Welcome to the Gratitude Meditation
Sit in a comfortable meditation posture, either on a chair or cross-legged, making sure that the back is nice and upright
Caution: Do not listen to the recording while driving!
How Does Gratitude Meditation Work?
If you’re feeling anxious and have tension inside and notice that it’s building up then gratitude meditation helps you to connect to the things in your life that you are grateful for. This in turn helps you to relax and become calmer.
Gratitude changes your neural connections within your brain in the area of your feel good, so that you’re actually more likely to feel relaxed. It’s especially potent in if you practice it on a regular basis.
When you practice gratitude you are reducing the levels of your stress hormones in your body. As soon as you have less of those stress hormones, you actually can calm down and as a result feel less anxious.
Additionally, gratitude increase the levels of the fee good neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Both of them help you to feel happier and calmer.
If you practice gratitude regularly, it also changes the cognitive function in your brain. It allows you to become more likely to notice things and events that you are grateful for. And then you have the snowball effect that it changes how you think and how your brain works.
I hope all these positive points convince you to practice gratitude on a regular basis.