benefits. For example, Suzy Stratner discovered that meditating can actually impact your behavior for the better. It can even change your brain composition and help regulate mood, which is an excellent tool for people who are moody or who suffer from mood swings.
There are also physical benefits to meditation. They include reducing inflammation, especially in the brain. The reduced inflammation can help with headaches and also reduces the risk of disease such as cancer and other chronic illnesses. Meditation can also help with with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, fear and the inability to sleep or insomnia. One can say that meditation is a wonder treatment. Stratner reports that helping people mediate through private sessions or group sessions is now a billion dollar plus business.
By just practicing meditation for about 5 minutes a day, Suzy Stratner noticed that she has become much more calmer. When she talks she is much more clear and to the point. Another benefit that Stratner has gotten from meditation is that she is now focused on the present and is not overly worrying about what to do next. Stressful situations such as traffic jams also do not faze her anymore.