Besides exercise and nutrition, what is good for your heart? Meditation and love. Focus on both through the ancient Buddhist practice of “metta” meditation. Meditation is a widespread wellness practice that can help one cope with insomnia, depression, anxiety, stress, and even physical pain from chronic conditions.
Metta meditation focuses on unconditional love. The practice of metta helps one expand their feelings of compassion and empathy, wishing all beings to be free from pain and suffering. Also known as “loving kindness,” and “compassion meditation,” metta is practiced by breathing in “suffering” and out “happiness.”
This Valentine’s Day take some time to love yourself and love others and simultaneously enjoy the health benefits that will accompany your meditation.