Why Meditation Is Just Like Solving A Rubik's Cube (Video)

A few years ago, as a personal challenge, I taught myself how to solve a Rubik's Cube. While observing the process from the point of view of a meditation teacher, I had an epiphany: the standard algorithm for solving the cube is eerily similar to the way meditation works to help eliminate stress-induced imbalances from the body.

First, we have to understand that the foundation for balance in the body is rest. Quality rest can override the fight-or-flight response system and restore the body back to equilibrium. With consistency and practice, meditation has a long-standing reputation for leaving the human nervous system less stressed and more rested. By far, the most common benefit my students report after meditation is better sleep.

According to research, most people are severely sleep deprived. This may be the culprit for other long-term health imbalances such as weight gain, high blood pressure and even low sex drive. Many of my meditation students also experience a reduction in anxiety, a decrease in allergies and of course, an increase in overall happiness. And just like a Rubik's Cube, that's when it all starts to come together ...

To a skeptic, the many benefits of meditation may sound too good to be true. But as anyone with a daily meditation practice knows, meditation has dramatic effects on the mind, body and spirit.

I got so excited by discovering this correlation between solving the Rubik’s Cube and meditation, that I made this short video to illustrate exactly how it works. Watch it to see what I mean, and please let me know about any health changes you've experienced as a result of meditation in the comments below.

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Light Watkins

Meditation Teacher & Founder of The Shine
Light Watkins is a Santa Monica–based Vedic Meditation teacher, mindbodygreen class instructor, a TEDx speaker, and author of The Inner Gym, and Bliss More, How to Succeed in Meditation Without Really Trying. He grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, graduated Howard University with a Bachelors degree in communications, and is based out of Venice, CA. Light recognized his passion for teaching meditation after meeting his Guru in 2002. Following years of daily meditation, Vedic studies, and apprenticeship, Light traveled to India to be trained in the ancient ways of teaching meditation. Afterwards, he dedicated himself to transforming people from all walks of life into self-sufficient meditators. Light’s students have used meditation to whip PTSD, hypertension, sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression, and even cancer. To date, Light has personally taught over a thousand people to meditate, having yet to meet someone he couldn’t teach.Visit his website at LightWatkins.com to learn more.
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