Meditation has been practised in many parts of the world for thousands of years. More recently there has been a growing body of medical research proving the many claims that have been made over centuries.
Of major concern to many people now is coping with stress. There is now evidence that 75% to 90% of health problems are caused by stress! Some of the primary symptoms of stress are:
- increased blood pressure,
- accelerated breathing,
- increased blood sugar,
- digestive issues,
- suppressed immune system.
Meditation directly addresses and reduces these symptoms. And that is just one benefit!
Increased well being, improved connection to self and others, improved focus, memory, learning and concentration, reduced pain, more balanced emotions, increased creativity, energy, productivity and greater proficiency in decision making are just some of the other benefits.
People are inclined to say that they can’t meditate because they don’t have time, or their minds are too busy, or its just “not something I do.”
And yet many highly successful and extremely people have meditated for years!
There are as many different ways of meditating as there are ways of exercising. It is simply a matter of committing to making this potentially life changing practice a part of your life. And then you can start experimenting with the many different forms until you find your favourites. You will quickly start noticing the benefits.
One study found that when people meditated for 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks reduced the area of the brain that governs stress and anxiety and increased the part that affects memory, focus and creativity. Yes, the very structure of the brain was changed!
Rupert Murdoch, Richard Branson, Alanis Morrissette, John Lennon, Tiger Woods, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Gere, Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Jackman, Russell Brand and Angelina Jolie all meditate.
Would you like to discuss what this powerful practice can do for you?