Meditation has been around for centuries, dating as far back as ancient Asia, and has been used as a technique to help one become more centered, grounded, and focused. However, if you ever tried to practice meditation, you have undoubtedly run into a minor issue: you couldn’t actually get your mind to shut off.
What am I making for dinner?
Did I pay the internet bill?
Do I have everything ready to go for tomorrow’s meeting at work?
These types of thoughts can plague our brains and make meditation nearly impossible. So how do we gain the benefits of meditation and achieve optimal awareness when we can’t get our brains to focus?
Our solution is by turning to nootropics.
Meditation: Origins and Benefits
Many historians have come to the consensus that meditation originated over 5,000 years ago in Eastern Asia. The first document practice was by the Vedas in ancient India around 1,500 BCE. The health benefits are obvious, otherwise, the practice wouldn’t have withstood the test of time.
One of the benefits is that it is an instrumental tool for combating anxiety and stress. It has also been found to help lower blood pressure, improve the brain’s mental processing ability, and enhance brain function and our overall mental well-being.
The goal of meditation is to achieve a better sense of self-awareness and enlightenment, to be more in touch with ourselves at our core, and to free ourselves from nagging thoughts and unwanted stimuli or emotions.
Tips for Meditation
Before you begin meditating, we have a few suggestions that we think could help really enhance the experience and allow you to fully unwind and focus.
1.) Turn Off Your Phone
Our phones cause enough distraction in our lives. Just like when you go into the movie theater, turn off your device before settling in for a relaxing meditation session. And yes, this also includes unpairing your smartwatch - getting notifications on that can serve as a huge distraction as well!
2.) Ambiance Matters
This may seem silly, but really setting the mood does matter. Make sure that you are in a quiet, calm space that is free of distractions or possible interruptions. Dim the lights, light a candle or two, clear away clutter and get settled. If you like, maybe even find some soft music, something instrumental, that can help you unwind.
3.) Stretch and Warm-up
Prior to starting your meditation session, a little warm-up can help increase blood circulation for relaxation. Start off by doing a few basic stretches, such as crossing your arms over your chest or touching your toes. Try out a few simple yoga poses as well to get your body moving before you settle down.
4.) Get Comfortable
When we’re uncomfortable, it’s all we tend to think about. The itchy tag on our t-shirt or the way our sock has slid halfway down our foot inside of our shoe. Yikes! Little things like this can make it extremely hard to focus. So before you sit down, make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing and have a yoga mat or cushion.
Nootropics and Meditation
One nootropics benefit includes its ability to aid in activating certain brain chemicals while also shielding the brain from stress and anxiety. Since this is also a goal of meditation, it is easy to see why these two go together like peanut butter and jelly.
At DRINK STACKS, our product is chock-full of all-natural vitamins, minerals, and herbs that are necessary for stimulating these specific brain chemicals.
This common amino acid has long proven its effectiveness in helping the brain achieve a calm state. As a matter of fact, it is found in green tea, which is often a home remedy for helping settle nerves. Overall, it can help promote a mindful state of relaxation while decreasing anxiety and reducing task-induced fatigue.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom
One of the biggest benefits of Lion’s Mane Mushroom is that it can activate the production of nerve growth. This production literally helps the brain rewire itself, and may prove to be helpful in speeding up the brain’s reaction to meditation while increasing plasticity.
Cortisol is a hormone that serves an important purpose, such as in tough ‘fight or flight’ scenarios. However, it can be a huge culprit that causes excess belly fat, especially when we are under day-to-day stress. PS, however, can help us to slow down the production of cortisol. In turn, it can be a great tool alongside meditation for enhancing our mental processes while simultaneously reducing stress.
Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract Powder
One herbal nootropic that may be able to help strengthen the brain against both long and short-term stress is Rhodiola Rosea. By maintaining acetylcholine, as well as other brain chemicals, it could be extremely useful in helping to ward away stressful thoughts and allow the mind to be totally open while practicing meditation.
Also, another added benefit of Rhodiola Rosea is that it provides many of the same nootropic benefits as caffeine, but without any of the added negative side effects, such a jitteriness.
Whether you are new to mediation, or you have tried meditation before in the past and didn’t have much success, we suggest harnessing the power of nootropics to help make the experience a better one. By increasing your focus and cutting back on stress, you will feel more equipped to really clear your mind and achieve a more concentrated sense of enlightenment.
Thanks to DRINK STACKS, taking nootropics has never been easier. Simply add a powdered packet to a bottle of water once a day, and you will be well on your way to feeling more focused, better energized, and overall healthier.
If you are apprehensive about getting started, don’t worry! Because we believe in our product, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. So what are you waiting for? Place your first order and begin reaping the benefits of nootropics today!