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The Power of Meditation for the Health of the Body

The Power of Meditation for the Health of the Body
0 9 March 2016

Meditation is sometimes considered a religious routine or lifestyle choice. Yet its true power and relevance seem to get overlooked. Various techniques have proven to be powerful tools of medicine that support the healing and renewing of the body and mind.

Knowing how to use these tools and how to incorporate them into your daily routine may be the life preserver needed to stay afloat from most health issues, and that requires a bit of homework. Seek credible guidance from professionals, written materials and online resources.

Proven Health Benefits of Meditation:

  1. Strengthens the immune system in individuals diagnosed with HIV or autoimmune disorders.
  2. Decreases blood pressure and relieves stress.
  3. Significantly decreases asthmatic and inflammatory occurrences. Also known to relieve muscle pain in those diagnosed with bone or joint disease, like arthritis.

Meditation Techniques for Beginners

Mindfulness Meditation

The intent of this technique is to become aware of your thoughts without engaging with them. After a time, sorting through your thoughts and properly categorizing them into positive or negative categories will become a natural process.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong Meditation

These meditation techniques are known as moving meditation. They consist of deliberately slow and flowing movements performed while standing. These techniques are also great for those who would like to tone and keep in shape, and work well for those who suffer from muscle and joint degeneration. The intent is to help develop muscle strength without imposing too much stress on the body. Tai Chi and Qi Gong have also been shown to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol in some individuals.

Walking Meditation

During this technique the entire focus is on the walk itself rather than letting the mind. This keeps the mind focused and makes room for healing and restoration.

Healing does not consist of only medicinal treatment, exercise routines or a nutritionally well-balanced diet. It is a combination of all these things put to work that will guarantee favorable results. Meditation should definitely be an option to consider. Choose the technique that best suits your needs and physical limitations. Ask Dr. McCallen at Cenegenics Denver for guidance.

“At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I’ve made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.” – Ringo Starr

Posted in Dr. McCallen's Blog by Cenegenics Denver