Do you have a regular meditation practice?
How about an irregular one?
None at all?
Well, perhaps it’s time to begin.
Herbert Benson, MD and William Proctor, JD (authors of Relaxation Revolution) remind us of the wonderful benefits that can arise from practicing a relaxation response exercise such as meditation.
- decreased metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing
- a decrease or “calming” in brain activity
- an increase in attention and decision making functions of the brain
- changes in gene activity that are the opposite of those associated with stress
Meditation can aid in the healing of anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, nausea, pain, phobias, premature aging and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Sounds pretty amazing!
Dr. Wendy Suzuki gives us a glimpse of meditation’s marvelous effects on the brain.
So, don’t hesitate