Meditation is a powerful antidote to stress.
Society is moving at an exponential rate. We are more time-poor, over-worked, and under-pressure than ever before. Stress caused by financial burdens, relationship troubles, work deadlines, and even traffic jams are having detrimental effects on our health and well-being. The vicious cycle of stress clouds our minds. This diminishes our productivity, our ability to make decisions, and even our self-confidence. Left unchecked, we become more susceptible to cardiovascular disease, insomnia, headaches, ulcers, fatigue, digestive problems, poor memory, anxiety, depression, and the list goes on. Countless studies have shown that meditation triggers in the body a relaxation response that is the polar opposite of the physiological stress response (fight or flight). Meditation is non-invasive, requires almost no effort, and need only take a few minutes time each day or even each week to reap its rewards.
Top Ten Benefits Of Meditation
- Improves productivity
- Increases one’s ability to cope with demands and pressure (i.e. stress)
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves rational decision making
- Improves digestive function
- Improves sleep patterns
- Increases immunity
- Increases ability to control cravings
Success & Meditation
Many of the world’s most successful people are harnessing the power of meditation. From Sir Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey to multi-national corporations like Google and professional sportspeople all over the world, this ancient practice is becoming increasingly embedded into modern society.
By including meditation in my work day, I have noticed my ability to deal with stress has significantly improved. My reactions in difficult situations are calmer and more measured. In short, I seem to be a nicer person! Physically, I have also noticed improvements, with a decrease in number of tension headaches and an improvement in shoulder and neck pain.Katy
When I first discovered Centred Meditation, I had just started my first full time job in the legal profession. Since I had suffered from some anxiety in the past, I was pretty worried about how I was going to manage the stress and pressure that is so often associated with legal work so I thought that this would be a perfect time to incorporate meditation into my lifestyle. And the results have been absolutely wonderful. I have not experienced any of the anticipated angst that is usually associated with starting a new job. I come out of the sessions feeling a calm and ease that is unlike any other stress release strategy that I’ve ever tried before. Nikki and Kevin have created an absolute urban sanctuary and my experience with Centred Mediation has been truly life changing. Every time I leave the studio I feel recharged and ready to face anything.Chantal
I’m much more ‘present’ and aware of and ‘in’ my environment when I leave the sessions and feel lighter, walk taller. I go back to work more focussed to face the afternoons, and have also been sleeping better!Lauren
I feel more relaxed in my day to day life even in the short time that I have been going [to Centred Meditation]. I have a very stressful job which causes me a lot of anxiety during the day, I find the lunch time sessions help me to realign my centre and offer a calming influence. It has also brought me an inner peace which I have not experienced for a very long time.Mark