Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. These days, meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction.
You know the saying “Mind over Matter” – Meditation is a the perfect example of how we can use the mind to heal physical and emotional distress. Our mind is like a muscle we need to keep working on our strength and flexibility to get through life’s every day ups and downs. Our thoughts are what create our reality – and meditation can help clear the mind, and change negative thoughts to positive ones.
Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and peace of mind.
Meditation and emotional well-being
When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress.
The emotional benefits of meditation can include:
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
- Building skills to manage your stress
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
- Increasing imagination and creativity
- Increasing patience and tolerance
Join us every Sunday at 6pm for Guided Meditation. This class starts with a light stretch, then goes into a guided meditation focusing on a positive theme for that week. This class includes the use of aromatherapy and sound healing.
(info courtesy of Mayoclinic.org)