One good reason to meditate

Meditation’s what you need…

There are lots of reasons why meditation is something we should all be doing, this blog is about just one of them:  One good reason to meditate:

Meditation reduces cortisol production.

So what?

Cortisol is a hormone related to stress, and when we produce too much of it, it kicks off the fight, flight or freeze hormones – namely adrenaline.

Stressful modern lives can mean that we are living continuously in a state of over-production of these hormones.  It is vital to be able to activate this state of course, we all need to be able to get ourselves out of dangerous situations.  In days gone by of course, these were physical situations where we needed to escape from wild beasts in order to survive: very useful!

However today, there are loads of people just living their lives in this kind of state: chronic stress – and this is not good – but why?  

What does cortisone do to our bodies?

Because there are cortisone receptors throughout our bodies, in every single system, over-production can cause problems all over the place – it puts you at risk for diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, digestive disorders, infertility, chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid disorders, immune system disorders, adrenal fatigue…  Symptoms could include:

  • anxiety
  • brain fog
  • concentration problems
  • dementia
  • depression
  • digestive problems
  • insomnia
  • memory loss
  • mood swings

 

None of these things are desirable I’m sure you’ll agree – and, it can be really hard to pin down what’s really going on for us, because all of these things could be caused by something else.  It’s weird to think really that all of these things could be stress related in fact. Generally we humans are more likely to rush off to see our Doctors with a physical complaint, and could be annoyed if we are told the problem is stress related or emotional.

But we don’t look after ourselves well enough, spending too much time at work, not enough time with loved ones, not loving ourselves enough, over-eating, under-exercising, and of course our response to those and the world around us.

 

My opinion on meditation:

When I’m working with clients, I do suggest that they learn to meditate, and in doing so, learn to slow their minds down, so I am of course recommending this to you too.  

Learning to meditate can be frustrating, make you feel silly and it can feel like a complete waste of time – but it’s really not, just trust that you are giving yourself a big dose of kindness. 

Even 10 minutes per day can make a big difference to your life, as it allows your mind to take a break.  You may or may not feel an impact straight away. Regular practice is shown to be best, and clearly Tibetan monks live a peaceful and calm life!

 

With my own mediation practice I’m seeking inner peace and strength.  What I notice when I’m doing it regularly is that I get way more creative, I’m calmer and definitely happier – great benefits.

 

So I’m recommending this to you today.  Any questions, just get in touch here, I’m always happy to help.

 

What could be better in your life?

Maybe we should talk?  The easiest way to get in touch is to book into my calendar here: book here!

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Chrissy x

By |2019-04-23T17:56:43+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Chronic stress, Meditation, self-care|0 Comments

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