Valentine’s Day is a time for romance, love, hope, and expectation. Humans have an almost universal need to love and be loved, and relationships bring great happiness to our lives. Conversely, the heartbreak associated with the end of relationships is one of the great sources of sorrow for many people.

You need to give your relationships the very best chance of success, and meditation, deep relaxation and listening to your intuition are the keys to doing this.

Couples who meditate together, stay together

A study conducted by the Max Planck Institute in Germany found that having people meditate together increased feelings of closeness and increased their willingness to self-disclose with partners over time. In essence, the practice of communal meditation created feelings of closeness, empathy and openness.

“Because meditation generates a global mindfulness in all areas of life, it becomes a critical tool to maintain the health, well-being, and vitality of a relationship. When marriages fall apart, it is often due to negligence and carelessness. Anything that can amp up mindfulness, such as meditation, keeps a relationship healthy and responsive,” –  Dr. Ramani Durvasula, licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology.

One of the key benefits of using a meditation program like Synctuition is the reduction of stress, which is often the main reason behind friction in relationships. We’ve all experienced the heightened levels of irritability associated with stress, especially prolonged stress. When you spend just 25 minutes a day in a deeply relaxed state your cortisol (the hormone produced by stress) levels will drop and you will become less irritable, more accepting and more empathetic.

Learning to connect with your true self and recognize your needs will also help you become more attuned to the needs of your partner. 

Making meditation a habit

The biggest thing standing in many people’s way when it comes to meditation is time. Our lives are increasingly hectic and frantic, and traditionally people were advised to spend at least an hour a day meditating. This is all fine and good if you have the time or the place to do so, but that doesn’t always hold. The real benefits of mindfulness come from the deep gamma brain waves that occur when meditating. Synctuition is the first (and so far only) meditation system that incorporates the gamma wave in its sound, meaning that you can experience the full benefits of meditation in just 25 minutes and without special training.

It is also suggested that you make listening to a sound journey part of your evening routine, which makes it much easier to find the time every day. You can also read our article: Intuition: The secret to great sex, to check out how meditation and Synctuition, in particular, will improve the physical aspects of your romantic life.

Empathy – The secret to a lasting relationship

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”-Dalai Lama

Neuroscientific researchers from Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY have discovered that, when a brain is scanned during meditation, the “empathy” area of the brain (anterior insular cortex) lights up significantly.

Many other studies have also proven the connection between meditation and empathy. When we have empathy, we care about another person’s feelings and emotions, and we are able to see things from their point of view, often leading to us adapting our own behaviour.

So it stands to reason that improving your empathic ability will improve your relationship and therefore your romance, as you will remove one of the great points of friction. Empathy will also help you to understand, anticipate and satisfy your partner’s sexual needs. 

There’s no better time than now

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to start fresh, no matter how old your relationship is. We suggest you sign up both yourself and your partner to our free trial and listen to the first track of Synctuition today before you go to bed. 

Enjoy the romance.