Healthy Living: Meditation
Your Health and Why Meditate?
When I was younger ( a lot younger) I had chronic sleep problems. My parents tried many things to help me, but one of the best tools that helped was eventually learning how to meditate. Since then, some 40 years later, I still benefit, and help others get support through this simple technique. Some of the “good” that comes from this deep state of relaxation is a more tranquil mind. What happens during meditation is that you focus your attention and help to eliminate many of those jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. Documentation says meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation helps get you through your day more calmly and can even improve certain medical conditions. When you meditate, much of the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress, becomes less. Here are some of the benefits that have been documented; increasing self-awareness, focusing on the present, reducing negative emotions and building skills to manage your stress. Meditation might also be useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress. Some research suggests that meditation may help such conditions as: allergies anxiety disorders, asthma, binge eating, cancer, chronic pain, depression, fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure sleep problems. Call Z’s in Stanwood for more info on classes, 360-629-5040.