Many people think that meditation is difficult and takes years of practice. Of course, there are certain types of meditation which ARE more difficult, but anyone can benefit from the simpler types, such as guided meditation. This is when a leader “talks you into” a meditation, relaxing your body first and then taking you on a mental journey to…anywhere! The sky is not even the limit!
When your body is in this state of relaxation, which is similar to a hypnotic trance, your brain waves change to a different rhythm, allowing your body and mind to become more and more relaxed. This helps to restore your inner well-being and relax your physical body, leaving you feeling refreshed and calm. Most people recognise how important the mind is as an influence on the health of the body, so improving your mind’s restfulness can only help with your physical symptoms and problems. In short, meditation:
- Relaxes the body
- Rests the mind
- Increases well-being
- Improves general health
- Balances the emotions
- Increased immunity
- improves symptoms of IBS and joint pain
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces inflammation
- Induces calmness
- May even improve fertility!
For a more detailed analysis of the health benefits click here: 7 Health Benefits of Meditation.
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