Breathe. Inhale, exhale, now release. Enjoy a moment of complete serenity, much more than a necessity in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives. Believe it or not, a moment of pure bliss can exist in this life of chaos — it’s called meditation AKA the best mental vacation. Here at HBFIT we believe that meditation can sometimes be a powerful medication. Not only does it reduce stress, improve concentration and increase happiness, it also slows down our body’s aging process (and who doesn’t want to look younger) and can help with weight loss. Meditating daily for as little as 20 minutes will truly transform your everyday mindset and ultimately change your outlook on life for the better. Here’s how: Stress Buster & Energizer Relaxation and meditation are the number one ways to relieve physical and mental stress. It aids in ridding all the tension that can add wrinkles or worry lines to your face essentially slowing down our body’s aging process. Meditation also serves as an energy booster, since concentrating on breathing improves blood circulation. The more you can maintain a steady level of circulation, the more you can redirect your body’s energy to getting through the day. Improve Concentration & Clarity Focus and concentration are essential to maintaining a productive lifestyle. Amazingly, meditation can help immensely in those exact areas. By taking the time to sit in “active stillness,” our mind has the opportunity to achieve an alert calmness. You’re creating space in your busy day to sit and think through things. This kind of ebb and flow of ideas is essential for a more composed thought process and reduced volatility. A couple regular meditation sessions are big boosts on your way to achieving a more centered, mindful you. To Infinity and Beyond Practicing self-reflection within meditation opens our eyes. It enables us to see what is truly important to us. The inner peace and happiness that can be gained from meditation translates into easier daily interactions, calmer decision-making, and a more comfortable routine — the kind of benefits that you'll feel in little (and big) ways every day. If you allow it to, this simple practice will transform your lifestyle and leave you wondering why you didn’t start doing it earlier!