WHAT IS HEALING MEDITATION?
People struggling with chronic pain or other medical conditions can use healing meditation to feel better in body and spirit. Some report dramatic results from healing meditation, while others simply appreciate the reduction in stress that comes from sitting quietly and focusing the mind. Healing meditation often incorporates visualization techniques.
Did you know that our emotions have a direct impact on the body? The way we feel inside reflects outside. That is why you might have noticed that the health of some people drastically goes down when they are stressed out or depressed for a long time. Stress is one of the primary reasons for poor health. Sometimes it manifests itself in the form of diabetes, hypertension and other such lifestyle diseases.
When we meditate, the mind becomes calm and relaxed. Meditation helps release stress from the mind and body. When the mind is quiet, the emotions are balanced and the effect shows on the body. We stay healthy and free of diseases. In fact, consistent practice of meditation for a period of time can even help cure certain prolonged health conditions.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
While meditation hasn't been proven to cure specific ailments, patients report that it can be helpful when used alongside more conventional treatments. Meditation can help reduce anxiety, for one thing, which can potentially cause positive changes in your body. It's important to be open to the process and have faith that it will help, but be willing to give it time.
Meditation is a good antidote to stress. Daily practice helps release deeply stored stress in the system so that the mind is peaceful, happy and free. With such a frame of mind, you naturally tend to feel more energetic and work effectively. There is improved focus and better results.
PREPARING FOR HEALING MEDITATION
When learning how to meditate, beginners often have trouble finding the best posture for meditation. Don't be afraid to experiment — there's no "right" way to meditate. Prepare to meditate by giving you time.
BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
Regular meditation can help relieve stress, improve your ability to focus and lead to a better understanding of your own thought patterns and processes. Some people use meditation to enhance creativity, reduce chronic pain, treat headaches and even improve athletic performance.
Feedback from participants
“The atmosphere was comfortable and supportive.”
“A great program for introspection, relaxation, and meditation”
“A lovely introduction to meditation. It feels like there was a lot of thought put into it.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the soothing feel of this class.”
“A beautiful interlude at a busy time. Very useful handout.”