The human body heals itself every day. Once we’re asleep, it works double time to repair the damage created by stress, toxins, and fatigue that we face daily. But if we’re not careful, these harmful elements can pile up faster than our body can heal itself. As a result, we get sick and sometimes, “sleeping it off” simply won’t fix it. Medicine, doctors, and even long-term treatments might be needed to patch us up.
It sounds a bit scary. If there’s something you can do to speed up and strengthen your body’s healing process, you’d gladly do it, right?
Meditation hastens the body’s ability to heal itself. As it calms and clears the mind, it strips stress and tension from our bodies. Moreover, it promotes deep and better sleep, enabling the body to intensify its healing ability during the hours we’re snoozing.
Meditation also improves cardiovascular function. But unlike the intense “training” exercise puts the heart through, meditation do it subtly. Meditation develops a resilient mind against pressure, demands, and emotional strains. So, if ever problems, no matter how big or small, come your way, you’ll always see it from a lighter and better angle.
Meditation, due to the clarity it gives you, helps you see and focus on the solution of your problem. Instead of fretting about what could happen, you remain calm and steady. At the same time, your blood pressure level stays A-OK and your nerves don’t become a tangled mess while you’re figuring out a way to solve your problem.
In addition, meditation fastens you to the present. It keeps you aware and focused on what IS going on – and not what HAS happened or what WILL happen. Bad experiences in the past and perceived detrimental outcomes in the future could rattle your psyche and trap you with negative emotions like regret, sadness, and anxiety, leading to nothing but stress and tension that will negatively impact on your well-being.
Now, with all that has been said, you might be wondering how does meditation do does all this. To answer your question, here’s how:
When you meditate, you breathe in and out deeply. It quiets your mind and relaxes you from within. It also improves your consciousness and awareness. It anchors you to the present and helps you release your grasp on everything that’s eating you up — frustrations, anger, worry, sadness, lethargy, and all other negative emotions you might be feeling.
As a result, you clear your mind, and that clarity translates to a better, happier you — physiologically and psychologically strong against all the stress and tension in the world.