Take a deep breath and relax: it’s advice that yogis for thousands of years have been giving. Allow the tension to melt from your body and all your worries vanish. We all know that relaxation is great for us yet we have trouble allowing ourselves this time.

 

Meditation has done so many great things for me so I’d like to invite you all to focus on how to relax, to take some time out of each and every day by beginning a meditation practice. How often do we give this time to ourselves? With our busy work & home lives, we often make the urgency of completing our tasks much more important than taking a moment for ourselves just to relax and breath.

When everyday life just feels overwhelming please, please remember what is most important – your own health.

A daily meditation practice will get you through the stressful, upsetting, difficult and extra busy times that life throws at us.

 

Science is now showing us that deep relaxation changes our bodies on a genetic level. Researchers at Harvard Medical school have discovered that, in long-term practitioners of relaxation methods like yoga and meditation, far more ‘disease-fighting genes’ were active, compared to those who practiced no form of relaxation. And the extra wonderful news from the study is that when the control group who practiced no relaxation at all, were asked to practice a relaxation method every day, their bodies began to change. After two months the genes that help fight inflammation, kill diseased cells and protect the body from cancer all began to switch on. And the benefits increased the more people practiced the relaxation methods.

So it's never too late to start!

 

With regular meditation people can experience:

Increased immunity, emotional balance, increased fertility, lower blood pressure, calmness and an anti-inflammatory effect.

 

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t – you are right” Henry Ford

 

Happy Meditating!