According to World Health Organisation, stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century.
We can all identify with that. In this fast pace of modern lifestyle, we keep our mind occupied all the time. We are always doing something. This can be overwhelming to our mind and lead to stress.
But stress can have a dramatic effect on the quality of our life and our well-being. Although short term stress is good and can drive us to perform better, prolonged stress is harmful and can potentially lead to many illnesses, such as heart disease, diabetes, immune problems, cancer, depression, and more.
It is important to address stress and learn how to manage it.
Meditation is one of the most efficient ways to reduce stress. Meditation is a mental exercise that calms down your mind and relaxes your body. It is an ancient practice and a scientific process.
Meditation has many benefits. Science in the past few decades is increasingly pointing out to effectiveness of meditation in almost every area of our life. And stress is one of them.
Stress activates the amygdala, which is part of our brain responsible for the fight or flight response. Meditation on the other hand, deactivates the amygdala and activates the prefrontal cortex, another part of our brain that is responsible for higher level thinking, creativity, focus, ….
Meditation is a natural antidote to stress.
Thanks to its wonderful benefits, many athletes, celebrities, CEO’s, leaders of countries, … are adopting meditation as a daily practice.
Is meditation part of your daily routine as well?