8 Benefits of Meditation

You may live your life like many others. Running, running, running and never seeming to get anywhere as there is always so much to do. Eventually, such a frantic schedule could take its toll with medical

Mindfulness-Based Meditation Lowers Blood Pressure

Not surprisingly, the idiom ‘mind over body’ has again been proven apt.

In new evidence that proves the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and muscle relaxation training, participants were able to significantly lower their blood pressure measurements — both the systolic (the top number, or the pressure or force on the arteries while the heart pumps) and diastolic (the bottom number, or the pressure of the heart while it rests between beats). For most people, a blood pressure reading of less than 120 over 80 is considered normal. A higher reading is considered pre-hypertensive (120-139 systolic/80-89 diastolic) or hypertensive (139/90 and above).

Mind Your Depression with Meditation

You may be struggling with depression that has taken its toll on your daily life. As a result you, your career and those closest to you can be adversely affected. Your doctor may have prescribed medications that seem to temporarily help but often leave you numb, robot-like and foggy. Famous poet, Robert Frost once said, “The best way out is always through.” Sometimes this means without a pill but rather through the healing capability of meditation