Benefits You Don't Want to Miss From Meditation
Many natural health care professionals recommend regular meditation as part of a healthier lifestyle. If you aren’t a yogi, you may be asking, what exactly is meditation? I know many probably think of meditation as a séance-type ritual where we have to be one with the earth saying, “oom." However, real meditation just means to focus on relaxation and quieting the mind.
Many people may feel awkward when they start meditating. Perhaps it is because they aren’t usually left alone with their thoughts or forced to sit still for such a long period of time during their busy day. However, practicing a few minutes of meditation each day can bring a lot of health benefits to your mind and body.
To start off, meditation can improve our creative thinking, help improve our energy levels, and even lower stress. This is why it is a great tool to use at work or before a meeting.
Psychological Benefits of Meditation
Some of the psychological benefits of meditating daily include: reduced anxiety, addiction, depression, and more control over emotions and emotional eating. Furthermore, meditation can help normalize an individual’s blood pressure and it can regulate stress hormone levels. It can also help individuals with their pain.
The Physical Benefits of Meditation
You now know that meditation is great for the mind, but what about the body? One study showed that it could help decrease your risk for heart disease. Another study showed that regular meditation could help with inflammation in the body, and therefore help one’s immune system.
So while meditation won’t give you killer abs, it is a beneficial thing for your overall health. Getting in your zone could even help you relieve some of your chronic pain or back pain. You can get started with meditation through a beginner’s video or CD. There are plenty of free resources available when it comes to meditation.
Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health and medical advice.
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