We live in a world where stress is considered a natural and acceptable response to work/life balance. While it is true that our daily lives contain many stress producing experiences, what is not talked much about is the impact of chronic stress on the body/mind. Chronic stress accumulates over time and associated with high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, anxiety, insomnia, addictions, premature aging and increased infections.
Meditation has been shown to reduce the stress response which helps our bodies return to its “natural” state of rest and healing follows. Stress and anxiety accumulates in the body over time leading to various chronic illness.
Choosing meditation is only the first step toward healing and health. Once you begin to take those steps toward self love and care, other health related decisions usually follow.