“In the modern world, carving out time for the traditional
seated meditation has become close to impossible.”
When last have you set aside some time in your busy schedule to replenish and rejuvenate your inner spirit and soul?
Why don’t you join us for an 80/20 class…
80% meditation and relaxation + 20% gentle yoga and breathing exercises = 100% inner calm, peace and well being
R200 per month for classes once a week
7 Health Benefits of Meditation & Deep Relaxation
These are just some of the scientifically proven benefits
1. INCREASED IMMUNITY
Relaxation appears to boost immunity in recovering cancer patients. Studies found that progressive muscular relaxation, when practised daily, reduced the risk of breast cancer recurrence. A month of relaxation exercises boosted natural killer cells in the elderly, giving them a greater resistance to tumours and to viruses.
2. EMOTIONAL BALANCE
Emotional balance means to be free of all the neurotic behaviour that results from the existence of a tortured and traumatized ego. This is very hard to achieve fully, but meditation certainly is the way to cure such neurosis and unhealthy emotional states. As one’s consciousness is cleansed of emotionally soaked memories, not only does great freedom abound, but also great balance. As one’s responses then are not coloured by the burdens one carries, but are instead true, direct and appropriate.
3. INCREASED FERTILITY
Studies found that women are more likely to conceive during periods when they are relaxed rather than stressed. Studies found that stress reduces sperm count and motility, suggesting relaxation may also boost male fertility.
4. RELIEVES IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Researchers put patients, suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, on a relaxation meditation practice twice daily, and their symptoms of bloating, diarrhoea and constipation improved significantly. The meditation was so effective that researchers recommended it as an effective treatment.
5. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Studies found that meditation lowered blood pressure by making the body less responsive to stress hormones, in a similar way to blood pressure-lowering medication. Meanwhile Medical Journal reports found that patients trained how to relax had significantly lower blood pressure.
Stress leads to inflammation, a state linked to heart disease, arthritis, asthma and skin conditions such as psoriasis, say researchers. Relaxation can help prevent and treat such symptoms by switching off the stress response. In this way, meditation clinically improved the symptoms of psoriasis.
The simple difference between those who meditate and those who do not, is that for a meditative mind the thought occurs but is witnessed, while for an ordinary mind, the thought occurs and is the boss. So in both minds, an upsetting thought can occur, but for those who meditate it is just another thought, which is seen as such and is allowed to blossom and die, while in the ordinary mind the thought instigates a storm which rages on and on.