Did you know that up to 90% of disease today is related to chronic stress? That’s a staggering statistic! So we are literally making ourselves sick because of our response to pressure. The good news is that meditation significantly reduce that stress response, meaning less trips to the doctor!
God designed our bodies to react to an emergency by flooding our system with hormones and chemicals that help us to act quickly. As a result, nearly every organ of the body is impacted. This can be beneficial in the short term as we are able to act quickly and respond in the moment. The body goes back to normal when the immediate crisis is over. However, today many of us live in a constant state of stress in our busy and hectic lives. This means that the constant stream of hormones and chemicals is negatively impacting our bodies, and ultimately leading to a variety of illnesses, including high blood pressure, heartburn, headache and much more. Furthermore, stress increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and even cancer.
When you meditate 8-10 minutes a day, it can:
- significantly lower the stress response
- bring a sense of well-being and wholeness
- reduces anxiety
- lower blood pressure
- help reduce risk of heart attack
- contribute to weight loss!
- Increase serotonin
- And much more…
As you can see, the benefits to meditation are endless! Most of all, meditation draws you closer to God. Nothing is better than that, so let’s get started today!