Meditation is an age-old tradition and there are now thousands of studies showing the health benefits of meditation and mindfulness.
The word meditation stems from meditatum, a Latin term that means ‘to ponder.’ Through the practice of meditation, we can seek to find a better connection with our body in the everyday moments that we often let pass us by, and create stronger awareness for how our emotions influence our behavior.
We now know that stress can be responsible for 90% of the dis-ease in the body. Meditation is the antidote to that stress.
When we feel stressed, our body releases stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline. Our blood platelets get sticky and our heart rate and blood pressure increase. But when we meditate, we release feel-good hormones like serotonin and oxytocin, our heart rate slows, our blood pressure normalizes, and our immune system is actually strengthened.
Not only does meditation reduce stress and anxiety, but it improves your physical health and well-being, decreases feelings of depression, improves memory, focus and concentration, makes you less reactive, which helps your relationships, boosts your self awareness and creativity, and to top it off, it makes you happier.
Dounia Healing™ facilitates Guided Meditations for a group of people as well as individuals. Check the “Workshop” section for upcoming group meditations or book an individual session.