Simply taking a few moments to pause and breathe can be of huge benefit to our mental and physical health and wellbeing. Conscious breathing techniques can be easily incorporated into our daily lives activating the parasympathetic nervous system, the relaxation response in our bodies. Counteracting the fight or flight response that activates when we are stressed and anxious. Beginning a meditation practice and taking time to take some conscious breaths can have a huge beneficial impact on our mental and physical health and wellbeing.
With busy lives, stress, pressures of work and home life responsibilities it is vitally important that we take time out to cultivate a work home life balance and spend time for our own self care so that we look after our mental and physical health. Mental and physical health are connected and it is imperative that we address and take care of our mental as well as our physical health.
There is a vast amount of scientific research proving the benefits of meditation, mindfulness and breathing techniques to mental and physical health so where as once meditation may have been thought of as a new age 'woo woo' practice it is now being recommended by health professionals world wide for all.
Meditation has the following benefits:
Lowers blood pressure
Lowers heart rate
Helps with stress & anxiety
Helps with depression
Helps with addictions
Improves immune system
Improves concentration & focus
People practicing meditation on a regular basis report feeling less stressed, happier and a greater feeling of health and wellbeing.
Breathe Meditation in Bristol ethos is to connect mind, body & spirit for all running sessions and workshops for those wanting to commence and sustain a regular meditation practice or simply enjoy a day of relaxation and wellbeing in our lovely Chew Valley studio near Bristol. Please contact us for further details if you would like to commence a meditation practice and our qualified British School of Meditation teacher would be happy to discuss options available. www.breathemeditation.co.uk