Saturday mornings ongoing 10 am Meditation classes will have you tune in to your true self as you switch off the chatter and noise. While in meditation, as you radiate, your inner essence, you'll absorb and download the wisdom of unity with all, in oneness and divine, enlightenment.
Here are just a few scientifically proven benefits :
Relaxation boosts immunity in recovering cancer patients. A study at the Ohio State
University found that progressive muscular relaxation, when practiced daily,
reduced the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In another study at Ohio State, a
month of relaxation exercises boosted natural killer cells in the elderly,
giving them a greater resistance to tumors and viruses.
Emotional balance, means losing the emotional baggage-- to be free of all the
neurotic behavior that results from negative thoughts and feelings. This takes
regular meditation practice, eventually (sometime quickly too)with practice
neurosis and unhealthy emotional states fall away. Consciousness elevates
us beyond emotional memories as they are cleansed and released. Then not
only does great freedom abound, but also great balance. Lie is no longer colored
by the baggage one carries, instead we are our true, direct and appropriate selves.
Relaxation enhances ones ability to conceive as a study at the University
of Western Australia found. Women are more likely to conceive
during periods when they are relaxed rather than stressed. As well, stress
reduces sperm count as a study at Trakya University, in Turkey found,
suggesting relaxation may also boost male fertility.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME RELIEF
Relaxation meditation twice daily, practiced by patients suffering
from irritable bowel syndrome showed their symptoms of bloating,
diarrhea and constipation improved significantly. Meditation study
was so effective the researchers at the State University of New York
recommended it an effective treatment.
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
A Harvard Medical School study found that meditation lowered blood
pressure by making the body less responsive to stress
hormones, in a similar way to blood pressure-lowering medication.
(no side effects with meditation!) This was also indicated in a British Medical
Journal report which found that patients trained in learning to meditate
had significantly lower blood pressure.
All diseases including heart disease, arthritis, asthma
and skin conditions such as psoriasis are caused by stress
leading to inflammation, say researchers at Emory University.
Relaxation can help prevent and treat such symptoms by
switching off the stress response. One study at McGill University
in Canada found that meditation clinically improved the
symptoms of psoriasis.
The simple difference between those who meditate and those who do not, is that for a
meditative mind a thought occurs and is noticed or witnessed, while for an ordinary mind,
the thought occurs and it is the boss. So in both minds, when an upsetting thought
occurs, for those who meditate it is just another thought, which is seen as
such and is allowed to blossom and die, while in the ordinary mind the thought
instigates a storm which rages on and on.
How can you use relaxation's healing powers? Harvard researchers found that
yoga, meditation and even repetitive prayer and mantras all induced the
relaxation effect. ''The more regularly these techniques are practiced, the more
deeply rooted the benefits will be,'' Anand Mehrortra says. Begin practicing
one or more of these techniques beginning with 5 minutes every morning
and evening building time up to 20 minutes.
Here's a Few Simple Meditation Techniques
Scan Your Body: Bring your mind, to wander its way down to your neck,
shoulders, arms fingers, hips, legs feet, noticing how your body feels.
Observe and notice if there is any place that, feels tense, relaxed, calm or anxious.
How much can you spread soft sensations of relaxation to those
areas of your body? Once your reach your feet, work your way back up
your body, each time finding deeper relaxation.
Focus on Your Breath: Find a comfortable seat. Begin to follow your
breath, notice the sensations of inhalation from your nose to abdomen
and out again. Let tension and (thoughts) go with each
exhalation. If your mind wanders, notice and return to your
Repetition of a Mantra : With eyes closed evoking the power of the
relaxation response by simply sitting quietly twice a day,
mentally repeat a simple word or sound such as ''Om'' or "love".
Guided Imagery: Imagine a soothing colored light or a soft waterfall
washing away tension from your body and mind. Paint a vivid picture, filling in
texture, color and smell as you allow the image to wash over and into you.
Come Meditate and find recovery from your ('trying' self).
I will be holding meditation classes every Saturday morning at
10 am, Come learn how to
simply be. Find your true self.
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