Stress and Meditation
To Calm Tension
Caring health professionals will urge their patients to find new ways in controlling their stress and meditation is a valid solution for many who suffer from it.
Without a doubt, chronic stress affects your overall health, your relationships, your quality of life… EVERYTHING!
Nerves become frazzled and oftentimes we fail to use our better judgment and self-control. Negative emotions like resentment, intolerance, impatience, anger, and anxiety can take over.
We also tend to rely on all the wrong things such as food addictions, cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs to remedy that inner turmoil…
Instead, why not consider the calming effects of meditation?
People who regularly meditate learn it’s possible to live untroubled by all the negativity that builds up from daily stress… and meditation is free, safe, and so easy to do.
Stress and Meditation Excercise
As a relaxation technique, meditation is essentially a restorative exercise for the mind. It can be anything you do with prolonged focused attention. Yet, being in a meditative state is something that happens…
Deep meditation is an altered state of conscious awareness that quiets the mind and gives rest to the body while still allowing you to focus entirely in the ‘present moment’ without a barrage of outside distractions.
It is this tranquility of just ‘being’ that is both psychologically and physically therapeutic and what distinguishes
types of meditation
from relaxation, physical rest or sleep.
Taking A Holistic Approach In Medicine
Clinical studies on stress and meditation show:
- Oxygen is used more efficiently
- Lowered levels of cortisol hormone and lactate
- Increased attention span and concentration
- Improved immune function
- Deep relaxation
- Increase in alpha brain waves
- A greater sense of well-being and optimism
Dr. Herbert Benson of the Benson-Henry Institute For Mind/Body Medicine in Boston, who talks of the
and developed the
Meditation Relaxation Technique,
says being in a meditative state favorably changes metabolism, heart rate and respiration, blood pressure and brain chemistry.
Meditation has been used in hospital cases of chronic or terminal illness to reduce complications associated with increased stress and compromised immune systems.
It’s fast becoming a safe and accepted alternative therapy in mainstream healthcare.
Health Benefits Of Meditation For Stress:
Most doctors recognize the devastating signs of stress, and meditation is often recommended as a valid complement to more traditional therapies.
Because meditation for stress relief works so well, it can help prevent a chronic stress symptom from developing into a major stress related illness.
DID YOU KNOW... that just about every illness is stress-related?
This may explain why meditation and stress relaxation techniques may help relieve:
- Stress, anxiety, panic and mild depression
- Muscle tension
- Skin disorders
- Chronic pain
- High blood pressure
- Respiratory problems, emphysema and asthma
- Insomnia and sleep disturbances
- Gastrointestinal upsets
- High cholesterol
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Premenstrual syndrome
… And more
Daily Meditation For Stress Management
People are constantly over-stimulated in their daily lives—visually, mentally, emotionally and physically.
And sooner or later it catches up with you causing serious health issues.
To help keep yourself OUT of that very costly healthcare system, it’s vital that you exercise some preventative self-care!
There are numerous ways to manage stress, and meditation can offer many reliable forms.
With a little patience and 10-20 minutes, 1–2x a day, you can gain a wonderful sense of inner peace and contentment. By actually slowing down, the time you spend meditating will eventually create hours. You will become more relaxed, more focused, and feel much more energized to get more done as a result.
We need to build a better reliance toward natural stress reducers.
Growing evidence show that meditating can make people healthier and happier.
It may even increase lifespan.
A lot can be said about ways to deal with stress, and meditation for some can be a lifesaver.
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