"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
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
Decreased cigarette, alcohol, and drug abuse
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.