Extended periods of time spent in “flight, flight, or freeze” mode (or stress response) are clearly not good for us, being a major contributor to significant physical and mental health issues in the modern day.
If we do not manage to return to a relaxation response, our ability to embrace a state of well-being is compromised, and a level of dis-ease will ensue.
Meditation allows us to return to the relaxation response, and, essentially, results in the opposite of every effect of the stress response.
Regular meditation practice can –
- elicit relaxation
- calm the mind
- strengthen the body’s immune system
- slow biological aging
- reduce stress
- improve your power of concentration
- allow more rational thinking
- encourage better sleep
- help with self-confidence and self-esteem
- give you a sense of physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing
- assist in the treatment of illness and dis-ease
- lead to more physical energy and motivation…
…and so on…the benefits are illuminating and life-changing.