Meditation for focus, rejuvenation and relaxation, as “successfull” people do.

Good afternoon Medit8ors!

Just a quick bit of inspiration for your hump day. Meditation is a great way to improve your focus, give yourself some rejuvenation and relaxation for what ever life throws at you. At medit8 we believe meditation is a key tool to success, in what ever form it takes for you. Hence, today we have looked at some “successful” peoples thoughts on meditation.

Russell Simmons, entrepreneur and founder of Def Jam records, meditates daily and promotes the practice, saying it is a great way to focus and ‘Gets you past success and failure’. There is some famous footage of NBA basketball player Lebron James meditating to refocus in a timeout during the 2012 playoffs. R & B artist Miguel has stated that meditation helps him balance his hectic lifestyle.

Model and actress, Nicole Trunfio says that ‘Through meditation I experience a more beautiful day-to-day relationship with my inner-self.’  Oprah recently finished and promoted a 21 day meditation program with Deepak Chopra. Nicole Kidman has recently highlighted meditation as a practice she has used to chill out since her early 20s. Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, has stated that yoga and meditation are her ‘joy triggers’ in life.

A quick (only under 5 minutes) masculine and fitness outlook on meditation can be found through YouTube celebrity Elliot Hulse

All of these “successful” people have managed to get some help through their practice. Whether it be success through a break from a hectic lifestyle, a refocusing or rejuvenation tool or all three. Medit8 hopes you can gain a similar effect through a meditation practice.

A peaceful day to everyone!




Welcome 2 Medit8!

Welcome to Medit8!

Medit8 is a social media campaign with the goal of encouraging university students to meditate. There are many proven benefits attached to the practice of meditation. Medit8 wants to encourage university students to meditate as a preventative tool against anxiety and depression disorders. With this in mind, the first blog is a review of two newspaper articles that introduce and give pointers on meditation. The two article are, The ABC’s, Meditation: how to do it and The Sydney Morning Heralds, a beginner’s guide to meditation.

Both articles are from 25 October, 2013 and would be useful to medit8ors. The SMH article dispels some commonly held beliefs about meditation, specifically, that it is an anti-technology practice. Furthermore, it highlights Headspace and Mindfulness Bell App mobile phone apps for meditating. It also gives helpful pointers to calm yourself, which are quite meditative practices in their own right, and recommend guided meditations via compact disc. Meditation: how to do it, answers some commonly asked questions about meditation. It is a bit more formative in its approach to the practice, but makes the very important point that a regular practice of five minutes twice a day is enough to help people reduce stress and improve their ability to focus on tasks.

Both articles are very insightful and Medit8 enjoyed them. With the highlighted points in mind here is a guided meditation designed to help you sleep.  Particularly, great to unwind with during the busy times of semester.

Have a peaceful week medit8ors.

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