During the Hay House Online Summit on Healing last week, I watched Dr Joe Dispenza’s lecture on “Programming your Mind for remarkable recovery”. In this he discusses (amongst other things) the impact of meditation on not only our daily lives, but also on the lives of those who have suffered or are suffering, illness. I have spent the last week thinking about meditation and what an impact it’s had on my life.
I began meditating about 14 years ago. My yoga teacher at the time, a truly wonderful spiritual woman, always ended our yoga class with a 30minute meditation. As a new mum, it was bliss and I couldn’t wait to go to class twice each week just to experience the meditation. From there, I developed my own meditation practice and have made it a large part of my life with daily practice of between 5minutes to 2hours. Two years ago I felt called to train and became certified as a Meditation Teacher so that I can help others who wish to begin or progress along their journey.
If you’ve watched any of Dr Joe’s videos, you will know that he discusses in depth the science behind meditation and what they have found in people who have incorporated a practice into their lives – they are able to heal their bodies from dis-ease, anxiety and stress. I am also a believer in the power of the mind and our consciousness to work with Spirit and the Universe to accomplish amazing things.
Through meditation, the physiology of the body changes – each cell is imbued with more energy, the energy helps the body to feel younger and more alive.
Meditation has been proven to :
- Lower blood pressure;
- Reduce anxiety by reducing the stress hormone;
- Improves the immune system primarily through the decrease in stress which puts pressure on the cells of the body; and
- Decreases tension pain – headaches and insomnia are two ailments that benefit immensely from meditation.
Meditation aids in the healing of the body by placing the brain into an Alpha State – the mind is relaxed and the neurons are able to establish pathways as well as categorise and store information received. We access this state naturally while we are asleep or are daydreaming.
This helps you to :
- Be more creative;
- Be emotionally stable;
- Develop your intuition;
- Increase clarity;
- Be more focussed; and
- Increase self awareness.
By placing the body into a calm state, you are helping it repair itself and preventing new damage from the effects of stress. By quieting the mind, you are reducing the stress induced thoughts that keep the body’s stress response triggered. Over time, the long term resilience that is built up allows the body and the mind to recover from stressful situations far quicker and overall, experience less stress in life situations.
Do you practice meditation?
I am a spiritual life coach, mentor, meditation teacher, reiki master, holistic life coach and energy healer. I work with women and guide them into their empowered selves by rediscovering their inner strength, self-worth, power and freedom so that they reconnect with their Higher Selves. What I’m truly passionate about is working in collaboration with other conscious women to bring healing and balance to the world. Connect on Facebook and Instagram. Safe journeys, Namaste Leanne