According to the American Medical Association, studies have shown that by having appropriate meditation methods and appropriate schedules have been better for your health than daily Exercise. Although, daily exercise and a proper diet are essential for a healthy way of life; it has been proven that sticking to a meditation regime has successfully helped with sustaining good health.

Where do you start?

Having proper motivation is a great way to start this process; just like daily exercise, motivation is the key to start and to continue the grind to a healthy life.

By getting a small journal and writing your schedule is an extremely easy way to go about things, or another simple way is to just hop onto your laptop and type out a meditation timetable, with dates, times and durations. By doing this, you are actively telling yourself that you are ready to begin this journey, and working towards a goal is the easiest way to progress.

Meditation techniques

The most important thing to realize is that you need to choose techniques that suit you and your lifestyle; especially methods and techniques that you enjoy, so relaxing won’t seem like a chore (if it ever seems like one..). Some of the easiest ways to relax and to distress are as follows:

  • A 20-minute yoga session
  • A slow paced walk
  • A slow paced jog
  • A 10-minute meditation session
  • Listening to your favorite music
  • Reading a book
  • A good restful sleep

Especially if you live a busy life and are always on the go, it is important to let go of stress and take time to relax, even if it is just reading for a few minutes before bed.

Distressing and letting all your worries surpass you is extremely important and vital for not only your physical health but for your mental health too. It is also important to recognize that sleeping is a part of this relaxation regime and should be taken as seriously as the other techniques. Getting roughly 8 hours of sleep each night is important to stimulate and regulate the brain; as well as making sure you wake up feeling refreshed.

But what about exercise?

Daily exercise is also important and generally, a gym is not needed to keep fit; which means that you can easily exercise in the comfort of your own home. Eating healthy is also important too as it helps you maintain the weight that you want to be, and successfully intertwines with the lifestyle that you want to live. Exercise isn’t everything though, and an important balance of exercise and meditation/Relaxation Techniques is the way to go to live a healthy and carefree life.