Meditate to Keep Stress Away!
by Alice McCall
Meditation can impact your health, attitude and sense of well-being
We have all experienced the physical symptoms of stress, such as sweaty palms, a racing heart, uneasy breathing, or a knotted stomach. When stress becomes chronic, people begin to have physical symptoms that go beyond mild headaches. Ongoing exposure to stress can contribute to conditions like depression, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, ulcers, sexual dysfunction, hyperthyroidism and cancer.
The good news is that stress is preventable and manageable! One of the best tools to reduce and prevent stress is meditation, and it is free! All it takes is a commitment to engage in this self-healing activity on a regular basis. Spending just 15-20 minutes in meditation each day can have a huge impact on your immune system, attitude, morale, concentration, and calm center. Meditation not only has this wonderful physical, emotional, and mental impact, but it also allows an opening for a stronger spiritual connection with God.
One of the biggest contributors to stress is our own worries, doubting thoughts, and fears. Have you ever focused on the tone of your mind chatter? If your self-talk is not positive and affirming, it can trigger a stress response from your body, as well as make any existing stress much worse.
Meditation is a tool to help you silence your mind. The practice of focusing completely on your breathing during meditation takes your mind away from any ‘mind clutter’ and helps to eliminate unwanted emotions. This naturally leads to a state of increased calmness that is beneficial to you and your body. Most people report feeling renewed after a meditation, using adjectives such as peaceful, serene, calm, and inspiring.
Many feel they are too busy to take the time each day or week to meditate. The concern is that the time spent meditating takes away from time allocated to other activities. However, when you create this special time for yourself, it gives you the centering, focus, and positive energy to excel!
If you have not meditated before, know there is no right or wrong behavior during meditation. Each meditation is a one-of-kind experience. Think of it as your time for you. Everyone deserves this kind of personal attention. This is a self-care activity!
In my practice as a Cellular Level Healing consultant, I regularly hear from clients, “I’ve tried to meditate, but I cannot stop my mind. It just continues to race.” To address this issue, I have designed a brief mediation, ‘Release and Renew’ for TheBreastCareSite.com that will help you to get out of your mind and into a deep place of peace. In this meditation I use guided imagery, breath work, and my signature toning to enable you to release your stress and to find a place of balance within yourself.
If you find this process helpful, visit my website to review my available meditation CDs that will assist your mediation practice.
Alice McCall (BS Psychology, MBA, Certified Hypnotist) has a successful practice as a cellular level healing consultant, spiritual counselor, author and inspirational speaker. Her unique meditation style helps many to achieve peace and self-healing. She successfully healed herself of breast cancer using her own practice of working with the mental/emotional connection with the body, together with diet and regular meditation. For more information on Alice and her practice visit www.healingpath.info . For more info on her popular book, ‘Wellness Wisdom’ visit www.wellnesswisdomhealing.com