07 Feb How Meditation Can Aid Recovery
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Anand Vora drafted an engaging blog post about how mindfulness and meditation can aid patients in recovery, noting Guided Meditation VR as a useful resource.
Per Dr. Vora:
Mindfulness — anchoring yourself to a given present moment — is a form of meditation. As Wee Peng Ho writes at The Conscious Life, you are meditating “when you are focused on your breathing, yet fully aware of the random thoughts in your mind and not distracted by them.”
With just a little dedicated practice, anyone can find that kind of mental awareness. Everyday Mindfulness write that while the practice can be a little alien to those who’ve never tried it before, “it is normal; it is not something special, limited to Buddhists, mystics, academics or psychologists.”
…Because breath is something that’s always with us in each moment, it is a useful way to anchor ourselves to the present. This is why so many people begin meditation by focusing on their own breathing.
The exotic locations in Guided Meditation VR automatically soothe and relax, and can be helpful for those of us who have trouble conjuring up images of tranquility, solitude and beauty.
Many thanks to Dr. Vora for sharing our experience with visitors to his site. You can read his entire blog post here.