Meditation has been used for thousands of years to reduce stress and help center the body and mind. Although it is a standard part of culture in the Eastern world, it has only in recent decades begun to take root in American culture. Medical professionals are even beginning to recommend it to patients as a way of relieving tension, stress and anxiety. Join us in this zen practice if you are located in the Trenton area, near Langhorne, Philadelphia.
There are many types of meditation, and anyone can do it. In fact, it can be performed in one’s own home or at work by using just a few minutes to relax and quiet the mind. Deeper and more tranquil meditation can be achieved during guided sessions that help focus attention on inner calm and well-being. Busy minds are quieted, and negative emotions dissipate as self-awareness increases and a clear mind takes over.
Regularly participating in meditation – both privately and as a part of a guided session – can have profound long-term health effects. Although research is still developing, scientific support is beginning to substantiate theories that suggest it can help patients with chronic pain, high blood pressure, depression, insomnia, anxiety disorders and any disease worsened by stress.*
Though meditation should not be used alone to treat symptoms and disease, it is recognized as a safe and effective supplementary treatment that can be used alongside conventional Western medicine and other alternative therapies. However, it is important to speak with a primary healthcare provider before beginning any new health regimen.
*Results in meditation can be different with each individual journey of relaxation.