Take a Brain Break. Meditate.
In today’s hyper-connected, fast-paced environment, the challenge more than ever is to have the discipline to slow down. Modern-day technology also inundates your life with distractions that draw your focus outward. It’s possible to mask chronic stress and other unhealthy psychological states, but society has begun to recognize the need for a counter movement.
Taking a “brain break”—relearning how to slow down and go inward—has become increasingly popular. That may be due, in part, to recognized meditation benefits for the brain.
Meditating is a great way to ease the frantic state of mind many find themselves in. Meditation has gained traction in recent years. One study shows regular meditation by adults tripled from 2012–present. The growing literature on the benefits of meditation is expansive and promising.
Meditation benefits for the brain are abundant. Meditating strengthens neural connections and can literally change the configuration of these networks. With regular practice, you can cultivate a more resilient neurobiology that, just to name a few:
- Contributes to a greater sense of well-being
- Helps to maintain brain health as you age
- Aids in alleviating mental stress
- Promotes healthy, sustained focus
And with practice, meditation can also help you develop empathy and be more compassionate.
If you’re new to meditation, don’t worry. At SOL SPA, our virtually instructed Hot Chakra meditation sessions inside the sauna, will guide you through the experience. We also have zero gravity massage rooms available any time, day or night. So, why not enjoy a quick self meditation session while enjoying your massage?
The practice of cultivating mindfulness through meditation can be achieved in many ways. Put simply, it’s being aware of where you place your conscious attention. As you practice this inward dive with nonjudgmental attention, you’ll be able to access an inner peace that already exists within you.
Anyone can start a mindful practice of meditation to find a new level of calm. It’s all about the discipline of sitting down and going inward.
Sound amazing? At SOL SPA, the World’s First 24 Hour Day Spa, we offer a 10 minute Hot Chakra meditation session after every Hot Detox Yoga session inside of our infrared saunas. These sessions are available to members 24 hours a day, so any time you need a “brain break,” we’ve got you covered.
Written By: Paige Stuart, VP of Spa Operations