Keeping it cool these days can be a very demanding task. Balancing a busy work life, a hectic family environment and a tight social calendar can be difficult, stressful and eventually it will turn you into a nervous wreck, causing unnecessary damage to your health.
But men’s health guru and vasectomy reversal specialist from Manhattan Dr. Harry Fisch knows that staying healthy is a lot more than dropping by his office every now and then. Living a healthy life is a matter of attitude, discipline and commitment to a balanced lifestyle.
Meditation is a great tool to keep your ease , relax and be more conscious and self-aware. A fifteen-minute break for meditating every day can help you go a long way in the fight against stress and allow you to keep going with your life without excess emotional and mental weight.
If you don’t know how to meditate, these tips will help you get started
If you don’t know how to meditate, these tips will help you get started.
Meditation in 10 easy steps
- Find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted.
- Put away all your electronic devices and turn of your phone.
- Put on your comfiest clothes and set an alarm for 15 minutes, with a gentle alert sound.
- Sit on a stable but comfortable cushion on the floor or use a yoga mat if you have one.
- Sit upright but not tense, allowing your spine to curve naturally.
- Let your hands rest on the tops of your thighs, and let your head fall slightly forwards.
- Shut your eyes and allow your mind to calm by breathing and keeping your focus on your posture.
- Become fully-aware of your five senses. Try to perceive the feeling of inhabiting your body, all the way to your fingers and toes.
- Focus on your breath as it flows in and out, noticing even the pauses between breaths.
- When your thoughts wander, return them to your breath and awareness of the present moment.
Remember to stay mindful and raise your level of awareness about the body you inhabit from head to toe. Being more self-aware is also a great way to detect health issues before they become more serious.
Meditating regularly will help you cope with excessive amounts of stress, keeping you relaxed, healthier and happier.