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.
Often when individuals start to practice meditation, we see them spontaneously begin making better decisions such as giving up toxic substances, removing toxic relationships, eating healthier, and overall enjoying life. This happens when we can clearly begin to see how decisions affect our lives.