Meditation’s Path Through Mind, Body, + Spirit
The ancient practice of meditation helps us cherish every moment through a bounty of positive benefits for the mind, body and spirit—often guiding us towards greater spiritual harmony with our surroundings. As its many practitioners over the centuries have discovered, meditation can help cleanse our thoughts and feelings while carrying us on a journey to greater sensorial heights. Join us as we explore a simple path of mindful awareness we hope will inspire a meditative ritual in your own home and life.
BODY + SPIRIT
The benefits of meditation can include both physical and spiritual dimensions. Some have testified to discovering an ability to limit pain, while others find a new peace in managing and controlling unpleasant emotions. Studies have shown that one can reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia. Interestingly, meditation is connected to improved compassion, empathy and the ability to unlock self-realizations you never thought possible. Consider that there’s some evidence that the very act of meditation may redirect blood flow to the part of our brain that elicits a relaxed state where our body slows down and we conserve energy rather than spark our “flight or flee” response to the world.
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