The Health Risks of Stress
Many people suffer from stress related illnesses or symptoms. Increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol can cause increased blood pressure, systemic inflammation, disrupted sleep, likely hood of depression and anxiety, and contribute to fatigue and cloudy thinking.
Meditation Can Help With Much More Too
Meditation has also been attributed to many other benefits including decreased anxiety, enhanced self-awareness, increased attention span, increased pain tolerance, and decreased age-related memory loss.
It Benefits Others
Meditation is said to benefit all those around you. When your mind is clear, your thoughts and emotions are more steady, which can help avoid reactivity and decision making. Some practices encourage focus on kindness to self-and others, and some practices can be deeply healing. It is thought that when we meditate on love and kindness, that energetically we are balancing more negative energies elsewhere in the world.
Some benefits of meditation have been studied, while other cases can only be documented. It may be possible that the limits of healing through meditation exist only in the mind.
Get Inspired With Essential Oils
Here are some essential oil blends to inspire your meditation journey. Use or diffuse while meditating, or just open the bottle and take a whiff to recenter yourself during a stressful day. Click the pics for descriptions and links to purchase.