• Melissa Smith

Meditation! The Health Benefits You Cannot Ignore!

Updated: Aug 17, 2019




In a previous post, Cheryl mentioned meditation and I got so excited! I LOVE TO MEDITATE! It truly has made such a difference in my life. I started meditated as a teen and I continue today. This is MY time that I talk to God and connect with Him!There are so many ways to meditate that it can truly fit anyone's lifestyle. I personally use a hypnosis/meditation app from Surf City https://surfcityapps.com/ . With this app I can choose to just relax or I can work on a particular issue. There are so many reasons to meditate that I cannot cover all of them. Here are just a few highlighted from the Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/meditation/in-depth/meditation/art-20045858

Meditation and emotional well-being

When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress.The emotional benefits of meditation can include:

Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations

Building skills to manage your stress

Increasing self-awareness

Focusing on the present

Reducing negative emotions

Increasing imagination and creativity

Increasing patience and tolerance


Meditation and illness

Meditation might also be useful if you have a medical condition, especially one that may be worsened by stress.While a growing body of scientific research supports the health benefits of meditation, some researchers believe it's not yet possible to draw conclusions about the possible benefits of meditation.With that in mind, some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as:

Anxiety

Asthma

Cancer

Chronic pain

Depression

Heart disease

High blood pressure

Irritable bowel syndrome

Sleep problems

Tension headaches

Encourage everyone to at least give it a try. Following the Mayo Clinic link above will help you find the right form of meditation as well as how to get started.


Have a blessed and balanced day!

~ Melissa

Melissa Smith is an LMFT in the state of Kentucky. To find out more about her click here.

Live. Life. Balanced.Today is a blog written by licensed marriage and family therapist.

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