"The goal of meditation isn't to control your thoughts, it's to stop letting them control you." -- Jon Andre

 

How do you handle stress? What impact is it having in your life? 

A regular meditation and mindfulness practice can significantly reduce stress, increase levels of happiness, enhance mental clarity & focus, and strengthen your immune system. 

What is meditation?

Meditation is the practice of focused concentration in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal growth. In meditation, the mind is clear, relaxed, alert, and inwardly focused. This state of mental calm triggers a natural response – a built-in instinct – allowing the body to engage its own self-healing abilities.

Meditation is not a part of any religion; it is a science, which means that the process of meditation has definite principles and produces results that can be verified. Hundreds of studies have been conducted on the effects of meditation on human physiology and behavior. This research points to meditation as producing benefits in many areas of life, showing positive effects on a person's physical body, emotional regulation, cognitive functioning, and relationships.

There are many types of meditation (guided visualization, mindfulness, walking, sound healing... just to name a few!). It is an entirely subjective practice and there is no right or wrong way to meditate. By practicing consistently and finding a style that resonates with you – you’ll not only experience the joy and benefits of meditation, but you might just find you’re better at it then you thought!

Why should I meditate?

People who meditate regularly report reduced stress, depression, and anxiety and increased well-being and happiness. 

  • Greater effectiveness in brain functioning

  • Improved ability to focus

  • Increased creativity

  • Deeper level of relaxation

  • Improved perception and memory

  • Improved immune system

  • Decrease in stress hormone

  • Lower blood pressure & improved cardiovascular health

  • Slowing of aging process

  • Reduced need for medical care

  • Reduction in cholesterol

  • Increased self-actualization

  • Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse

  • Increased productivity

  • Healthier relationships


How Can I Begin a Meditation Practice?

Click here for some tips on how you can begin and maintain a regular meditation practice.

Customized / Corporate Meditations

Clarity Wellness offers customized meditation / mindfulness courses for companies, community groups, or anyone interested in learning about how meditation can enhance their health, happiness and overall state of well-being. Contact me for more information.