What is Meditation?

Meditation is a process of experiencing a state of our awareness. Through calming the mind and emotions you can experience a state of peace and tranquility. Meditation is a simple technique that can be learned in a few minutes. To master it requires continued practice, guidance and mature knowledge of the process.

Meditation and Relaxation Training Benefits

Psychological/Emotional Benefits:

  • Reduces anxiety, depression and eliminates phobias
  • Reduces stress and reverses the fight-or-flight reaction
  • Creates a sense of inner peace and calm
  • Accelerates the psychotherapeutic process
  • Reduces the use of prescription drugs
  • Reduces the use of alcohol and other substances
  • Useful in smoking and weight reduction programs
  • Improves grades at school

Physical Health Benefits:

  • Improvement for asthma sufferers
  • Strengthens the immune system and reduces viruses
  • Reduces cardiovascular problems
  • Increases blood flow to the heart
  • Improvement for diabetics
  • Increases athletic performance
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Lengthens life span

Work-Related Benefits:

  • Reduces sick days
  • Improves productivity
  • Improves work performance
  • Decreases use of employee insurance benefits
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Increases job satisfaction
  • Improves relationships with supervisors and co-workers

Meditation Can Change Your Brain

Neuroscientist Sara Lazar's amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.