What is Meditation?
Through meditation, we discover who we are other than our thoughts: calmness, profound peace and infinite joy. By centering the attention on the breath, we learn to quiet our restless minds and experience the stillness of our true nature. With regular practice, we become grounded in this state of awareness and remain calm and peaceful throughout the tumult and crisis of modern life. Having accessed inner peace we bring forth a healing of the physical body from within.
During meditation, the body enters a deeper state of relaxation than during sleep. This is evidenced by profound reductions in oxygen consumption, metabolism, heart rate, and blood pressure.
The Benefits Of Meditation:
Increased focus and concentration
Increased self esteem, sense of belonging and sense of community, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Enhanced decision making ability and efficiency
The mind peaceful and content, strengthening the immune system and physical body.
Reduces anxiety and normalizes blood pressure
Deepens and improves sleep