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Mindfulness Meditation – Not a fad or for gurus, but a practical tool for improving health and wellbeing.

By Tracey Maree Shaw

Did you know that regular mindfulness meditation could actually be one of the most practical things you can do to improve your health and wellbeing?   It is true!
There are many forms of meditation, some which have been practiced since time immemorial.  In the Western world, mindfulness meditation, the practice of clearing your mind and focusing your concentration inwardly, has been proven scientifically to be a potent tool for reducing stress levels, thereby improving your mental, emotional and physical health. Medical doctors are now getting onboard and suggesting meditation to their patients.
The mainstream research has shown that when you experience a state of relaxation, achieved through mindfulness meditation practice, the benefits are many and far-reaching, and include:
  • Lowering stress levels
  • Improving your ability to cope with stress
  • Lowering chronic anxiety
  • Positively affect and lower depressive feelings
  • Increasing your experience of calmness and inner peace
  • Enhancing your ability to deal with illness and/or chronic pain
  • Lowering unhealthy blood pressure
  • Lowering heart rate
  • Increasing immune function – fewer colds and cases of flu
  • Increasing mental focus, clarity in thinking and perception
  • Increasing brain function
  • Increasing feelings of connectedness with others, not feeling so alone in the Universe
  • Letting you get to know your True Self
  • Improving your ability to self-heal
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Seriously, the benefits are amazing and worthy of you taking a second look at meditation.
I offer mindfulness meditation classes in my local area of Picton, N.S.W. or if you prefer, you can download some of my guided meditations as MP3s and listen to them in the comfort of your home or wherever you would like to enjoy them.
In my next post, I will provide some simple tips to help you as a beginner to more easily let go of stress and experience a more peaceful and calm you.
Namaste (From my spirit to yours)

Tracey Maree Shaw