The benefits are real. Stress kills. Even when you think you aren't, you may be. Your body holds stress and it affects many parts of your body, including hair loss, trouble sleeping and having sex. Also, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, digestion and stomach problems , weakened immune system and more are signals of stress.
Meditation is a simple way to reduce stress and you can do it anywhere. Mindful meditation and breathing is the relief to a multitude of emotional and physical ailments.
It may be a hidden act for many. You may have heard of meditation, but may not fully understand.. Allow me to explain.
Meditation can be defined as a set of techniques that are intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. Meditation is also a consciousness-changing technique that has been shown to have a wide number of benefits on psychological well-being.
What is the purpose of meditating? Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can also use it to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on something calming. Meditation can help you learn to stay centered and keep inner peace.
You can't pray and meditate. Not true. Read your word.
You have to be perfect and quiet your mind. Meditation is a practice, not perfection.
You can't concentrate, so you can't do it. Nope, not true.
You have ADHD and you can't sit still long enough. Yes, you can. It's training.
You have to be a yogi or an expert. Not true
You have to wear special clothing. Nope, you can wear anything.
I can't do it. YES, you can!
The emotional and physical benefits of meditation can include: Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations. It also reduces negative emotions, increases self-awareness, keeps your focus on the present, increases tolerance, reduces pain and depression. Mediation's overall benefits allow you to live a freer life, so you can be here to enjoy your life.
Stress shows up in your body in many ways.
Stress is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone. In fact, the human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. When you experience changes or challenges (stressors), your body produces physical and mental responses. That’s stress.
Stress responses help your body adjust to new situations. Stress can be positive, keeping us alert, motivated and ready to avoid danger. For example, if you have an important test coming up, a stress response might help your body work harder and stay awake longer. But stress becomes a problem when stressors continue without relief or periods of relaxation. Definition from ; The Cleveland Clinic.
There are so many benefits to mediation. Click to find out more from Healthline.
Kendell Lenice is not a therapist. She is a Certified Transformational Life & Financial Coach with a degree in Human Services (Professional Helper). You are responsible for your life and the decisions you make over your life. She cannot tell you what to do...only guide you, with your consent. Kendell Lenice does not prescribe medication, nor is she able. She is not doctor or therapist. If you are in need of a licensed therapist, she will offer suggestions to help you through your journey.
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