Introduction to Mindfulness & Its Benefits
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.