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Learn to How to Meditate in Your Apartment near The Villages, FL

PepperTree Apartment Homes are well appointed and luxurious, with professionally selected color schemes in relaxing and soothing hues such as taupe, grey, or beige. So our apartments make for an excellent place for our residents to unwind and relax from potential stressors in the outside world. To get even more relaxed, some people enjoy the practice of meditation.

Researchers at Harvard University recently conducted a study on the effects and benefits of meditation. They found that not only does meditation help to promote a sense of peacefulness and relaxation, but it also actually improves cognitive brain function.

The purpose of meditation is to quiet the mind, so you should turn off the television, radio, and anything else that might distract you. Sit in a position that is comfortable for you. Many people sit cross legged on a cushion on the ground, but if you prefer a chair that is fine. Rest your hands on your knees and close your eyes.

Focus on your breathing while continuing to breathe normally. A common trick people use is to visualize their breath as a lotus flower in their chest that blossoms with each breath they take in, and closes back up as they let the breath out. Try not to think of anything else, although this may be difficult for beginners. If your mind starts to wander, just go back to focusing on your breath.

Another technique used during meditation is chanting a mantra that helps to focus the mind. The most popular chant is simply the word “Om” but you can use English words as well. It can be anything that might be meaningful and relaxing to you. The more you practice meditation in your apartment near The Villages, FL, the easier it will be to clear your mind.

To find out more about living in the luxurious and relaxing PepperTree Apartment Homes, contact us today.