These days, I have an app that I’ve set for 20 minutes. There are several meditations to suit each individual's preferences, time, and needs. If I am stretched for time in the morning or throughout the day, I always have time in the evening before bed. It’s become a regular column in the balance amid a sometimes-hectic life.
The Benefits of Meditation: Stress Relief: Meditation is known to be an effective tool for reducing stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that regular meditation practice can help reduce the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in the body.
Mental relief: Meditation has been shown to have numerous benefits for mental health, including reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It may also improve focus, attention, and cognitive function.
Physical benefits: Meditation has been linked to various physical benefits, including lower blood pressure, improved immune function, and better sleep. It may also reduce inflammation in the body, which is associated with numerous chronic health conditions.
Improved emotional well-being: Meditation may help improve emotional well-being by increasing feelings of positivity and reducing negative emotions such as anger, irritability, and frustration.
Better self-awareness: Regular meditation practice can help Individuals become more self-aware and mindful, which may lead to greater self-acceptance, improved relationships, and a greater sense of purpose in life. Vicky Matthiessen Krause.
Dr. Mary Williams, R.N., D.C is a Doctor of Chiropractic with an extensive background as a Registered Nurse and experienced Core Instructor for the American Heart Association. She has over 30 years of hands-on medical and instructional experience.
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