Benefits of Meditation, Mindfulness and Breath Work

Yoga’s deep breathing, meditation and mindfulness practices help foster an inner shift from the struggles and stresses of our daily to exploring something deeper within. Meditation and breath work practices help calm an overactive brain, which can lead to anxiety and insomnia. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America found that 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders aged 18 and up which is 18% of the population. The benefits to meditating regularly are scientifically proven and are of course endless. After all who does not want peace of mind and inner sanctity in the craziness and constant whirlwind of activity that surrounds us.

Benefits of practicing Meditation and Breath Work

  • Increases the rate of metabolism
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Calms and steadies the mind improving focus and concentration
  • Allows the body to use oxygen more effectively
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Removes waste products such as carbon dioxide and other toxic gases from the body so they do not remain in the body
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Provides the spiritual benefits of a healthy body, a calm mind and inner serenity

Science further verifies that cultivating compassion and mindful awareness in our lives by living in the present, enables us to transform our relationship with ourselves also. By creating and committing to a regular meditation practice you lower your baseline level of emotional arousal so that when something negative occurs or you start to have anxiety or worried thoughts instead of your normal programmed reaction, you instead are able to retrain your mind to meet these situations with patience and mindfulness of being only in the present moment rather than fear based reactivity and anxiety driven projections into the future. Learn the tools of meditation, mindfulness and breathing exercises to change the landscape of your thinking and start the journey towards a more peaceful and happier you!

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