If you have had trouble meditating before – or are simply put off by the idea of trying to meditate – you may need support to introduce you to a range of simple but powerful techniques. Then you can choose what works best for you. Our team at Natural Health Medicine can show you how to meditate your way. We offer massage, craniosacral therapy, hypnotherapy and acupuncture all of which can be tailored to support you through various breathwork techniques and meditation – let us know at the beginning of your session.
How can breath work & meditation improve your health?
When we are stressed the adrenal glands release cortisol. And if cortisol levels are high due to ongoing stress, it interferes with gastric function. This can then create and increase food intolerance. It can also increase blood sugar levels, suppress the immune system, increase blood pressure. Stress also breaks down muscle.
In summary, the regular practice of meditation can:
- reduce the possibility of high blood pressure
- strengthen muscles
- assist with digestive issues and food-based allergies
- reduce fluid retention
Meditation can also help your health in a number of other ways.
We are not our thoughts
Okay, this is a radical view for many of us. But the process of meditation can help you look at your thoughts objectively, and even question them. Or it can give you a break from your thoughts, which is particularly useful when there is too much going on causing prolonged stress. This exercise in detachment can be surprisingly simple, highly practical and remarkably powerful.
Meditation helps to keep you ‘present’
Don’t miss life by not wanting to be where you are right now. Many of us are so driven by what we want to achieve that we forget to experience life as it is, or not motivated to do do things we might be thinking about. Meditation is one tool that can help you to get ‘here’.
As meditation brings you from the future or the past to the present, it will begin to show where your priorities are – and those potholes you keep falling into. A little bit of clarity can take you a long way…and the ride will be much smoother.
Here is a nice guide from the people at Complete Home Spa, they are an American internet based company but link to further great info about meditation.
Many of us are feeling unsettled at the moment with everything happening in the world – sometimes we just have to BREATHE!
Natural Health Medicine Team