“Health is about balancing our physical, mental and spiritual energies. By stimulating your healing force you can overcome illness, conquer addictions and reverse stress” Edward Taub, M.D.
- Calms mental activity by calming brain waves
- Allows the mind and body to rest
- Boosts immune system
- Slows metabolic rate
- Oxygenates the blood and brain
- Reduces blood pressure
- Slows heart rate
- Enhances overall healing process
THE ART AND PRACTICE OF BEING MINDFUL
The main premise behind meditation is to center the mind by calming the mind’s chatter therefore bringing it to the present moment. This is accomplished through breathing exercises, using specific language and imagery to engage every facet of mind. Attending to breathe and language help to still the mind and “go within”.
To go within are terms describing the shift from conscious mind to inner mind. Essentially, scientist state that we move and shift between 4 levels of consciousness; alpha, beta, theta and delta type of brain waves. The most commonly known is delta where sleep and dreams occurs. Our minds are at rest and yet still active.
The goal of meditation is not to be asleep but rather meditation enables the person to move easily from conscious mind to inner mind. By being aware you can actively direct your minds awareness and brain to stimulate, enhance, slow down or ease any particular function within the body. By incorporating breath, guided imagery, language and relaxation during a therapy session can greatly enhance a sense of peace, reduce stress and restore physical and emotional balance.
“PRACTICING MINDFUL TECHNIQUES GOES BEYOND RESTORING PEACE, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR HEALTH AND OVERALL WELLBEING.”