An easy way to boost your immune system is to pay attention to your vibration. Everything around us is vibrating. We are sensitive to what we see, smell, taste, touch and hear. All our five senses are activated all the time, perceiving the world around us.
Meditation is one of the best ways to change your vibration to health and happiness, especially these days where the media is continuously talking about illness, virus and death.
Most of the research from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) in the US, shows that committing to a daily practice improves the overall quality of life, and has long-term benefits for staying emotionally and physically healthy. Furthermore, studies show that meditation has similar effects to medications in treating depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems.
My first experience with meditation was 18 years ago when I was living alone in another country, and I was suffering from anxiety and stress. I felt utterly alone, couldn’t sleep much and had eating disorders. My friend, who was living in Indian told me to try meditation. I didn’t believe at all, but I was desperate to try anything to help me with my feelings.
The first month sitting for 15 minutes every day was challenging; my mind was like monkey thoughts, coming and going. I started to notice a few changes in my behaviour. After two months, I was calmer, not afraid to be alone, and my eating disorders were improving. I increased my meditation to 20 minutes and started to enjoy it, and today this is my morning routine; usually between 30 to 40 minutes, and it is a vital part of my life.
Meditation changed the way I deal with my day to day activities, and the results are much better peace of mind, no anxiety and most of all, no stress. My recommendation is to start with 15 minutes every day, and gradually you can increase.
A simple technique that worked for me is if you sit comfortably with shoulders relaxed, and place an intention and affirmation in your mind of what you like to change in your life. Use positive affirmations, for example, “I am healthy, I am loved, I prosper, I am happy”. Close your eyes and start to watch your breathing, don’t force it just accept the movement of air in and out of your nose.
When we are calm and peaceful, our body has time to repair and nourish. Meditation is an easy and efficient way to connect with your inner self; it’s free and available for us anytime.