Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Power of Your Mind

The Power of Your Mind

For thousands of years, human beings have practiced refined techniques of mental focusing, designed to change the habitual conditioning of the mind.  In recent decades, modern science has dramatically confirmed what professional and Olympic athletes have long claimed—that the mind offers deep and lasting benefits for mental functioning, emotional health, as well as for physical health and wellness.  Some of the many practical benefits include:
Marked and lasting reduction of stress

Increased physical strength and performance

Increased ability to focus and concentrate

Clarity of thinking

Freedom from detrimental patterns of thoughts and emotions

Increased learning capacity and memory

Greatly enhanced well-being and peacefulness  

Whether it is mindfulness, meditation, creative visualization or using one of the many other mind-focusing techniques, you will be better able to embrace life’s every-changing impermanence, to live in equanimity with the inevitable ups and downs of being human, and to feel deeply connected to the whole of life.   

Monday, January 20, 2014

Meditation to Improve Your Health and Wellness

Meditation can take many different forms, from secular relaxation to Zen Buddhism but, whichever type you try, meditation can improve your health and wellness by slowing your heart rate, improving blood flow, relieving muscle tension, and minimizing the release of stress hormones.