Meditation is simpler than you might think. In June, 2007 the United States National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) published an independent, peer-reviewed study about meditation that found over 20 million people in the United States meditate. More and more hospitals are involving meditation to help reduce stress-related complications in terminal and chronic illnesses.
In fact, up to 90% of illnesses are caused or exacerbated by stress, including and especially heart disease, diabetes, and the common cold.
Meditating for 10-15 minutes a day has many benefits, including:
- Reduced blood pressure
- Reduced cholesterol
- Reduced level of cortisol (stress hormone) present in the body
- Increased oxygen flow to the lungs
- Increased alertness
- Reduces depression and anxiety
- Enhanced creativity
- Enhanced memory
- Stronger immune system
- Better and deeper sleep
- Better weight control
- Increased calm in facing day-to-day or major stressors
Not only is meditation always available to you, it’s also free! We’ll be exploring several different meditation techniques on this blog.
If you’d like to experience raising vibrations together or guided meditation, come to TriBalance on Tuesday or Thursday evenings at 9:30 PM, or Wednesday evenings for open meditation at 10:00 PM.