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Meditation Need Not Include Stretching or Bending

By Tom Herrin

People seek meditation for some good reasons.  It can give them an opportunity to put distractions out of their minds and focus on something that allows them to relax and get a reprieve from all the stressful things that hammer away at them.  For many, practicing meditation can allow them to rejuvenate the body and soul.  Some people are not really into the idea of classic meditation.  The good news for them is that there are other ways of doing things that may have similar effects as meditation in that they accomplish the same things.  Working with the hands to create somethig can do this.

Our Grandparents May Have Had The Right Idea

A lot of people may remember grandparents or great-grandparents working diligently with their hands to create something.  The thought of a woman knitting or quilting is something that may seem to be embedded in memory as a picture.  The thought of men working to make something by hand as well can be a pretty strong vision.  Contrary to what many may think, people working with their hands to create is not so mundane.  Crafting, as it is called, requires not only fine hand coordination but also mental concentration and sharpness.  The amount of concentration necessary for all this can get pretty involved.  When people participate in crafting, they may block out the many other distractions they must deal with on an everyday basis.  It can isolate people in their own world much the same as meditation.

The Other Benefits Are Not Bad

Not only are people able to develop some great skills, but they also may be able to deal with depression.  When people can clear their minds and busy their hands, they are often able to deal more effectively with depression.  The feeling of success that goes with creating something that others can appreciate can build confidence and provide enjoyment.  These things are natural components in a recipe for combating depression.

Everyone More Than Likely Has Untapped Talent

If you have a desire to try crafting, you are in luck.  There are many avenues for you to explore the variety of things available.  There are fairs, magazines, and stores that all feature a great variety of things that may be made.  All you have to do is choose something and think how you would like to personalize it.  Learning to create can be easy as a beginner.  Once you get involved and want to develop your skills, there are many ways to do that as well.  This could be your chance to try meditation without stretching anything.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sparks, Nev.


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