Meditation is one of the most effective ways to balance your life. It can help reduce stress and anxiety and allow you to live in the moment. But, it is also like many other treatments that you may use in life in that one day it doesn’t work as well as it should.
It’s almost like your mind is building a tolerance to meditation and it is not as effective as it used to be. Stress is starting to build or you don’t feel that sense of calm you usually feel after a meditation session.
These are signs that you need to enhance your meditation. Of course, meditation on its own is not usually enough to solve your problems anyway. It always works best when you take a holistic approach to treating yourself.
In this article, I will go over some of the ways that you can get your meditation back on track and put yourself back on the healing path.
1 – Use CBD
CBD or cannabidiol oil is a great way to enhance your meditation as it does what your meditation also does. Which is to calm the nerves. It binds with endocannabinoid receptors and sends signals to the brain for a variety of things. For instance, CBD with GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) will help your cells avoid excitivity.
When you take some CBD oil it will allow the entire body to feel calm so you can more easily fall into a meditative state. It will help support relaxation so you can get more out of your meditation.
2 – Eat right
You are what you eat, they say, so when you are not eating foods that nourish your body, you are making it difficult to meditate. The two are tied together in ways that you might not realize.
Digestion takes a lot of energy and if you are having trouble digesting your foods, then your meditation is going to suffer.
Go for lighter foods that are nutrient dense and are easy to digest. This will keep you feeling light and won’t drain your energy. Eating lots of vegetables that are cooked and treated simply is a good way to fill your stomach and not experience that sluggish feeling.
Avoid fried foods, or, even worse, processed foods with lots of preservatives. These foods are going to stick with you for a while after eating and will dramatically reduce the effects of your meditation.
3 – Practice your breathing
One of the fundamentals of meditation is proper breathing technique. Often, you are only using this technique when you are meditating. Instead, try to incorporate this breathing during the course of your normal daily routine. This will help keep you in the present and allow you to slip into your meditative routine much easier when you start your session. Since you are already halfway there when you aren’t meditating since you are doing your breathing routine, it makes sense that you will more easily find that sweet spot of your meditative state.