effects of stress, worry, fear and anxiety upon our health has for many
years concerned modern society. In this, the fastest paced, most stressed
period that humanity has experienced, it is critical for us to be aware of
the strain we are placing upon our bodies just to keep up.
In short, a
spinning mind means spiraling health!
the Meditation Society of Australia this is where meditation excels. An
ancient practice that can be dated back to the east at least six thousands
years ago, the practice of meditation has for years been gaining a
groundswell of widespread modern acceptance.
meditate have been shown to quickly achieve health
benefits such as slower heart rates, lower blood pressure, reduced oxygen
consumption and lower lactic acid levels. Some have used meditation to help
with everything from headaches and respiratory problems to cancer and coping
with death. It is seen as a crucial tool in treating many mental illnesses
such as depression or schizophrenia while it has also been shown to actually
boost functionality of the immune system. Beyond the science, however, one
common health benefit in dealing with stress is perhaps the most important,
and that is meditation’s ability to help the practitioner to shut up and
of the media, of advertising, of stress and anxiety creates a cacophony of
noise that makes it increasingly impossible for us to hear ourselves”, says
Sunirmalya Symons of the Meditation Society of Australia. A non-profit group
with a free meditation course on the web. Sunirmalya says that meditators
are more attuned to their bodies and its requirements because they are able
to ‘intuitively’ feel its needs.
listening. Listening not for words or sentences but intuitions. We are very
complex beings with trillions of physical
functions, not to mention the multitude of mental and spiritual dimensions
we each possess. From time to time, we need to hear what our body, our mind
and our soul are saying to us. Our health - physical, mental and spiritual
- absolutely soars when we take the time to listen." He says that people
that meditate have been shown to eat more healthily, exercise more and
generally possess more vigor.
“There are so
many pressures on individuals to ‘try that’ or ‘have this’, that it becomes
impossible to actually know what is right for you. With meditation we
develop a faith in our own internal dialog, a faith that is fortified by the
simple result of it time and again being right.”
says that the free online meditation course at
www.meditation.org.au is something everyone
should try. "Meditation is for every one without exception, but each of us
will meditate in different ways, so try the course if it doesn't work for
you - try another one, there's a multitude on the web."
be old, but it seems it is one of the most important tools for our health
and wellness in our modern world.