You do not need to be a pro to meditate and you definitely don’t need to be a pro to reap the benefits of meditation. Anyone can learn how to meditate, you just have to start. I personally think that meditation is highly misunderstood. Think of meditation as another form of exercise, especially since the brain functions like a muscle and gets stronger with practice. When we workout we start slowly, training our muscles to become stronger and build endurance. Science shows that the brain functions in a similar fashion. When you use a particular part of your brain more blood is pumped to that area to provide energy, as with muscles the more you use your brain the better it works, you just have to practice often and use good strategies like meditation.

All you have to do is find a comfortable seat, in a room or space that is preferably free from distraction and come into the practice with the intention to be in the present moment. Yoga is the here and now and that’s the synthesis of meditation as well. Meditation is about committing to this moment in time, free from distraction and having a willingness to sit with yourself, to be in yourself without any judgement. Noticing feelings as they come and go, acknowledging these feelings and then letting them pass. We are literally learning how to train the brain how to focus our attention and what to focus our attention on, to build mindfulness. Having control over our mind is an essential life tool and it’s impact on improving our lives is immense.

How Can Meditation Help?

It has been scientifically proven that meditation physically changes your brain![x]

On A Physical Level

  • Manage symptoms of a severe illness
  • Boost Immune System
  • Slows Aging Process
  • Less Fatigue
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Decrease in Body Aches and Pains
  • Improves Lung Function
  • Good for Cardiovascular Health
  • Healthier Inflammatory Response

On A Mental Level

  • Reduce Negative Emotions/Higher Level of Optimism
  • Better Clarity
  • Peace of Mind
  • More Focus, Drive and Level of Attention
  • Improve Mood
  • Improves Overall State of Well-Being
    • Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Depression
    • Boost Self-Esteem
    • Resilience Against Pain

Sharp As A Tack

  • Improves Concentration
  • Improves Decision Making Skills
  • Builds Defense Against Distractions
  • Better Problem Solving Abilities
  • Increase In Memory Retention
  • Manage Attention Deficit Disorder


  • Encourages a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Increases Overall Happiness
  • Better Relationships with the People in Your Life
    • Better Communication
    • Less Judgemental
    • Learn how to Manage your Reactions
    • Empathy
    • Less Fear
    • Become Emotionally resilient

The benefits of meditation don’t end when you open your eyes and take your place back into the world. The effects follow you into your day and if you have a regular practice, into your life and the lives of those around you.