The purpose of meditation is to relax, de-stress, achieve clarity, find solutions and get a fresh perspective. It simply slows down the endless flow of thoughts, gently bringing your mind under control, so you can choose what thoughts you give attention to. Our minds are habitual. It takes time and practice to change habitual ways of thinking.
Regular meditation trains us to have control over our thinking and enables us to eliminate the chatter of thought that typically leads us into negative thinking. The aim is to slow the mind, stop the chatter and experience peace. Incorporating meditation into our lives teaches our minds to be focused and calm. It trains the mind to turn away from negative thoughts towards positive, uplifting thoughts. It is about directing your mind to experience peace.
Meditation is an umbrella term for the many ways to a relaxed state of mind.There are many methods to achieve this. All share the same goal of achieving inner peace. Everyone has different learning styles. A meditation teacher is able to identify which meditation style will be most beneficial and enjoyable for the individual to learn as there are many meditation practices to choose from.
You can make meditation as formal or informal as you like, suiting your lifestyle or situation. You can simply build meditation into your daily routine.
The key to maximum benefits is making it a daily practice. Start with investing in 10 - 20 minutes each day and gradually allow yourself more time to enjoy the relaxing experience.
In meditation the body takes what it needs at he time, so don't be pressured by time. Free yourself from responsibilities, tasks or concerns for this time.
The role of meditation in the treatment and prevention of disease is recognized by the Australian Medical Association as well as The Royal College of General Practitioners. The application of Meditation as a healing tool for both psychological and physiological conditions is infinite.
Medical research has proven that meditation lowers the heart rate and reduces blood pressure.You use oxygen more efficiently and you sweat less. Your adrenal glands produce less Cortisol (this hormone is linked to obesity and weight gain). Meditation improves physical, mental and emotional health.
The connection between mental calm and physical wellness has been established through clinical research. When we eliminate the amount of stress in our lives we begin to experience better health and happiness.
Stress causes enormous strain on our immune system and makes us vulnerable to disease and infection. Clinical research shows that 80% of disease is stress related. Prolonged periods of stress ruins relationships, causes accidents, makes us sicks, leads to chronic health issues and unhappiness. It also enhances pain, suffering and discomfort.
When practiced regularly meditation calms the mind, promotes happiness, improves physical health and helps prevent disease.
Meditation is a great way to manage stress and is much more effective at reducing mental and physical stress than general relaxation techniques.
Deep relaxation, through meditation raises the serotonin levels and growth hormones that repair tissues and cells. In turn these lower heart rate, increase immunity and help the body rejuvenate.During meditation the body produces high levels of endorphins. These hormones play an important part in our immune system, protecting the body against foreign organisms at a cellular level. It can reverse the stress response thereby shielding you from the effects of chronic stress.
Meditation affects the body in exactly the opposite way that stress does. It restores the body to a calm state, helping the body repair itself and preventing new damage due to physical effects of stress. Your body and mind ages at a slower rate as all your major body systems are able to function effectively. Your mind also clears and your creativity increases.
Research shows that people who meditate regularly find it easier to give up life damaging habits like smoking, drinking, gambling, over-eating and drugs. The use of meditation to assist with reducing stress in patients with medical conditions that are worsened by stress is supported by scientific research.
Whenever you practice meditation you will recognize benefits on some level. The size of the benefits will be in direct proportion to the amount of time and regularity of your meditation practice. If you practice meditation for at least 20 minutes every day, you will discover life changing benefits on many levels.
With regular practice you will experience relaxation, increased awareness, mental focus and a sense of peace through developing a calmer mind and positive mindset.
Discover what meditation can do for you. Say goodbye to stress. Allow happiness to begin by developing a calm mind and positive outlook through meditation.
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I am a Registered Inner Voyage Holistic Human Development Practitioner, with a IVHHD Diploma in Holistic Counselling and Meditation Therapy.I have post graduate qualifications in Meditation for Depression and Anxiety, Chronic pain and Healing, Weight Management, Meditations for Children and Autonomic Nervous System Reprogramming Therapy.
There are various treatments for depression and anxiety. You can seek medical advise and speak to a doctor. You can use complimentary therapies. They are beneficial alone or in conjunction with medical treatment. The exact cause of depression is unknown. One theory suggests depression is triggered by certain stressful events such as trauma, death of a loved one, financial loss, divorce, menopause etc. Clinical research shows that meditation is effective in relieving depression. Meditation assists with relaxation and positive mental focus. Holistic Counseling assists with learning new coping techniques and tools for managing stress. If you are depressed please seek help and speak to a professional.
Recent studies shows that 95% of weight problems have an emotional issue. High levels of Cortisol are released during stress and contribute to obesity. Stress causes weight gain and weight gain causes stress. Without developing an effective stress management routine, no amount of diet and exercise will assist in achieving a healthy body and mind over a long term. A professional Meditation and Holistic Counselor can teach you how to break the cycle and achieve an ideal weight along with a happier life.
Provides skills and tools to better cope with the current situation and manage the fear associated. In many instances will significantly reduce suffering. Developing a new mindset to gain control over thought processes enables a positive vision for a happier life. Developing a calm mind, relaxes the tense muscles that are amplifying the original pain. Supports comfort, recovery and well-being during your healing time and cultivates a balance of acceptance of your condition and hope for your recovery.
Excluding war time, children experience far more stress today than in previous generations. It is important for children to learn effective tools to assist them in coping with stress when it arises. Imagine growing up knowing things about stress and relaxation. Having developed stress management skills, knowing the power of meditation and coping techniques. How different would your life have been?
Learn meditation in your own home. Suitable for a group of friends, family or colleagues. When the pupil is ready to learn, a teacher will appear.