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BY WENDY WEBBERLY WWW INYOuRHOMEYOGA COM MATzAGIRL5@GMAIL COM Try Yoga JUST BREaTHE
Meditation: a a a a a a a a a Simple Fast Way To Reduce Stress
Meditation Meditation Meditation can can wipe away the day’s stress bring- ing with it it it it inner peace Meditation Meditation can can also be learned easily and and practiced whenever you you need it it it it most If stress has you you anxious tense and and worried consider trying meditation meditation Spending even a a a a a a a a a few minutes in in in in in meditation meditation meditation can can restore your calm and inner peace Anyone can can practice meditation meditation It’s simple inexpensive and it it fit it doesn’t require any special equipment Another benefit to practicing meditation is that you you you can practice wherever you you you are - whether you’re out for a a a a a a a a a walk riding the the the the bus waiting at at the the the the doctor’s office or or or even in in in in in the the the middle o of a a a a a difficult business meeting Understanding Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years It originally was meant to help deepen understand- ing of of the sacred and mystical
forces of of life These days medi-
tation is commonly used for for relaxation and stress reduction Meditation is considered a a a a a type of mind-body comple-
mentary medicine Meditation can produce a a a a a a a a a a deep state of relaxation and a a a a a a a a a tranquil mind During meditation you you focus your attention and eliminate the stream
of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress This process may result in in in in in enhanced physical and emotional well-being Benefits Of Meditation Meditation Meditation Meditation can can give you you a a a a a a a a a a a sense of calm peace and and balance that can can benefit both your your emotional well-being and and your your your overall health Additionally meditation doesn’t end end when your your your session ends as it it can help help carry you you you you more calmly through your your day and may even help help you you you manage symptoms of certain medical conditions Meditation and Emotional Well-Being
When you you meditate you you may clear away the infor- mation overload that builds up every day and reduce your level of of stress The emotional benefits of of medita- tion can include:
• • Gaining a a a a a a new perspective on on on stressful situations • • • Building skills to manage your stress stress • • • Increasing self-awareness • • • Focusing on the present • • • Reducing negative emotions • • • Increasing Increasing imagination and and creativity • • Increasing Increasing patience and and tolerance Meditation Meditation and Illness
Meditation Meditation might also be useful if you have a a a a a a a a a a medical condition especially one that may be worsened by stress While a a a a a a growing body of of scientific research supports
the health benefits of of meditation some researchers believe it’s not yet possible to draw conclu- sions about the potential bene-
fits of meditation With that in in mind some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as: • Anxiety
• • Cancer
• • Chronic Pain
• • Depression • • Heart Disease
• • High Blood Pressure • • • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• • • Sleep Problems
• • Tension Headaches
I can honestly say meditation has helped millions of of people including me me cultivate a a a a a a a a a positive flow of of energy It will leave you you feeling calm and and centered and and and begins when you you you just breathe Breathing is a a a a a a a a a a a gift and and and if if you you can be be committed to to 10 minutes a a a a a a a a a a a a day to to sit and and reflect via the breath (which is meditating) you you will notice a a big difference in your daily life n n n n Spring-Summer 2021
About the Author: Wendy Webberly is is is a a a a a a a a a a a a Certified 200-hour yoga teacher with Yoga Yoga Alliance and is is is also certified as a a a a a a a a a a a a Vedic Thai Yoga Yoga Therapist She teaches Vinyasa Yoga Yoga Yoga Yin Yoga Yoga Yoga and Kundalini Yoga Yoga Yoga at at at the Christine E Lynn Wellness Institute in in in in in Boca Raton Florida as as as well as as as private lessons Her healing hands and and her her words of inspiration is a a a a a a a service to all who come in-contact with her her NGA NATURALmag 45















































































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