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Meditation

It is often that people misunderstand the practice of meditation. Some associate it exclusively with religion in an effort to become closer to God and transcend beyond the normal physical level. While that is true for some, the fact is that it is increasing being seen as a technique to help improve both physical and mental health in the vast majority of people living in our fast-paced world. Even the definition of meditate is only “to think deeply and carefully about something.” The use of meditation has been proven to have extraordinary beneficial effects. It helps to cultivate new more positive ways of being. It has a way of settling one into a profoundly peaceful, yet energizing state of mind. It will, with practice cultivate a calm and positive state of mind. All of these are achieved as a part of transforming and taking control of your mind. Meditation can have drastic and positive effects on one’s overall health as well. Meditating regularly has been shown to have a significant positive effect on lowering blood pressure. It can as well, have the effect of lowering blood lactate and therefore reducing anxiety attacks. The increased production of serotonin improves mood and behavior.

Whether you are someone who is looking to reduce stress in your life, improve concentration for work or study, enhance your abilities in a particular sport or activity, or just supplement your already healthy lifestyle, meditation is an excellent means of accomplishing the things that you desire. Go to the calendar page and find a date and time that works for you, and join a group. The teachers and members will help guide you to achieving you goals. Also feel free to contact Stillpointe Wellness Center with any questions or concerns.