Meditation can help lower cortisol levels, which is known as the “stress hormone” that causes inflammation in the body. Increased cortisol can lead to developing high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, fatigue, and attention problems. It can also alleviate stress-triggered medical conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and fibromyalgia. Meditation techniques can be used to promote sleep because they can help you relax your body and have better control over the thoughts that might be keeping you up at night.
The Use of Meditation & Prayer Whatever your religious or spiritual beliefs are, we can all practice a form of meditation and prayer. Prayer is the practice of remaining hopeful and expressing gratitude. It can give you the opportunity to look at challenges or struggles from a different perspective. Life can be overwhelming, and when you are able to have faith in possible solutions, prayer can be profoundly empowering. When we [...]