Jun 06 2012
Why should you meditate? Are there changes that occur in your body when you meditate? Yes. Research has shown that deep, slow rhythmic breathing slows the mind and allows one to live in the moment where countless health benefits occur. First, your blood pressure drops. Your mind clears. All the systems in your body relax and work as how the Divine intended. You don’t have to stand on your head or sit in lotus position. Find what works for you. Personally, I have a meditation cushion and an altar. It works for me. We are all unique–find what works for you. Last week I gave my mother a couple of meditation programs and a CD player. She’s struggled with health issues for years and is always wound up tight. (Growing up, she gave excellent lessons on worrying and complaining. I always said I learned from the master, and turned to meditation to release those lessons.) I wasn’t expecting anything–just thought I’d try something different. She called and sheepishly said she’ s been meditating with that nice man (Andrew Weil). There was something different in her voice, a calmness I have never heard. And she likes doing it. She’s breathing deeply and staying in the moment. So, if my mother can do it so can you!