If I tell you that there exists a magical tool that can elevate your health and quality of life by more than 100% on physical, mental and emotional dimensions; and moreover, it does not cost any money and does not have any negative side effects; would you be interested in trying it?
Yes, that tool exists and the name of this magical tool is-
Meditation has tremendous health benefits. But before we delve into its health benefits let's try to understand its history.
The root of meditation can be traced back to more than 5000 years ago. It originated from 'Vedantism' which is a part of ancient Hindu tradition. Meditation in its original form is the highest level of yoga.
It is practiced in yogic science to help deepen the understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. It is an art of connecting ourselves to our energy body, our deepest core, our highest self. It is a tool to embolden us to expand beyond the physical limitations of our body. Meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction but it also offers a lot of health advantages.
Stress is the major killer of humankind in the developed world. Most of the chronic medical conditions have been directly or indirectly shown to be related to the high amount of stress in our life.
The high amount of stress changes chemical and hormonal milieu in our body. This in turn, makes us crave more junk food and lures us towards unhealthy behavior. Let's face it - everyone knows that it is important to eat healthily and be active but what prevents most of us from sticking to that healthy lifestyle is chronic stress. A chronically high level of cortisol ( stress hormone in our body) puts us at a very high risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, high BP and many other chronic medical conditions. It also weakens our immunity.
Though we can not totally avoid stress in life we can definitely minimize its effect on our health. Meditation is one of the most effective stress-relieving techniques. Meditation helps to lower stress hormones in our body. It also balances our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.
Practicing daily meditation has been shown in some research studies to have preventive and beneficial effects on :
High blood pressure
Irritable bowel syndrome
So yes stillness is the key to fight illness.
Join us on January 18th for a free course on meditation to learn the technique of meditation and experience its benefits.